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EURUSD Price: Renewed Downward Pressure Hints at New Lows

EURUSD Price: Renewed Downward Pressure Hints at New Lows

Nick Cawley, Strategist

EURUSD and German Growth:

  • The German economy will grow by just 1% in 2019.
  • The EURUSD 1.1300 level continues to hold but for how long?

Q1 2019 Trading Forecasts including USD and EUR.

EURUSD Likely to Break Below 1.1300 and Test sub-1.1200

The constant flow of bad economic news in the Euro-Zone has yet to fully impact the single-currency which currently trades around 1.1320. Respected German newspaper Handelsblatt ran a sourced report late Thursday which said that the German government had downgraded growth to just 1% in 2019, down from a prior 1.8% projection just a few months ago. This figure coincides with a report out just over a week ago from the German business body BDI which said that a disorderly Brexit would hammer German growth.

Sentiment reports out this week have also highlighted the current weakness in the Euro-Zone and more may be to follow today when German IFO data is released. Expectations are for further falls and more negative news for the Euro-Zone’s economic engine. The ECB professional forecasters also release their latest views on Friday morning.

EURUSD Price Likely to Face Renewed ECB Headwinds.

IG Client Sentiment currently gives us a mixed trading bias despite retail data showing traders long EURUSD by a ratio of 1.84 to 1 (64.7%). Retail traders have remained net-long of EURUSD since January 10 when the pair traded near 1.1508.

EURUSD continues to press the 1.1300 level without a decisive move lower. Any time the pair break below here they rebound, although these bounce-backs are looking weaker. A clean break below 1.1300 opens the way to the 1.1210-1.1220 area seen back in November before the important 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level of the January 2017 – February 2018 move comes into play at 1.1186. If things turn very bearish for the pair, the January low around 1.0340 would retrace the whole rally.

EURUSD Daily Price Chart (June 2018 – January 25, 2019)

Traders may be interested in two of our trading guides – Traits of Successful Traders and Top Trading Lessons – while technical analysts are likely to be interested in our latest Elliott Wave Guide.

What is your view on EURUSD – bullish or bearish?? You can let us know via the form at the end of this piece or you can contact the author at nicholas.cawley@ig.com or via Twitter @nickcawley1.

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