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EURUSD Price Outlook: Recents Lows Look Vulnerable

EURUSD Price Outlook: Recents Lows Look Vulnerable

2019-05-15 08:00:00
Nick Cawley, Analyst
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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.

Q2 2019 EUR Forecast and USD Top Trading Opportunities

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.

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EURUSD Price Outlook: Recents Lows Look Vulnerable

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)

EURUSD Price Outlook: Recents Lows Look Vulnerable

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