EURUSD Price, Chart and Analysis:
- Fed and ECB monetary policy turning dovish.
- EURUSD triangular breakout on the cards in the coming days.
Q3 2019 EUR Forecast and USD Top Trading Opportunities and Forecasts
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EURUSD price action is currently setting up for a triangular breakout ahead of two important central bank meetings this month. The triangle’s vertex, defined by higher lows and lower highs, falls due around the time of the next ECB meeting on July 25 where the central bank is expected to outline a potential 10 basis point cut to the deposit rate to -0.5%. ECB President Mario Draghi may also prepare the market for another round of quantitative easing (bond buying), especially if economic data remains weak.
In the US, the FOMC meeting on July 31 is fully expected to result in a 0.25% interest rate cut as Fed chair Jerome Powell looks to head off any economic slowdown. While interest rate cuts in the US have now been priced in over the last 2-3 months, the realization that the ECB has changed course and now needs to provide fresh monetary stimulus has weakened the Euro and may well weaken it further in the coming months.
On the daily chart the triangular set-up over the last few is clear. The floor is currently a few pips under 1.1200, while the spot price is currently 1.1230 and falling. A break and close below 1.1182 would negate the short-term series of higher lows from June 18, while a bearish chart breakdown will need a close below the May 23 low at 1.1107.
EURUSD Daily Price Chart (November 2018 – July 18, 2019)
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