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EUR/USD: trading is ambiguous 01.07.2019

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NPBFX offers the latest release of analytics on EUR/USD: for a better understanding of the current market situation and more efficient trading.

Current trend

EUR showed ambiguous dynamics against USD on June 28. Investors didn't want to open new positions at the end of the week amid the passing G20 summit, at which, in particular, a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping was awaited. The negotiations ended quite positively. Trump noted that they were "better than expected" and encouraged the markets with optimistic forecasts for the final deal between the countries. The United States decided not to introduce new import duties and allowed American companies to deal with Huawei if this does not pose a threat to the US security.

Moderate support for the euro on Friday was provided by preliminary data on consumer inflation. In June, the core CPI accelerated from 0.8% to 1.1% YoY, with a forecast of growth to 1.0% YoY. At the start of the week, European statistics on consumer lending and unemployment for May is expected.

Support and resistance

Bollinger Bands in D1 chart show moderate growth. The price range expands from above, freeing a path to new local highs for the "bulls". MACD is reversing down and forming a sell signal (being located under the signal line). Stochastic is declining slightly more actively, being located just below the middle of its working area.

There's a possibility of a correctional decline in the short and/or ultra-short term.

Resistance levels: 1.1370, 1.1411, 1.1447, 1.1471.

Support levels: 1.1343, 1.1316, 1.1281, 1.1263.





Trading tips

Long positions should be opened if the price moves away from the support level of 1.1343 followed by the breakout of 1.1370–1.1390. Take-profit – 1.1471. Stop loss – 1.1330–1.1310.

A confident breakdown of 1.1343 may serve as a signal to further sales with the target at 1.1263 or 1.1246. Stop loss – 1.1380.

Implementation period: 2-3 days.

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May “Battle of Traders”: striking the balance, announcing 10 winners!

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The spring is over, same as the monthly “Battle of Traders” contest of May. We present you a review of the contest results and 10 winners of the month.

At the initial assessment, we can say that the May battle was fairly smooth, without breakthrough achievements and new levels in figures. So, 1658 traders took part in the contest. The leader of the contest Joe Fredolin managed to increase the initial deposit almost by 10 times, putting $ 47,677.26 onto the balance of his contest demo account. Mamont44–the runner-up of the contest–is breathing down the winner’s neck, with the result of $ 45,005.64.

Participants’ commitment to win, incessant search for the best strategies and tactics are becoming clearly apparent, when analyzing the course of the contest and taking a closer look at the trading accounts statements. Despite the fact that automated algorithmic trading is quite popular, at least 40% of the participants prefer “manual” control of each transaction. So, which participants managed to take top places due to their professional efforts and good luck?

The top 10 winners of the May “Battle” are traders with the following nicknames: Joe fredolin, Mamont44, Dd1, grig31, PANADO, Mahadi, Chimera, 923018758485, vikfedr, go6eto. Congratulations! We wish you successful trading on real trading accounts at NPBFX!



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Let us recall that everyone can participate in the contest. The contest is held on NPBFX demo accounts, no entry fee is required. To participate you need to go through a simple registration with NPBFX.

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Riding the Elliott Wave right to the 1st place of the contest! The interview with the winner of the May “Battle of traders”

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo with a population of 31 million people. Joe Fredolin Keffrus citizen of this country was awarded the victory in the May Battle of Traders contest and a prize of $ 1000 to the trading account! In his interview, the winner of the trader’s battle shared that he had succeeded due to the Elliott Wave strategy and the never-give-up ability. Why did Joe have a hard time learning Forex trading, whether trading in financial markets is popular in Malaysia, and how does the winner evaluate the conditions of the contest itself? Read the questions and answers session in the interview.



- Joe, it was May you participated in the monthly Battle of Traders contest for the first time. Please tell us how did you learn about the contest and why did you decide to take part in it?

- I saw a banner in the “Promotions” section of my Personal Office and decided to try.

- Did you set a goal to take first place?

- I was planning to get into the top five winners and was very happy when I learned about my victory!

- Your trading result for May was $ 47,677. You managed to increase the initial deposit of $ 5,000 almost by 10 times! Please tell us the nature of your trading system?

- I trade “manually”. Elliot Wave strategy helps me a lot in making trading decisions. Most often I hold the position open for 2-3 days before I close.

