USD, EUR, GBP Price Forecast: German GDP and UK Confidence Shape Currency Dynamics

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Events Ahead: EUR/USD and GBP/USD Price Forecast

On Friday, the US Dollar trading neutrally at 103.945 in anticipation of upcoming economic events from Europe. Noteworthy, the absence of major news from the USA leaves room for European economic indicators to steer market sentiment in the coming sessions.

Previously released data revealed a contraction in the German Final GDP at -0.3%, aligning with expectations and underscoring the economic challenges faced by the Eurozone’s largest economy.

In the UK, GfK Consumer Confidence slightly improved but remained in negative territory at -21, reflecting persistent consumer pessimism amidst economic uncertainties.

Events Ahead

The German ifo Business Climate Index, expected at 85.5, will offer fresh insights into business sentiment within Europe’s economic powerhouse. Additionally, speeches by German Buba President Nagel and various EU meetings including the ECOFIN and Eurogroup meetings are on the agenda, potentially impacting the Euro’s performance.

For the GBP/USD, focus remains on broader market dynamics and any Brexit-related developments, with the UK’s economic indicators playing a crucial role in shaping the currency pair’s trajectory.

US Dollar Index (DXY)

Dollar Index

The Dollar Index (DXY)’s pivot point stands at 104.149. In today’s session, resistance levels are earmarked at 104.417, 104.680, and 104.987, delineating potential ceilings the index may encounter.

Conversely, support levels are established at 103.667, 103.318, and 102.911, offering floors that could stabilize declines. The 50-day and 200-day Exponential Moving Averages, at 104.126 and 103.772 respectively, suggest a slight bullish bias.

Given these parameters, the DXY exhibits a bullish outlook as long as it remains above 103.667, highlighting an underlying strength in the U.S. dollar against a basket of currencies.

EUR/USD Technical Forecast

EUR/USD Price Chart – Source: Tradingview

 

The EUR/USD pair shows a slight increase, trading at 1.08260, marking a 0.03% rise within the last 24 hours. Positioned slightly above its pivot point of 1.08208, the currency demonstrates a cautious bullish sentiment.

The pair faces immediate resistance at 1.08576, with subsequent levels at 1.08872 and 1.09269, suggesting potential challenges ahead. Support is found at 1.07907, with further safety nets at 1.07615 and 1.07331, which could play pivotal roles in the event of a downturn.

The 50-day and 200-day Exponential Moving Averages, at 1.07935 and 1.08218 respectively, reinforce the currency’s current upward trajectory. Overall, the EUR/USD outlook remains bullish above the 1.08208 threshold, indicating a positive trend continuation as long as it sustains above this level.

GBP/USD Technical Forecast

GBP/USD Price Chart – Source: Tradingview

The GBP/USD pair modestly ascended to 1.26655, marking a slight increase of 0.04%. Positioned just above its pivot point at 1.26440, the currency pair showcases a tentative upward trend. Resistance is observed at 1.26892, 1.27195, and 1.27586, marking potential hurdles for further gains.

Conversely, the pair finds support at 1.26111, followed by 1.25778 and 1.25385, providing a cushion against potential declines. The 50-day and 200-day Exponential Moving Averages, at 1.26218 and 1.26371 respectively, subtly hint at a bullish sentiment.

This technical analysis suggests the GBP/USD maintains a bullish posture as long as it trades above the 1.26440 mark, indicating potential for continued appreciation in the near term.

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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