04, March 2015

Fundamental analysis

 EUR/USD (a 4-hour chart)

The beginning of the week was marked by the US dollar growth. The pair EUR/USD was in the flat near 1.1160-1.1245. The euro area inflation and unemployment positive releases could support the demand for the single European currency and at the moment quotations reached the level of 1.1245, but then traders closed their "longs" that caused the euro rebound. However the pair increased again.

The pair GBP/USD was under pressure amid the short positions profit taking at the cross-rate euro/pound as well as the US Treasury bond yields increase. The February UK manufacturing PMI was better than the forecasted medians, but traders did not hurry to open long positions. The pair EUR/GBP is in the oversold area that forced investors to withdraw partially from the short positions that put pressure on the British pound. Nevertheless the pair GBP/USD grew and is the flat.

Bulls dominated at market for the pair USD/JPY despite the US negative macroeconomic statistics. The ISM manufacturing index has shown a decline for the fourth month in a row which is the first wake-up call for the US economy. Nevertheless, traders focused their attention exclusively on the stock market dynamics. The pair fell on the yesterday’s trades.