- You had a fairly wide trading portfolio during the contest: more than 10 currency pairs, as well as gold. What is the reason for choosing such trading instruments?

- I prefer not to be focused on one instrument, I always choose the instruments with the best fopportunities. On the contest account, I traded in currency pairs and precious metals. I am less aware of cryptocurrencies, that’s why I didn’t use them in trading.

- NPBFX has already credited $ 1,000 to your real trading account. Are you planning to trade using the same strategy as you did on the contest demo account or change it?

- Yeah, I’m going to use the same strategy.

- In May, nearly 2000 traders took part in the contest. Did you watch rivals through monitoring? Did you compare your results with the achievements of other traders?

- Yes, I always checked the latest results and tried to improve my own.

- What are your personal traits (character features) that helped you achieve success in the contest?

- Constant striving for the best, the ability to fight to the bitter end and never give up.

- Joe, what do you think about the NPBFX “Battle of Traders” contest conditions in general?

- An excellent contest for any trader, practice, and the opportunity to feel the drive throughout the contest.

- Joe, please share, how long have you been trading Forex? Why did you decide to start trading? Was it easy to learn how to trade?

- I’ve been trading at Forex a little over a year. I decided to try on the advice of a friend who had already been a successful trader by that time. It was not easy to learn: there are many aspects to consider, such as emotions, psychology and trading itself.

- Do you feel like Forex is currently a hobby for you or do you take trading as a source of steady income?

- For me, Forex is a source of steady income.

- It would be interesting to learn more about you. Please tell, what country and city you are from? How old are you, what is your profession, are you a family man, what are your hobbies besides trading?

- I am 21 years old, I am from the city of Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia. I’m currently working in a small private company. I spend my spare time with family and playing online games.

- Do your relatives know about your Forex trading? Have you already told your relatives about your victory in the contest?

- Some of the family members do not really support me, because they consider Forex a risky business. But those of them who more deeply understand what it is, support me.

- In your opinion, how many people in Malaysia are aware of trading in financial markets, at Forex? Do you have friends engaged in trading?

- I believe there are few people in Malaysia aware of the online trading earning potential due to a lack of basic information and understanding of financial markets.

- Joe, would you recommend to your friends to participate in the “Battle of Traders” contest? Why?

- I would! This is an excellent training platform for beginner traders.

- What would you wish NPBFX and the participants of the following “Battle of Traders” contests?

- I would like to thank NPBFX for the great contest and wish all future participants to never give up and win!

- Joe, thank you for participating in the contest and for the interview! We wish you new victories and achievements in the financial markets with the NPBFX broker!
 
USD/JPY: USD is strengthening 08.07.2019

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NPBFX offers the latest release of analytics on USD/JPY for a better understanding of the current market situation and more efficient trading.

Current trend

USD rose against JPY on Friday, updating local highs of June 18. Confident support for the dollar was provided by data on the US labor market for June, which reflected a sharp increase in nonfarm payrolls by 224K (with a forecast of 160K). The report also indicated an increase in unemployment and a slowdown in the average hourly wage MoM in June. Published on Friday, macroeconomic statistics from Japan was ambiguous. The index of coincident indicators in May rose from 102.1 to 103.2 points, while the index of leading indicators decreased from 95.9 to 95.2 points.

Today, the pair is trading in both directions. The yen is pressured by mixed macroeconomic statistics from Japan. Bank lending slowed in June from 2.6% to 2.3% YoY, while the forecast was 2.8%. The demand for machine-building products in May fell by 7.8% MoM after a growth of 5.2% last month.

Support and resistance

Bollinger Bands in the D1 chart demonstrate flat dynamics. The price range is expanding from above, however, failing to catch the development of "bullish" dynamics. MACD indicator is growing preserving a moderate buy signal (the histogram is above the signal line). Stochastic retains a stable upward direction but is rapidly approaching its maxima, indicating overbought instrument in the ultra-short term.

The current showings of the indicator do not contradict the further development of the uptrend in the nearest time.

Resistance levels: 108.52, 108.79, 109.00, 109.30.

Support levels: 108.14, 107.80, 107.52, 107.03.





Trading tips

To open long positions, one can rely on the breakout of 108.52–108.70. Take-profit – 109.30. Stop loss – 108.30–108.20.

The return of "bearish" dynamics with the breakdown of 108.14 may become a signal for sales with the target at 107.52 or 107.30–107.20. Stop loss – 108.40–108.50.

