Start the week of August 29, 2022 with our Forex forecast focusing on major currency pairs here.
The EUR/USD has gone back and forth during the week, as we continue to hang around the parity level. At this point, it looks like we are taking a bit of a pause, but I think have to look at this through the prism of “fading short-term rallies” going forward. The market has gotten down to this level rather quickly, but now Jerome Powell has reiterated the hawkish attitude of the Federal Reserve, it’s likely that we will continue to see the US dollar reign supreme. I like fading rallies, especially near the 1.03 level if we get all the way up there.
The GBP/USD initially tried to rally during the trading week but gave back gains as we continue to see a lot of negativity when it comes to the British pound, as the Bank of England has already stated that the United Kingdom is going into a recession. Because of this, the market is likely to continue fading rallies, and maybe even worse off than the Euro. If we were to break above the 1.20 level, then you might be able to make an argument for something else. Until then, this looks very bearish to me.
The USD/JPY has pulled back slightly to kick off the week but then ended up rallying yet again. It looks as if we are eventually going to try to break above the recent highs, perhaps breaking through the ¥140 level. The ¥132 level underneath continues to be significant support, so I do like the idea of any pullback being bought into. If we break down below the ¥132 level, then we start to have other questions asked at that point. If the Bank of Japan continues to fight rising interest rates, this more likely than not will continue to be a “one-way trade.”
The AUD/USD initially tried to rally during the week but gave back a lot of the gains at the 0.70 level. The market has seen a lot of volatility, and a lot of resistance at the 0.70 level. If we can break above the 0.70 level, then it is possible that we could go looking to the 50 Week EMA. However, it looks more likely than not that we are going to threaten the lows again after the Federal Reserve has spoken.
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