EURUSD: euro remains under pressure


On Tuesday, January 28, trading on the euro finished up by three points. Demand for risky assets rose in the US session, amid recovery in stock indices after the fall.

Global markets stabilized, while Chinese markets are closed until February 3. The focus of market playuers has shifted towards US coprporate reporting. The EURUSD pair recovered from 1.0998 to 1.1028, including the Asian session.

Today’s events (GMT+3)

  • 10:00 Germany: Gfk Consumer Confidence Survey (Feb).
  • 12:00 Switzerland: ZEW Survey – Expectations (Jan).
  • 12:00 Eurozone: Private Loans (YoY) (Dec), M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Dec).
  • 16:30 USA: Goods Trade Balance (Dec).
  • 18:00 USA: Pending Home Sales (MoM) (Dec).
  • 18:30 USA: EIA Crude Oil Stocks Change (Jan 24).
  • 22:00 USA: Fed Interest Rate Decision.
  • 22:30 USA: FOMC Press Conference.

Current situation

Expectations regarding a new low being set bore fruit. We have four lowering bottoms and a rebound to 1.1028. Technical conditions for an upwards correction to 1.1050 (at the 45th degree) have been created, but it is unlikely that bulls will be able to push the price to this level because of the ongoing events in China.

On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China is confident of its capacity to bring the outbreak of coronavirus under control – the virus has claimed the lives of more than 132 people. Chinese experts say that the epidemic is very difficult to contain, since coronavirus has a long incubation period. Said period passes without symptoms, but the infection is capable of being transmitted.

There is not enough objective news to properly understand the depth of the situation. The Chinese authorities continue to boldly reassure everyone that everything is under control, but at the same time, there is a struggle with vloggers and bloggers. Several people are accused of spreading rumors of coronavirus on the Internet. One person was prosecuted for disseminating false information about pneumonia via social networks in Tianjin China, and six more were fined and warned about their future conduct. This was reported by Xinhua News Agency, citing information released by the City Department for Public Safety.

The governments of France, Japan, the United States and India have prepared planes to evacuate diplomats and their families. Why take them out if everything is under control? Why in a hurry to build a hospital with 1,000 beds by early February? Maybe the Chinese authorities are hiding a more harrowing version of the truth from us?

At the time of writing, the euro is worth 1.1006. The price underwent an adjustment – increasing by 76%. Major currencies are trading in the red, except for the yen. According to forecasts, the general view is that a decrease to 1.0992 could be on the cards. Then a rebound later, after the meeting of the US Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell’s subsequent news conference.

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