Implementation period: 2-3 days.

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USD/CAD: upward correction 10.07.2019

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NPBFX offers the latest release of analytics on USD/CAD for a better understanding of the current market situation and more efficient trading.

Current trend

Yesterday, the USD/CAD pair strengthened, renewing the highs since the beginning of the month. Consumer activity on USD is supported by expectations that the Fed will take a wait and refuse to raise rates during the July meeting amid the publication of a strong report on the US labor market. Yesterday’s Canadian macroeconomic statistics also contributed to the positive dynamics. The volume of May’s Building Permits fell sharply by 13.0% MoM after rising by 16.0% MoM last month.

Today, during the Asian session, the instrument trades ambiguously, awaiting the appearance of new drivers in the market. Investors are focused on the presentation of Fed Chairman Jerome Powell in Congress, as well as the publication of the Bank of Canada decision on interest rates with an accompanying press conference. It is predicted that the Canadian regulator will leave the parameters of monetary policy unchanged.

Support and resistance

On the daily chart, Bollinger bands smoothly reverse horizontally. The price range narrows, reflecting the emergence of ambiguous dynamics in the short term. The MACD grows, keeping a strong buy signal (the histogram is above the signal line). Stochastic is directed upwards but is rapidly approaching its highs, which indicates that USD may become overbought in the super-short term.

It is better to keep current long positions and open new ones in the short and/or ultra-short term until the renewals of the indicators’ signals.

Resistance levels: 1.3149, 1.3200, 1.3228, 1.3283.

Support levels: 1.3100, 1.3036, 1.3000.





Trading tips

Long positions can be opened after the breakout of 1.3149 with the targets at 1.3250–1.3283. Stop loss is 1.3100.

Short positions can be opened after a rebound from 1.3149 and the breakdown of 1.3100 with the target at 1.3000. Stop loss is 1.3149. Implementation period: 2–3 days.

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NZD/USD: the pair strengthens 12.07.2019

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NPBFX offers the latest release of analytics on NZD/USD for a better understanding of the current market situation and more efficient trading.

Current trend

Yesterday, the pair NZD/USD grew slightly. The ambiguous dynamic was due to strong US consumer inflation data. In June, Core CPI rose by 0.3% MoM and 2.1% YoY, which was better than market expectations (+ 0.2% MoM and + 2.0% YoY). Strong statistics on inflation serves as a weighty argument in favor of keeping the current Fed’s interest rates but the market still expects a rate cut at a meeting of July 30–31.

Today, during the Asian session, the instrument grows, ready to renew the local highs formed yesterday. Published on Friday, the macroeconomic statistics from New Zealand was ambiguous but could not have a significant impact on the dynamics of the instrument. Thus, Manufacturing PMI of New Zealand in June rose from 50.2 to 51.3 points, which turned out to be significantly weaker than the forecast for growth to 53.1 points.

Support and resistance

On the daily chart, Bollinger bands grow moderately. The price range narrows, reflecting the ambiguous trading nature in the short term. The MACD grows, forming a new buy signal (the histogram is above the signal line). Stochastic is directed upwards but is rapidly approaching its highs, which indicates that NZD may become overbought in the super short term.

It is better to keep current long positions until the situation becomes clearer.

Resistance levels: 0.6687, 0.6707, 0.6725, 0.6750.

Support levels: 0.6655, 0.6640, 0.6610, 0.6580.





Trading tips

Long positions can be opened after the breakout of 0.6687 or 0.6700 with the target at 0.6750. Stop loss is 0.6680–0.6665.

Short positions can be opened after a rebound from 0.6687 and a breakdown of 0.6665 with the targets at 0.6610–0.6600 with stop loss no further than 0.6700.

Implementation period: 2-3 days.

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Brent Crude Oil: oil prices are consolidating 15.07.2019

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NPBFX offers the latest release of analytics on Brent Crude Oil for a better understanding of the current market situation and more efficient trading.

Current trend

Oil prices are consolidating near local highs, updated at the end of the week. Quotes are supported by a reduction in the production of some US manufacturers in the Gulf of Mexico due to a tropical storm. On the other hand, investors were disappointed with the published report of the International Energy Agency. According to it, further growth in production in the USA will contribute to the growing imbalance of supply and demand in the market. The IEA expects a decline in oil demand by 2020 to a record level since 2003. Additional support for quotes was provided by Baker Hughes report on active oil platforms in the USA published on Friday. During the week, the number of drilling rigs decreased from 788 to 784 units.

