Forex Daily Recap – Pound Slipped on Downbeat June ILO Unemployment Data

Forex Daily Recap – Pound Slipped on Downbeat June ILO Unemployment Data

GBP/USD Cable continued to disclose over-sold situations on the Relative Strength Index technical indicator that pointed close to 28.14 opposed stage

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Cable continued to disclose over-sold situations on the Relative Strength Index technical indicator that pointed close to 28.14 opposed stage. Notably, the slight rise within the June UK Unemployment Rate had favored the bears. This June ILO Unemployment knowledge got here round zero.1% increased than the earlier three.eight%. Meantime, the July Claimant Count Change recorded 4K decrease than the market expectations of about Okay. Also, the June 3Mo/Yr Average Earnings Excluding Bonus reported three.9% over three.eight% forecasts.

GBPUSD 1 Day 13 August 2019

Nevertheless, the market appeared to pay much less consideration to different upbeat knowledge releases and centered over the downbeat ILO report. On the technical chart, the GBP/USD pair continued to take care of its volatility inside a multi-month outdated downward shifting pattern channel. Also, sturdy SMA conflux stands above the pair and the aforementioned pattern channel, warning the bulls.

USD Index

After three opposed closings in a row, the Greenback was underway a optimistic closing as we speak. On the again of strong US knowledge, the USD Index breached above 97.63 resistance, offering power to the Greenback bulls. In the center of the day, the extremely essential July CPI that excluded Food & Energy knowledge reported 2.2% over 2.1% estimates.

US Dollar Index 1 Day 13 August 2019

Notably, the YoY July CPI knowledge upshot zero.1% this time over the market hopes of round zero.2%. Anyhow, after gaining some energy and breaking above the 97.63 mark, the bulls have been shifting in direction of the following resistance goal at 97.86 mark. On an total view, the pair was sustaining a-two-and-a-half-month-old optimistic pattern channel.


The Fiber continued to hover in and across the 1.1200 psychological deal with because the final six periods, together with as we speak. Quite noticeably, the July German Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices got here in-line with the beforehand recorded 1.1%. Also, the German August ZEW Survey – Economic Sentiment printed -44.1 factors over -28.5 factors market expectations.

EURUSD 1 Day 13 August 2019

Nonetheless, the ZEW Survey – Economic Sentiment knowledge for the Eurozone additionally printed opposed reviews. On the technical chart, the EUR/USD pair had already damaged above a significant counter trendline, signaling for a sturdy upward drift. However, overhead SMA cluster and resistances stalled at 1.1251 & 1.1283 ranges have been confining the upside.


After touching the 7.0707 mark yesterday, the USD/CNY pair was heading draw back on Tuesday.

USDCNY 1 Day 13 August 2019

On the financial docket, the July YoY YTD FDI – Foreign Direct Investment knowledge got here round 7.three% compared to the prior 7.2%. Such a optimistic Chinese knowledge launch activated the pair bears, shedding off the gathered good points. Also, the sturdy rising Greenback added extra oil to the hearth, transferring energy to the USD/CNY bears. Meantime, the MACD line hovered above the sign line with inexperienced histograms pointing to the north.


The South African Rand foreign money pair was triumphantly shifting above the Ichimoku Clouds, sustaining a sturdy uptrend. Anyhow, after touching 15.47 psychological mark final day, the USD/ZAR appeared to heath south as we speak.

USDZAR 1 Day 13 August 2019

Needless to say, the bears appeared to pause close to 23.6% Fibonacci retracement stage or 15.0892 mark. Despite that, the bottom line and conversion line stood beneath the buying and selling pair with face to the north-side. The down-lying Parabolic SAR technical indicator had touched the pair and was underway try to leap above the pair. The RSI that had knocked 76.54 over-bought ranges appeared to play its function, dragging down the pair as we speak.

The article was written by Bharat Gohri, Chief Market Analyst at simpleMarkets


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