USD Technical Forex Analysis for Forex Traders
The USD continued to correct higher trough today's New York trade reaching the best levels of the day against the majors shortly after the London fix; despite the rise in the Greenback the majors held important S/R levels during the day and remains in two-way action into the close. Technical trade was the rule for the most part as the lack of economic news kept traders focused on near-time price levels with stops helping to drive most of the intraday action.
GBP never traded back to the earlier high seen in late Europe this morning of 1.4961 but retreated finding layers of stops for a low print at 1.4668 before recovering more than a full handle and settling above the 1.4700 handle. Traders note that cross-spreaders for Yen liquidating Yen crosses as well as weakness in EURO helping to drive the rate lower but Cable still held technical support at the 1.4720 area. EURO also took a dive dropping from the 1.3550 area in early trade for a low print at 1.3356 once again holding tech support ahead of the 1.3330 area; the rate also seeing liquidation from Yen crosses.
EUURO recovered back to the 1.3400 area and is trying for a close above the 1.3400 handle suggesting that the dips are being bought. Traders note that volumes were light on the move lower and there was bid interest during the fix today. The rest of the majors all held under tech resistance after trying for highs; traders note that the tech levels seen from last week are back in play across all pairs. USD/CHF high prints at 1.1409 were under the tech level of 1.1420; the rate failing to hold the 1.1400 handle by the end of the day. USD/JPY held firm making the USD at the highest levels seen since last year but off its highs; high prints at 101.46 never challenged in New York and the rate is unable to hold the 101.00 handle into the close.
USD/CAD rallied to a high print at 1.2443 before dropping back under the 1.2400 handle; a late push back to the 1.2400 handle sees the rate holding around the 1.2405 area in light trade. All the rates either held their respective 100 day MA S/R levels or their recent Fib levels suggesting that all of today's action was dominated by short-term traders and likely will repeat tomorrow. With a light economic calendar due tomorrow and into mid-week the USD will likely remain two-way for the next 24-48 hours. Look for the Greenback to be subdued overnight and respect current ranges.
Today's US Dollar Trading
- USD reverses off lows to make highs in New York
- Majors respect existing S/R, stops in range drive most action
- Volumes lighter with most action ahead of the London fix
- Look for the Greenback to hold existing ranges
- Volumes likely to be light
Looking Ahead to Tuesday
All times Eastern (-5 GMT)
- 10:00am USD IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism
- 3:00pm USD Consumer Credit m/m