06, January 2017

EUR/USD (a 4-hour chart)

 General overview

The euro turned negative ahead of EU’s Producer Price Index on Thursday. Despite the better-than-expected figures the single European currency lost its value. The lack of strong data from the Euroland turned traders’ attention to the US calendar. The US was going to publish a bunch of labor market reports: ADP Employment Change and US Initial Jobless Claims. PMI Composite from Markit was worth our attention as well.

Current situation

The EUR/USD pair opened on a strong note on Thursday. The pair was able to advance up to 1.0574 where it met a barrier and turned bearish. The single European currency bounced off the mark and headed lower afterwards. Sellers broke the level 1.0550 during European morning trades and tested 1.0500 in the mid-European session. The currency pair returned to a decline ahead of the NY opening when bears headed towards 1.0450. According to the 4 hours chart the price broke the 50 and the 100-EMAs upwards and tested the 200-EMA during the early trades. The euro failed to retake the bearish 200-EMA and bounced off the moving post-European open. The 100 and 200-EMAs pointed lower while the 50-EMA remained neutral. The resistance is at 1.0500, the support comes in at 1.0450.

MACD entered the positive area. If MACD remains in the positive territory, buyers’ positions will strengthen. RSI oscillator bounced off the overvalued readings.

Trading recommendations

The bearish trend remained intact. As the most probable scenario, we consider further moving downwards towards the levels 1.0450 and 1.0400. However, a move above 1.0550 may neutralize the current selling pressure. The EUR/USD pair may extend its recovery up to 1.0650.