Support and resistance

On the D1 chart, Bollinger Bands show a slight increase and a tendency to reverse horizontally. MACD indicator is growing preserving a weak buy signal (histogram is above the signal line). Stochastic, approaching its maxima, is trying to reverse down, indicating the risks of an overbought instrument in the ultra-short term.

One should wait for the clarification and formation of new trade signals.

Resistance levels: 67.38, 68.04, 68.63.

Support levels: 66.68, 65.98, 65.24, 64.73.





Trading tips

Long positions may be opened if the price moves away from 66.68, as from support, followed by the breakout of 67.38. Take profit – 68.63 or 69.00. Stop loss – 66.68. Implementation period: 1-2 days.

A confident breakdown of 66.68 may serve as a signal to further sales with the target at 65.24 or 64.73. Stop loss – 67.38. Implementation period: 2-3 days.

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EUR/USD: EUR is declining 17.07.2019

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NPBFX offers the latest release of analytics on EUR/USD for a better understanding of the current market situation and more efficient trading.

Current trend

EUR showed a steady decline against USD yesterday, retreating to new weekly lows. The reason for the emergence of negative dynamics was the macroeconomic statistics from Germany and the USA. The ZEW business sentiment index in July decreased from −21.1 to −24.5 points, which turned out to be worse than expectations of −22.3 points. The index of the current economic conditions for the same period decreased from 7.8 to -1.1 points, with a forecast of 5.0 points. The Eurozone sentiment index in July fell from −20.2 to −20.3 points but turned out to be better than the forecast of −20.9 points. Investors were optimistic about US retail sales statistics. In June, the sales of the control group increased from 0.6% to 0.7% MoM, while analysts expected sales to slow to 0.3% MoM. Strong data can help to maintain interest rates at the Fed meeting at the end of July.

Support and resistance

Bollinger Bands in D1 chart demonstrate a stable decrease. The price range is aggressively narrowing, reflecting the mixed dynamics of trading in the short term. MACD is going down preserving a weak sell signal (being located under the signal line). Stochastic shows similar dynamics, approaching its minima.

The current showings of the indicators do not contradict the further development of the downtrend in the short and/or ultra-short term.

Resistance levels: 1.1244, 1.1284, 1.1316, 1.1343.

Support levels: 1.1200, 1.1180, 1.1159, 1.1133.





Trading tips

Long positions may be opened if the price moves away from 1.1200, as from support, followed by the breakout of 1.1244. Take profit – 1.1343 or 1.1370. Stop loss – 1.1200. Implementation period: 2-3 days.

A confident breakdown of 1.1200 may serve as a signal to further sales with the target at 1.1133–1.1120. Stop loss – 1.1230. Implementation period: 1-2 days.

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AUD/USD: AUD is strengthening 19.07.2019

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NPBFX offers the latest release of analytics on AUD/USD for a better understanding of the current market situation and more efficient trading.

Current trend

The Australian dollar rose substantially against the US one on Thursday, updating local highs of April 24. It is curious that AUD has managed to show quite active growth, despite the ambiguous report on the Australian labor market for June. It reflected employment growth for mere 0.5K jobs, while in May the growth was 45.3K. Analysts were expecting growth of 10.0K jobs.

Macroeconomic statistics from the USA published on Thursday was moderately optimistic. The secondary jobless for the week on July 5 decreased from 1.728 to 1.686 million, with an expected decrease only to 1.700 million. Initial jobless claims expectedly increased from 208K to 216K. Most of the support for USD currency was provided by the Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing PMI, which rose from 0.3 to 21.8 points in July against the forecast of growth to 5 points.

Support and resistance

Bollinger Bands in the D1 chart show moderate growth. The price range is actively expanding, reflecting a surge in "bullish" sentiment on Thursday. MACD indicator is growing preserving a stable buy signal (the histogram is above the signal line). Stochastic, having reached its maxima, is trying to reverse downwards, indicating the overbought instrument in the ultra-short term.

One should keep existing long positions in the short and/or ultra-short term until the sell signals appear.

Resistance levels: 0.7081, 0.7100, 0.7118.

