Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB Holds Interest Rate
The Euro US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate rose today and is currently trading around $1.1267 on the interbank market.
The Euro (EUR) edged higher against the US Dollar (USD) following the publication of the Eurozone’s GDP figures for the first quarter, which held steady at 0.4%, confirming its estimate.
Today also saw the printing of the German factory orders figures for April, which came in above forecast at a 0.3%, reassuring some single currency traders as Europe’s largest economy shows signs of recovery.
The European Central Bank (ECB) also announced its interest rate decision today, which held steady at 0% – leaving most single currency traders unsurprised. The ECB added that it expects to leave its rates and these historic lows until mid-2020.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways.
The projected upper bound is: 1.14.
The projected lower bound is: 1.12.
The projected closing price is: 1.13.
A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 7 white candles and 3 black candles for a net of 4 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 25 white candles and 25 black candles.
Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.
One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 71.6665. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 7 period(s) ago.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 60.12. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a buy 210 period(s) ago.
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 140.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a buy 4 period(s) ago.
The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 3 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
FOREX EUR= closed up 0.005 at 1.127. Volume was 27% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 17% narrower than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
1.123 1.131 1.121 1.127 92,029
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 1.12 1.12 1.14
Volatility: 6 5 7
Volume: 97,504 109,826 133,745
Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.
FOREX EUR= is currently 0.9% below its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is extremely high when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that volatility will decrease and prices will stabilize in the near term. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of EUR= at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on EUR= and have had this outlook for the last 2 periods.