EURUSD Price, Chart and Analysis:
- EURUSD looks likely to re-test 1.1174 in the short-term.
- German q/q growth in line with expectations.
German Q1 2019 growth came in as expected on a q/q basis at 0.4%, the first quarter of growth since Q2 2018, but the nsa figure y/y came in marginally lower than expectations at 0.6% compared to 0.7% expectations and 0.9% prior. While a positive for Germany after two prior quarters of flat economic activity, the future for Europe’s economic engine still looks unclear with international trade disputes weighing on growth expectations.
EURUSD is now re-testing the 1.1200 handle and is likely to target the May 9 recent low at 1.1174. A break below 1.1192 - the 20-day moving average - will likely accelerate this move. A break and close below 1.1135 opens the April 26 low at 1.1110, a price not seen since May 2017. EURUSD negative sentiment will remain intact while the pair trades under 1.1266.
EURUSD Daily Price Chart (August 2018 – May 15, 2019)
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