The euro finished a continuous consolidation in the narrow range and fell against the dollar. The German consumer price preliminary index rose up to 0.1% in February on the year basis compared with 0.4% the previous month. The analysts’ forecast was -0.2%. The German consumer prices preliminary index rose up to 0.9% in February on the month basis compared to -1.1% the previous month. The experts’ forecast was- 0.7%.
The euro/dollar consolidation ended with its decline, thus fully in line with our expectations. As a result the pair drop broke through the support at the level of 1.1320-1.360 and fell under the level of 1.1200-1.1220.
The support levels are 1.1100-1.1120, and the resistance levels are 1.1220-1.1240.
MACD is in a negative territory.
The breakthrough may lead to the pair reduction towards the lows at the level of 1.1100-1.1120. We should be cautious with sales, although the risks of this level completion have significantly increased.
The pound fell against the dollar last week. The UK economic data marked the British pound sales and the US economic messages that were published later led to the pound sales continuation. Nevertheless, the pound could slightly increase. The British economic news – the consumer sentiment index by GfK remained at the same level of 1 in February while it was forecasted growth to the level of 2. The pair GBP/USD failed to rise up and consolidate above the resistance around 1.5560-1.5580 and it rebounded to the support near 1.5470-1.5490, broke through it and decreased to the support near the 54th figure.
The support levels: 1.5395-1.5415 and the resistance levels: 1.5490-1.5510.
The MACD indicator is in a neutral territory.
The pair ability to resume its growth will depend on the ability to consolidate above 1.5470-1.5490. The loss of the level of 1.5330-1.5350 will be a wake-up call for the bulls within the pound.
The Japanese yen fell against the dollar. There was nothing influential observed for the pair on the stock and the debt market and the Japanese yen sales were amid the US economic data. There was consumer price index assessment in the center of our attention that remained at the level recorded in the previous month, + 2.4% y/y. The unemployment rate increased up to 3.6% in January after 3.4% at the end of last year. The bulls made an attempt to return control over the situation. They broke through the resistance level of 119.05-119.25.
The support levels: 119.05-119.25, and the resistance levels: 120.20-120.40.
The MACD indicator is in a positive territory.
The pair scenario remains the same: consolidation in the formed range, the output of which will determine the pair movement. While the pair is trading above 116.05-116.25 chances of re-growth and the 120th figure breakthrough will remain quite high.