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EUR/USD Continues to Slide as EUR/JPY Retreats from YTD Excessive, What Subsequent?



  • EUR/USD Eyeing Brief-Time period Retracement however US Knowledge and the 1.1000 Deal with Might Cap Beneficial properties.
  • Euro Space Enterprise Exercise Declines however Worth Pressures Proceed to Ease in a Uncommon Constructive for the European Central Financial institution (ECB).
  • EURJPY Retreats from YTD Excessive Retest as FX Intervention Cloud Stays in Play on Yen Pairs.
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EUR/USD has been on a gentle decline since printing a recent YTD excessive on July 18 across the 1.1275 mark. Yesterday noticed an tried push above the psychological 1.1000 come beneath heavy promoting strain pushing the pair towards the 1.0900-mark thanks largely to a resurgent US Greenback. We are able to see from the foreign money power chart beneath the Greenback has began the morning on the entrance foot with ultimate PMI numbers due from the Euro Space.

Foreign money Energy Chart: Strongest – USD, Weakest – CHF


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The US Greenback particularly appears to be benefitting at resent from risk-off sentiment because of a downgrade within the US by Fitch Scores Company. The rally within the greenback is shocking nonetheless given the downgrade and continues a pattern in 2023 the place theoretical situations haven’t all the time come to fruition. You will need to word nevertheless that following a downgrade in 2011 by S&P the DXY loved a major rally within the months that adopted. Is historical past about to repeat itself?


A combined bag for the Euro Space by way of information this morning. The slowdown in enterprise exercise which was seen in manufacturing PMI information as Companies PMI underwhelmed coming in beneath estimates. HCOB’s ultimate Composite Buying Managers’ Index (PMI), compiled by S&P International which is seen as a gauge of total financial well being hit an 8-month low coming in at 48.6. The uncommon constructive out of at present’s information got here from the composite enter and output worth index which got here in at 53.1 from 53.Eight beforehand, and the bottom since early 2021. The European Central Financial institution (ECB) policymakers will little question breathe a sigh of reduction on the worth strain entrance because it confronted a tough job navigating additional fee hikes within the face of slowing financial system.


Seeking to the remainder of the day and there’s some occasion danger which may impression EURUSD with ISM Companies and Jobless Claims information due out from the US. Yesterday’s ADP employment change information yesterday smashed estimates and gave the US Greenback additional impetus and pushing EURUSD decrease. ISM Companies and jobless claims information later at present may push EURUSD decrease ought to it beat estimates and proceed the pattern of constructive information from the US.


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Taking a look at EURUSD from a technical perspective and we could also be organising for a retracement again towards the 1.1000 psychological stage. Worth is at present resting on a key space of dynamic help with the 50 and 100-day MA resting at 1.09300 and 1.09150 respectively.

Instant resistance rests shy of the psychological 1.1000 stage at across the 1.0975 deal with and will show a troublesome nut to crack. The 1.0840 swing low continues to carry and retains the bullish pattern alive. If we’re to interrupt beneath the present space of help a each day candle shut beneath the 1.0840 deal with would see a change of construction and thus may open up the potential of additional draw back.

EUR/USD Each day Chart – August 3, 2023

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EURJPY is attention-grabbing notably after the shock announcement by the Financial institution of Japan (BoJ) final week in tweaking the Yield Curve Management coverage. This initially helped the Yen however weak spot has returned with EURJPY retesting the YTD excessive yesterday.

A break increased and recent YTD highs is just not out of the query however might be brief lived because the cloud of FX intervention continues to hover across the Yen. The BoJ have constantly stated they’ll act provided that extreme strikes happen, nevertheless I might take that with a pinch of salt. Provided that the BoJ constantly unhappy they see no must tweak the YCC coverage earlier than springing a shock, may we see the same story relating to FX intervention.

EUR/JPY Each day Chart – August 3, 2023


Supply: TradingView

General construction and worth motion hints at a brand new leg to the draw back, however the basic elements have largely overshadowed the technical outlook. The current down transfer nevertheless did give an indication with a double to sample as you’ll be able to see on the chart above however was helped by the BoJ tweaking the YCC coverage.

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IGCS reveals retail merchants are at present SHORT on EUR/JPY, with 81% of merchants at present holding SHORT positions. At DailyFX we sometimes take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the truth that merchants are brief means that EUR/JPY could get pleasure from a brief pullback earlier than persevering with to increased towards recent YTD highs and perhaps one thing to bear in mind.

Written by: Zain Vawda, Market Author for

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