Support levels: 0.7046, 0.7021, 0.7000, 0.6984.





Trading tips

To open long positions, one can rely on the breakout of 0.7081. Take profit – 0.7118–0.7130 или 0.7150. Stop loss – 0.7060–0.7050. Implementation period: 1-2 days.

A rebound from 0.7081, as from resistance, followed by a breakdown of 0.7046, may become a signal for corrective sales with the target at 0.6984 or 0.6955. Stop loss – 0.7081. Implementation period: 2-3 days.

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NZD/USD: New Zealand dollar consolidates 22.07.2019

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NPBFX offers the latest release of analytics on NZD/USD for a better understanding of the current market situation and more efficient trading.

Current trend

On Friday, the NZD/USD pair fell, retreating from the renewed local highs. The dynamic was of a technical nature since the macroeconomic background remained the same. NZD was moderately supported by credit card spending data. In June, the figure rose by 6.6% YoY, which was only 0.1% weaker than last month. Investors expected a growth rate of only 5.4% YoY. USD, in turn, was under pressure after a speech by representatives of the US Federal Reserve, who noted the positive effect of the rapid interest rate cut. In late July, a large two-day Fed meeting will take place, at which, as investors expect, the interest rate will be lowered.

Support and resistance

Bollinger bands are growing steadily on the daily chart. The price range is actively expanding, letting the “bulls” renew local highs. The MACD indicator is growing, keeping a moderate buy signal (the histogram is above the signal line). Stochastic, approaching its highs, reversed into a horizontal plane, indicating that NZD may become overbought in the super short term.

The developing a corrective decline is possible in the short and/or ultra-short term.

Resistance levels: 0.6789, 0.6807, 0.6836, 0.6872.

Support levels: 0.6750, 0.6725, 0.6685, 0.6655.





Trading tips

Long positions can be opened after the breakout of the level 0.6789 with the targets at 0.6850–0.6872. Stop loss is 0.6760. Implementation period: 1–2 days.

Short positions can be opened after the breakdown of the level 0.6750 with the target at 0.6655 or 0.6640. Stop loss is 0.6789. Implementation period: 2–3 days.

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USD/CHF: USD is strengthening 24.07.2019

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NPBFX offers the latest release of analytics on USD/CHF for a better understanding of the current market situation and more efficient trading.

Current trend

USD rose against CHF yesterday, developing the "bullish" impulse formed last week. The pressure on franc was exerted by the negative prospects of Brexit and the statements of US President Donald Trump, who noted that "in trade matters, the EU is worse than China." Investors fear the escalation of the US-EU trade conflict since it is not the first time when Trump is trying to impose additional duties on European goods. Published macroeconomic statistics was ambiguous. Sales in the US secondary housing market in June fell by 1.7% after rising by 2.9% MoM last month (forecast of only −0.2% MoM). Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index in July dropped sharply from 3 to −12 points, with the forecast of 5 points. European statistics reflected a slight increase in consumer confidence from −7.2 to −6.6 points, with a constant forecast.

Support and resistance

Bollinger Bands in the D1 chart demonstrate flat dynamics. The price range is slightly narrowed from above, reflecting the change in trading in the short term. MACD indicator is growing preserving a weak buy signal (histogram is above the signal line). Stochastic shows similar dynamics, being approximately in the center of its working area, which reflects good prospects for the development of an uptrend in the short/ultra-short term.

One should look at the possibility of further growth of the instrument in the near future.

Resistance levels: 0.9860, 0.9887, 0.9907, 0.9930.

Support levels: 0.9833, 0.9800, 0.9775, 0.9737.





Trading tips

To open long positions, one can rely on the breakout of 0.9870–0.9880. Take profit – 0.9930 or 0.9950–0.9960. Stop loss – 0.9850–0.9840.

A reverse near the current level, followed by a breakdown of 0.9860–0.9850, may become a signal for sales with the target at 0.9800. Stop loss – 0.9870–0.9880.

Implementation period: 2-3 days.

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USD/JPY: the dollar continues to grow 26.07.2019

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NPBFX offers the latest release of analytics on USD/JPY for a better understanding of the current market situation and more efficient trading.

Current trend

The US dollar showed strong growth against the Japanese yen on Thursday. The development of "bullish" sentiment was supported by the strong macroeconomic statistics on the dynamics of orders for durable goods in the United States. In turn, the Japanese data was ambiguous. The index of foreign investment in Japanese bonds for the week of July 19 showed a decrease of 110.0 billion Japanese yen after a decline of 93.1 billion over the previous period.

