Calling all euro bulls! The EURUSD pair or the “fiber” as what some people call it has just broken out from a symmetrical triangle. As you can see from its daily chart of this forex pick of mine, the pair has actually reversed its downtrend when it escaped from a cup and handle pattern. It then continued to trade strong before consolidating into a symmetrical triangle for the last two weeks. Given this recent price action, though, I can say that buying the euro and selling the US dollar at the same time would be a better idea at least from a technical point of view. Such breakout could propel the pair up until it hits some resistance at 1.4250 or even at 1.4300. That’s at least a 200-pip upside in the near term. Not bad! On a different perspective, you might want to chance upon my colleague’s target price in his post.
The remaining days of this week would be crucial for the EURUSD. A high degree of volatility is expected in all currency pairs especially the fiber because of the US Federal monetary policy decision tomorrow and the release of the US’s non-farm payrolls (NFP) report on Friday. There has been talks that the Fed would engage into another non-traditional money printing activities (quantitative easing) in the days to come in its desire to further ease the day-to-day market interest rates in order to encourage more lending and spending. Puff Daddy predicted it correctly – “More money, more problems.” Of course the problem here is reflected on the greenback as its valuation gets diluted by the increase in money supply. Friday’s NFP will likewise create some noise. Based on the recent estimates, about 65,000 jobs were added by US firms in the last month as against the 95,000 that got laid off in the previous period. If this figure is correct, then such would spark optimism among market participants, causing them to continue supporting non-dollar currencies like the euro.