Forex Forecast: Volatility Threatens Market Stability Ahead of Fed Taper
Trading conditions are growing dangerous – not because a particular currency or asset classes is threatening an unfavorable turn; but rather because there are alluring technical setups that are likely to fall apart almost immediately after they trigger. That is particularly true for many of the dollar-based pairings.
A sharply disappointing US Nonfarm Payrolls report was supposed to be enough to send the US Dollar to fresh lows versus the Euro, but the EURUSD finished the week almost exactly where it began. What gives?
With war seemingly on the horizon and an improved US economic outlook, gold remains precariously positioned as investors look to the Fed for guidance.
The Japanese Yen was the worst performer this week as sentiment over the emerging market meltdown cooled; but a late-week shift after the US NFPs and heightened rhetoric over Syria could boost the safe haven over the next five days.
The British Pound tracked higher during the first full week of September, with the GBPUSD climbing to a high of 1.5680, but the bullish trend may be coming to an end as the pair comes up against key resistance.
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