FOREX NEWS: GERMAN CPI AND BRITISH GDP – THE MARKET-MOVERS OF THE DAY
Forex News: Yesterday the pair experienced a sudden rally, which was short lived because the better than expected value of the US Pending Home Sales strengthened the US Dollar and brought price lower, in close vicinity to 1.3830.
What appeared to be a strong move away from 1.3830 proved to be a single impulse which was quickly reversed, showing us that bulls lack determination and strength to drive price higher. If price returns below 1.3830, the next target will be the support at 1.3760. The pair continues to trade without clear direction and the technical aspect will be secondary today because important data is released.Fundamental Outlook
The German Consumer Price Index is released today at 12:00 pm GMT and expected to increase to 1.4% from the current 1.0%. Such an increase would be beneficial for the Euro, especially because German inflation influences the entire Euro Zone. The United States release at 2:00 pm GMT the Consumer Confidence, a leading indicator of consumer spending. For today’s release, an increase is forecast, from the previous 82.3 to 82.9. Higher values for this indicator usually strengthen the US Dollar and push the pair lower.GBP/USD
Speculation that today we will see a better than expected value of the UK Gross Domestic Product brought yesterday the pair higher, but similar to the EUR/USD, the rally was soon reversed.Technical Outlook
Yesterday’s high located at 1.6858 will most likely act as resistance if price touches it again but if it is surpassed, the next resistance is located at 1.6880 (visible on a weekly chart). The first support sits at 1.6750 and since yesterday’s move up is not convincing and was quickly reversed, we favor a drop towards the mentioned support.Fundamental Outlook
The technical aspect will be somewhat secondary today because United Kingdom’s Gross Domestic Product is released at 8:30 am GMT. An increase is expected, from the previous 2.7% to 3.2% and if this prediction comes true, the Pound will most likely strengthen because the GDP is an economy’s main gauge of overall performance. As always, the pair will be also influenced by the US data released throughout the day.