9 September, 2015
The 1.1214 resistance worked again yesterday and turned EURUSD down after the pair rallied from the support area identified in yesterday’s report. The pair keeps on moving sideways between a pivotal support at 1.1085 – 1.1150 and resistance at 1.1214. The pair also seems to honour 50 period SMA in the 4h timeframe as the slightly descending moving average has been limiting EURUSD advances lately. Today’s candle has potential to be a decisive one as it will create another lower high should it close down. There are two lower lows already and should today’s bar close below previous candle low another lower high will be created. Price has created lower highs in intraday charts, which suggests that the pair should move further into the aforementioned pivotal support. Apart from this pivotal support area support and resistance levels are at 1.0930, 1.1018 and 1.1214.
ECB’s Reinesch: Loose Monetary Policy support structural reforms. The governor of Luxembourg’s central bank said the “current accommodative monetary policy” provides a “window of opportunity” for structural reform. He stressed that “favourable financing conditions will offset possible short-term adjustment costs and will bring forward the longer-term benefits of reform”. According to Reinesch these “could focus on simplifying the administrative burden involved in creating a new firm or in growing a firm beyond arbitrary thresholds which trigger increases in compliance costs.” The ECB has been urging enhanced structural reforms for a while now, but in our view the risk is that without market pressure, governments will continue to shy away from any measures that could risk votes.
According to Eurostat the Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 during the second quarter of 2015, compared with the previous quarter, according to a second estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the first quarter of 2015, GDP grew by 0.5% in both areas. Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 1.5% in the euro area and by 1.9% in the EU28 in the second quarter of 2015, after +1.2% and +1.7% respectively in the previous quarter. During the second quarter of 2015, GDP in the United States increased by 0.9% compared with the previous quarter (after +0.2% in the first quarter of 2015). Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, GDP grew by 2.7% (after +2.9% in the previous quarter).
The US consumer credit expanded 6.7% in July. It is a sign of confidence most likely propelled by low fuel prices and relatively steady job market. Outstanding consumer credit, a reflection of nonmortgage debt, rose $19.1 billion or at a 6.7% annual rate in July, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday. Consumer credit has been trending higher. It has increased each month for nearly four years. July credit growth was roughly in line with economists’ expectations. They had predicted a $19.5 billion increase. Revolving credit, mostly credit cards, rose at a 5.7% annual rate. In June it climbed at an annual rate of 10%. Non-revolving credit, made up largely of auto and student loans, increased at a 7% annual rate, compared with 9.4% in June. Almost 70% of US GDP growth comes from consumer spending and steady growth in consumer credit therefore is a positive indication for the economic growth.
The US Labor Market Conditions Index (LMCI) rose by 2.1 points in August. This was the largest monthly improvement in US labor markets over the last six months. There were also revisions for previous months’ readings 2015 were revised up by a net 2.3 points in yesterday’s release. This measure contracted by 370 points from January 2008 to June 2009 but now it has made up about 90% of the 2008-09 deterioration.
Currency Movers Charts
All currencies continue their rally against JPY today. JPY is typically seen as a safe haven currency and stock market gains across the globe signal that investors and other market players are once again ready accept risk. All the other currencies seem to be on a wait and see mode as fluctuations are relatively small when compared to JPY.
USDJPY has broken out of a 4h downtrend and is now trading near Aug 28th pivotal resistance. The low at 120.90 has tested bull commitment in USDJPY today. AUDJPY has rallied to a level that turned the pair lower Sept 3rd and has caused the market to hesitate: bearish pinbars in 4h chart. EURJPY hit the upper end of my resistance area at 135 and turned lower. Looking bearish now with some room to fall.
Significant daily support and resistance levels for these pairs are:
Main Macro Events Today
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