Today, the pair is trading in both directions. Minor support for the yen is provided by a published Tokyo consumer price index. The level of consumer inflation, excluding fresh food products, rose by 0.9% YoY, which was 0.1% better than market expectations. On Friday, investors are focused on the publication of annual data on US GDP for Q2.

Support and resistance

Bollinger Bands in the D1 chart demonstrate flat dynamics. The price range narrows from above, reflecting an uncertain start of trading on Friday. MACD indicator is growing preserving a stable buy signal (the histogram is above the signal line). Also, the indicator is preparing to test the zero line on the breakout. Stochastic, having reached its maxima, reversed horizontally, indicating the overbought dollar in the ultra-short term.

To open new transactions, one should wait for clarification.

Resistance levels: 108.74, 108.98, 109.30.

Support levels: 108.52, 108.17, 107.78, 107.52.





Trading tips

To open long positions, one can rely on the breakout of 108.74. Take-profit – 109.30. Stop loss – 108.40. Implementation period: 1-2 days.

A rebound from 108.74, as from resistance, followed by a breakdown of 108.52–108.40, may become a signal for corrective sales with the target at 107.78 or 107.52. Stop loss – 108.80–108.90. Implementation period: 2-3 days.

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Brent Crude Oil: oil prices are consolidating 29.07.2019

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Current trend

On Friday, the dynamics of oil prices was controversial, as the growth of tensions in the Middle East was balanced by signals of a slowdown in US economic growth. Despite the fact that Friday's data on Q2 2019 US GDP were better than expected (+2.1% YoY against the forecast of +1.8% YoY), the decline in the growth of the American economy is quite noticeable, therefore the steps to stimulate the national economy are still expected. The report of Baker Hughes on active oil platforms in the United States, which reflected a further reduction in active drilling rigs (from 779 to 776) moderately supported the instrument.

Support and resistance

On the daily chart, Bollinger bands are slightly falling. The price range narrows from above, reflecting the emergence of ambiguous trading dynamics in the short term. The MACD indicator is falling, keeping a poor sell signal (the histogram is below the signal line). Stochastic is also pointed downwards, reaching its lows again.

It is better to wait for the clarification of trading signals from technical indicators to open new positions in the market.

Resistance levels: 64.00, 64.73, 65.24, 65.98.

Support levels: 62.67, 61.51, 60.64, 60.00.





Trading tips

Long positions can be opened after a rebound from the level of 62.67 and the breakout of the level of 64.00 with the target at 65.98 or 66.68. Stop loss is 63.00.

Short positions can be opened after the breakdown of the level of 62.67 with the target at 60.64 or 60.00. Stop loss is 63.70.

Implementation period: 2–3 days.

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EUR/USD: Euro is in correction 31.07.2019

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Current trend

Yesterday, the EUR/USD pair was moving ambiguously. EUR weakened due to the mixed EU macroeconomic publications, while USD further growth was prevented by the expectation of the Fed’s interest rate decrease at the meeting on Wednesday, July 31. July’s EU Consumer Confidence index fell to –7.4 points from –5.6 points last month. Analysts expected a decrease to –7.0 points. July’s EU Business Climate fell from 0.17 to –0.12 points, which also was worse than market forecasts of 0.08 points. French data were also disappointing. Thus, according to preliminary estimates, French Q2 2019 GDP slowed down from +0.3% QoQ to +0.2% QoQ. June's Consumer Spending Index decreased by 0.1% MoM after rising by 0.3% MoM last month.

Today, in addition to the Fed’s Meeting Minutes, EU Q2 GDP and July’s Consumer Prices Index will be released.

Support and resistance

On the daily chart, Bollinger bands steadily decline. The price range narrows, reflecting the emergence of ambiguous trading dynamics in the short term. The MACD grows, keeping a moderate buy signal (the histogram is above the signal line). Stochastic’s dynamic is similar; it is in the center of its working area.

It is better to keep current long positions in the short and/or super short term until the situation becomes clear.

Resistance levels: 1.1160, 1.1180, 1.1198, 1.1244.

Support Levels: 1.1133, 1.1115, 1.1100, 1.1075.





