EUR/USD Forecast: Stalls Heading into the Weekend

All things being equal, this is a market that I think you continue to fade rallies and I do think that eventually we may go looking to the lows.

  • The EUR/USD gave up some of the momentum heading into the weekend, as we are hanging about the 0.98 level.
  • Keep in mind that the market has rallied the last several days and it certainly looks as if we are starting to see where the market had gotten oversold, so a little bit of a recovery does make a certain amount of sense.
  • Between here and the parody level, I suspect that there is going to be a lot of noise, therefore I think it’s probably only a matter of time before we see signs of exhaustion in that region.

If we turn around and break down below the bottom of the candlestick for the trading session on Friday, then it’s possible that we could drop down to the 0.96 level again. Keep in mind that this is a market that is going to continue to pay close attention to the European Union and all the nastiness coming out of there, because quite frankly, nothing good is coming out of that region. Markets don’t go in one direction forever, and therefore you need to understand that this is a situation where you will get the occasional opportunity, and you need to look at signs of exhaustion after a rally to do so.

Looking to Continue Fading Rallies

The 50-Day EMA is sitting right there at parity as well, so you need to pay close attention to that. In fact, the 50-Day EMA is a bit of a downtrend line, and therefore everything lines up to the downside sooner or later. Even if we break above there, I will need to see some type of change in the overall fundamental situation to make that connection to start buying as well. If we did break out above there, then the 200-Day EMA sits around the 1.05 level, which is a major resistance barrier.

All things being equal, this is a market that I think you continue to fade rallies and I do think that eventually we may go looking to the lows. However, nothing lasts forever, and of course momentum is one of those things that disappears quickly. It kind of comes and goes, so therefore it’s likely that we get short any opportunity that we can, especially as energy and inflation continues to be a major issue in the EU.

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Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis has been trading Forex for several years. He writes about Forex for many online publications, including his own site, aptly named The Trader Guy.

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