22, March 2016

EUR/USD (a 4-hour chart)

EUR/USD (a 4-hour chart)

General overview

The euro was under pressure amid Praet's statements (ECB Representative). According to Praet the ECB may launch additional incentives and low the rates if necessary. He also made it clear that the Bank had the tools to deal with deflationary pressures. More recently, M. Draghi said to the contrary, assuring markets that there was no need for further policy easing. Against this background, the Praet’s words were quite a surprise for stock markets. The euro reacted to them with sales.

The first support lies at 1.1150 and then at 1.1050. The first resistance stands at 1.1260, the next one is at 1.1350.

There is a confirmed and a strong buy signal. The price is above the Ichimoku Cloud and it is above the Chinkou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen show a horizontal movement. The upward movement will be until the price is above the Cloud.

The MACD indicator is in a positive territory. The price is correcting.

Trading recommendations

The buyers need to break above 1.1260 for a steady growth. The way to the mark 1.1350 will be opened after this breakthrough.