Trading tips

Long positions can be opened after the breakout of 1.1160 with the target at 1.1244. Stop loss is 1.1133.

Short positions can be opened after the rebound from 1.1160 and the breakdown of 1.1133 with the target at 1.1075. Stop loss is 1.1160.

Implementation period: 2–3 days.

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AUD/USD: the instrument is consolidating 02.08.2019

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Current trend

AUD ended yesterday’s session with a steady decline against USD, updating local lows of January 3. The instrument was pressured by another sharp statement by Donald Trump, who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of sluggishness in the process of concluding a trade agreement. Trump has also announced the phased introduction of higher import duties on the remaining Chinese imports from September. It is proposed to start with 10% duty, after which the US president, depending on the progress made in the negotiations, can regulate this level.

During today's Asian session, AUD is showing corrective growth. Macroeconomic statistics from Australia provides certain support for the instrument. The volume of retail sales in August grew by 0.4% MoM after rising by 0.1% MoM in the previous month. Australia's Producer Price Index in Q2 2019 showed an increase of 0.4% QoQ and 2.0% YoY, which was better than market expectations (+0.2% QoQ and +1.9% YoY).

Support and resistance

Bollinger Bands in D1 chart demonstrate a stable decrease. The price range is actively expanding, but the instrument has been located outside of its boundaries for a long time. MACD is going down preserving a strong sell signal (located below the signal line). Stochastic, having reached its lows, reversed to the horizontal plane, indicating strongly oversold AUD in the short and ultra-short term.

Correctional dynamics is possible in the near future.

Resistance levels: 0.6830, 0.6860, 0.6883, 0.6900.

Support levels: 0.6794, 0.6758, 0.6720.





Trading tips

To open long positions, one can rely on the rebound from 0.6794 as from support with the subsequent breakout of 0.6830. Take profit — 0.6900 or 0.6920, 0.6933. Stop loss — 0.6794.

The breakdown of 0.6794 may serve as a signal to new sales with the target at 0.6720. Stop loss — 0.6830.

Implementation time: 2-3 days.

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USD/CAD: the instrument is strengthening 05.08.2019

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Current trend

On Friday, the USD/CAD pair slightly decreased, although that during the day the instrument was trading upwards and renewed its highs since June 20. Investors rather coldly met the publication of the July report on the US labor market, which reflected the steady growth of new jobs in the American economy by 164K. The July average hourly wage rose from +3.1% YoY to +3.2% YoY, which was better than analysts' neutral forecasts.

Canadian statistics, in turn, was very uncertain. Thus, exports from Canada in June fell from $53 billion to $50.31 billion, which turned out to be worse than analysts' forecasts of $51.50 billion. Imports also fell from $52.43 billion to $50.17 billion against the forecast of $51.80 billion. Trade surplus balance in June fell from $0.56 billion to $0.14 billion.

Support and resistance

On the daily chart, Bollinger bands are growing steadily. The price range is narrowing, reflecting the emergence of ambiguous trading dynamics in recent days. The MACD indicator is growing, keeping a poor buy signal (the histogram is above the signal line), and is trying to consolidate above the zero line. Stochastic, approaching its highs, reversed, indicating that the possibility of USD becoming overbought in the ultra-short term is growing.

It is better to keep current long positions until the market situation becomes clear.

Resistance levels: 1.3241, 1.3264, 1.3283, 1.3320.

Support Levels: 1.3200, 1.3163, 1.3134, 1.3100.





Trading tips

Long positions can be opened after the breakout of 1.3241–1.3250 with the targets at 1.3320–1.3330. Stop loss – 1.3210. Implementation period: 1–2 days.

Short positions can be opened after the breakdown of 1.3200 with the target at 1.3100. Stop loss – 1.3250. Implementation period: 2–3 days.

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EUR/USD: the euro is strengthening 07.08.2019

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Current trend

EUR showed ambiguous trading against USD yesterday. It maintained an upward trend only at the opening of the afternoon session and increased slightly at the beginning of the American session. The reduction in the pair was due to technical factors, as the news background was almost unchanged. Investors are discussing the aggravation of the US-China trade conflict, which flows into a currency war. CNY fell against USD to its lowest level since 2008, which will weaken the negative effect of Washington's new import duties introduction. The market also expects a possible reduction in the interest rate by the Fed in September.

