EUR/USD strikes to a session excessive of 1.1874
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Greenback weak spot is partially the story right here however the euro is maintaining with positive aspects seen in commodity currencies to this point on the session, amid the extra upbeat tone in US futures with S&P 500 futures up ~zero.9% and Nasdaq futures up ~1.three%.
In addition to ECB chief economist Philip Lane, different ECB policymakers have just about echoed an analogous tone to Lagarde’s remarks yesterday i.e. they aren’t significantly involved by the euro’s current strengthening.
Or not less than they’re hinting that there is no such thing as a must be ‘overreacting’ regardless of the euro space observing a document low core inflation in August.
That’s partly serving to to see EUR/USD preserve increased on the session as consumers break above the 200-hour MA (blue line), establishing a extra bullish near-term bias.
The 1.1900 degree would be the subsequent key near-term resistance to look at, earlier than attending to the 61.eight retracement degree and the excessive yesterday on the 1.1912-17 area.
Trying forward, greenback sentiment may even matter fairly a bit – just like yesterday – and whereas US futures are pointing to extra upside for now, some warning ought to be heeded as threat sentiment is arguably nonetheless trying slightly fragile at this cut-off date.
If shares falter as soon as once more following a brighter begin, I concern we may begin to lurk in direction of the Tuesday lows and issues may flip a bit ugly earlier than the weekend.
Within the occasion of such a turnaround, that ought to assist with greenback sentiment however we’ll see.