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#1 15-11-2023 18:44:00

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EUR/USD: what's going on with the pair?!

EUR/USD: what's going on with the pair?!

Very powerful release of buying energy yesterday on the EUR/USD following the publication of a stronger than expected slowdown in American inflation. The slightest tension on the American 10-year bond was compounded by the "risky asset" effect of the single currency. In the end, a sudden exit from consolidation, on a long white candle.

The monthly consumer price indices (CPI), regardless of the product base chosen, all came out below expectations. Compared to October 2022 in particular, all products combined, inflation now stands at +3.1% compared to +3.6% the previous month, below the target at +3.2%, according to the latest data published by the Department of Labour.

Better yet, so-called ?core? inflation, that is to say excluding the price of food and energy, stood at 4% over one year, the lowest for more than two years. years. Today's statistic further distances the prospect of a rate hike from the American Federal Reserve. Moreover, the markets estimate the probability of a rate increase of 0.25 percentage points next month at 5.1%, compared to another 14.6% the day before, according to the CME FedWatch tool.

Lindsay Rosner, Head of Multi-Sector Investing for Fixed Income at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, dissected the most significant components, particularly on rent. Remember that, across the Atlantic, the CPI includes a rent component.

"Core CPI data released today is lower than expected. The market was expecting the number to be higher in part due to 'residual seasonality' and new source data that has been incorporated in the calculation of health insurance. However, the important indicator in terms of inflation is the equivalent of rent for owners. There was a sharp reversal of the upward trend on housing last month which resulted in a significant deceleration in the sector. This should consolidate the Fed's status quo in December."

Right now, the EUR/USD is trading at $1.0844.


The structure of the consolidation after the white marubozu candle mentioned above will be instructive. The absence of bullish extension this morning suggests the formation of a consolidation on the upper part of the elongated body. A flag (pennant or flag) is the preferred option. A bullish entry point would then emerge.

Considering the key graphical factors that we have mentioned, our opinion is neutral in the medium term on the EUR/USD.

We will maintain this neutral opinion as long as EUR/USD prices are positioned between support at $1.0792 and resistance at $1.0929.

"Anything worth having is worth going for - all the way." - J.R. Ewing



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