Tuesday’s macroeconomic statistics from Germany did not support EUR. Factory Orders in June increased significantly by 2.5% MoM after the decline by 2.0% MoM in the previous month, with the forecast of +0.5% MoM. In annual terms, the indicator decreased by 3.6% YoY, which is much better than –8.4% YoY last month.

Support and resistance

In the D1 chart, Bollinger Bands are reversing horizontally. The price range is narrowing, reflecting a sharp change of trend in the short term. MACD indicator is growing, keeping a stable buy signal (located above the signal line). Stochastic keeps the uptrend, but approaches its highs, which indicates the risks of overbought EUR in the ultra-short term.

Technical indicators do not contradict further development of the uptrend in the short and/or ultra-short term.

Resistance levels: 1.1248, 1.1284, 1.1316.

Support levels: 1.1198, 1.1180, 1.1160, 1.1133.





Trading tips

To open long positions, one can rely on the breakout of 1.1248. Take profit — 1.1316. Stop loss — 1.1220. Implementation time: 1-2 days.

A breakdown of 1.1198 or 1.1180 may be a signal to further sales with target at 1.1115 or 1.1100. Stop loss — 1.1220–1.1240. Implementation time: 2-3 days.

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AUD/USD: Australian dollar is correcting 09.08.2019

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Current trend

The Australian dollar rose significantly against the US currency on Thursday, continuing the development of the correctional impulse formed the day before. The instrument was supported by Chinese trade statistics, which, despite the continuing tensions between the US and China, showed an increase in July.

Today, the pair is trading in both directions. Investors are focused on the speech of the RBA Governor Philip Lowe and the comments of the Australian regulator on monetary policy. No concrete hints were expected from Lowe's speech on further easing of monetary policy, so the reaction of the market to it was very restrained. The head of the RBA noted the insufficiently rapid increase in inflation in the country, as well as the growth of external economic risks, primarily due to the deterioration of trade relations between China and the United States.

Support and resistance

Bollinger Bands in D1 chart demonstrate a stable decrease. The price range is narrowing, reflecting the correctional trend formation in the short term. MACD has reversed to growth having formed a strong buy signal (located above the signal line). Stochastic keeps its upward direction but is approaching its highs rapidly, which reflects risks of the overbought instrument in the ultra-short term.

Existing long positions should be kept until the situation clears up.

Resistance levels: 0.6830, 0.6860, 0.6883, 0.6900.

Support levels: 0.6800, 0.6747, 0.6700, 0.6675.





Trading tips

To open long positions, one can rely on the breakout of 0.6830. Take profit — 0.6933 or 0.6955. Stop loss — 0.6780.

The rebound from 0.6830 as from resistance with the subsequent breakdown of 0.6800 can become a signal to new sales with target at 0.6700 or 0.6675. Stop loss — 0.6840–0.6850.

Implementation time: 2-3 days.

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USD/CAD: wave analysis 12.08.2019

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The pair may grow.

On the 4-hour chart, a downward correction of the higher level developed as the wave (2), and the formation of the wave (3) began. Now, the first wave of the lower level i of 1 of (3) is forming, within which the fifth wave (v) of i is developing. If the assumption is correct, the pair will grow to the levels of 1.3360–1.3432. In this scenario, critical stop loss level is 1.3176.





Main scenario

Long positions will become relevant during the correction, above the level of 1.3176 with the targets at 1.3360–1.3432. Implementation period: 7 days and more.

Alternative scenario

The breakout and the consolidation of the price below the level of 1.3176 will let the pair go down to the levels of 1.3012–1.2910.

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EUR/USD: wave analysis 14.08.2019

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The pair is in a correction and may grow.

On the 4-hour chart, a downward correction of the higher level developed as the wave 2, within which the wave ( C ) of 2 formed. Now, the development of the third wave of the higher level 3 is beginning, within which the entry wave of the lower level i of 1 has formed, and the local correction ii of 1 is developing. If the assumption is correct, after the end of the correction, the pair will grow to the levels of 1.1413–1.1562. In this scenario, critical stop loss level is 1.1110.





Main scenario

Long positions will become relevant during the correction, above the level of 1.1110 with the targets at 1.1413–1.1562. Implementation period: 7 days and more.

Alternative scenario

The breakout and the consolidation of the price below the level of 1.1110 will let the pair go down to the levels of 1.1025–1.0950.

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