USD Dollar (USD) – The Dollar was mixed against other major currencies in Forex Trading after worse than expected U.S. data on durable goods orders that came at -0.6% vs. 0.6% forecast, leaving traders clueless of the market direction. The NASDAQ and Dow Jones declined by 1.04% and 0.38% respectively. Crude oil weakened by 0.7% closing at $77 a barrel. Gold (XAU) strengthened by 0.2% closing at $1160.4 an ounce. Today, Unemployment Claims are expected to weaken from 464K to 457K.
EURO (EUR) – The Euro traded on a narrow range versus the Dollar for the second consecutive day as traders continued to digest the recent stress tests results. The main resistance of the EUR/USD on the daily chart is 1.3050. If the pair trades above this level, the momentum continues to be bullish. The main support on the daily chart is located at 1.2700. Overall, EUR/USD traded with a low of 1.2966 and with a high of 1.3042. Today, German Unemployment Change is expected at -18K vs. -21K prior. EUR/USD – Last: 1.2998
British Pound (GBP) – The Pound closed almost unchanged versus the Dollar after touching the highest rate in 5 months during the session due to bad economic data like the durable goods orders in the US which fell more than expected. The main support of the GBP/USD on the one hour chart is 1.5430, if the price trades below this level the momentum will be bearish, the next resistance on the daily chart is 1.5675. Overall, GBP/USD traded with a low of 1.5544 and with a high of 1.5638. Today, Nationwide HPI is expected at -0.2% vs. 0.1% prior. GBP/USD – Last: 1.5603
Japanese Yen (JPY) –The Yen strengthened versus the Dollar as orders for U.S. durable goods unexpectedly fell last month and the Federal Reserve said economic growth slowed in some areas. Retail Sales came out at 3.2% vs. 3.3% forecast. The main resistance of the USD/JPY on the daily chart is 89.20 level ,as long it's trading below this level a short position is preferred, the next support is located at 86.20. Overall, USD/JPY traded with a low of 87.25 and with a high of 88.11. USD/JPY-Last: 87.15
Canadian dollar (CAD) – The Canadian Dollar weakened against the Dollar after a drop in crude oil prices increased speculation that demand will wane for currencies of nations that are dependent on commodities for growth. As long the USD/CAD is below 1.0450 levels, the momentum is bearish. The next support is located at 1.0240. Overall, USD/CAD traded with a low of 1.0298 and with a high of 1.0390. USD/CAD – Last: 1.0363bp, commodities, economic growth, FOREX, gold, japan, Oil, unemployment, yen