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NFP Price Action Setups post-FOMC: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CAD

NFP Price Action Setups post-FOMC: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CAD

James Stanley, Contributor
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US Dollar Price Action Setups

This is a live webinar being hosted over the Youtube platform, and upon conclusion, the archive will be available in the above video player.

The focus for today’s webinar is price action across FX pairs along with a couple of key commodity and equity market indices after yesterday’s FOMC rate decision. That rate decision produced a volatile move in the US Dollar, with the currency dropping around the release of the statement; but soon after finding support and rallying through the press conference.

US Dollar Four-Hour Price Chart

us dollar usd four hour price chart

Chart prepared by James Stanley

That US Dollar strength remains in to today’s trade, and tomorrow brings the Non-Farm Payroll report out of the United States. The expectation is for +190k jobs to have been added in the month of April, and this has the potential to keep the US Dollar and, in-turn, major currency pairs on the move.

EUR/USD is interesting ahead of tomorrow. Yesterday’s initial move of USD-weakness saw the pair pop-up to last week’s highs, finding a bit of resistance in the zone that runs from 1.1250-1.1262. That zone held the highs as bears quickly came back, and price action pushed back-down to prior range support, the zone that runs from 1.1187-1.1212. We’ve since seen price make a push below this zone, but this may be more of a ‘trap setup’ considering the driver on the calendar for tomorrow.

EUR/USD Hourly Price Chart

eurusd eur/usd hourly price chart

Chart prepared by James Stanley

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--- Written by James Stanley, Strategist for

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