EUR/USD, GBP/USD, DXY Price Forecast: DXY Steady over $106; Buying Ahead?

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Market Overview

The EUR/USD pair experienced some volatility as recent economic data painted a mixed picture of the Eurozone’s economic health. The French Flash Manufacturing PMI fell short of expectations at 44.9, signaling a contraction, while the Services PMI edged above forecasts at 50.5, suggesting modest expansion. The discrepancy between manufacturing and service sectors points to an uneven recovery path across Europe.

For the GBP/USD pair, UK public sector net borrowing was reported higher than anticipated at £11.0 billion, hinting at potential fiscal pressures that might influence future monetary policy and economic stability in the UK.

Events Ahead

Looking ahead, the focus shifts to German Flash Manufacturing PMI which is projected at 42.8, and the broader Eurozone Flash Manufacturing PMI at 46.5. These figures will be pivotal in assessing the industrial health of Europe’s largest economy and the Eurozone at large.

In the UK, traders will closely monitor the Flash Manufacturing PMI and Services PMI, both crucial for gauging the immediate economic trajectory and sentiment towards the British pound.

Meanwhile, in the U.S., upcoming data releases include Flash Manufacturing and Services PMIs, along with New Home Sales, all of which could provide further clarity on the economic landscape and influence the Federal Reserve’s policy direction.

US Dollar Index (DXY)

Dollar Index

The Dollar Index (DXY) saw a slight decline in today’s trading, dropping by 0.03% to $106.195. Currently, the index hovers slightly above its pivot point of $105.927, indicating a precarious balance in market sentiment. Resistance levels are poised at $106.536, $107.097, and $107.608, which could challenge upward movements if approached.

Conversely, support can be found at $105.537, with further safety nets at $105.221 and $104.901, potentially halting further declines. Technical indicators suggest a bullish outlook if the index remains above the pivot point, with the 50-day and 200-day exponential moving averages at $105.874 and $104.848, respectively, reinforcing this stance.

EUR/USD Technical Forecast

EUR/USD Price Chart – Source: Tradingview

Today’s trading session saw the EUR/USD pair edge up modestly by 0.03% to a price of $1.06463. The pair is currently testing just below its pivot point at $1.0664, suggesting a critical juncture for the next directional move. Resistance levels are set at $1.0704, $1.0735, and $1.0793, which could cap upward trends.

On the downside, support is observed at $1.0603, with additional buffers at $1.0548 and $1.0496 to potentially halt declines.

The technical indicators, with the 50-day EMA at $1.0676 and the 200-day EMA at $1.0765, hint at a bearish sentiment below the pivot, although a breach above could switch the outlook to bullish.

GBP/USD Technical Forecast

GBP/USD Price Chart – Source: Tradingview

In today’s session, the GBP/USD pair saw a slight decline of 0.04%, settling at $1.23445. The currency is trading just below the key pivot point of $1.23607, which is pivotal for determining the near-term directional bias. Resistance levels are identified at $1.24240, $1.24871, and $1.25692, potentially restricting upward movements.

Conversely, support is established at $1.23023, with further support seen at $1.22254 and $1.21492, areas where buyers may emerge. Technical indicators, including a 50-day EMA of $1.24443 and a 200-day EMA of $1.25708, suggest a bearish undertone below the pivot point, although surpassing it could signal a shift to a bullish outlook.

For a look at all of today’s economic events, check out our economic calendar.

This article was originally posted on FX Empire

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