The Dollar Rallies Hard Against The Yen!

EUR/USD

Well after making another record high earlier today at 1.5354, the Euro tumbled down and briefly broke below 5300 before bouncing up to around 5335. Both 4hr and daily stochastics are trending down which is a good bearish indication. I would look for the pair to drop to at least 5300 and it may even continue down to its 50 EMA on the 4hr chart at around 5260.

GBP/USD

The Cable also dropped after touching 2.0200 for the 3rd straight day. The pair fell all the way down to 2.0000 before finding support and climbing back up to around 2.0060. 4hr and daily stochastics are giving me mixed signals so I don’t want to make any quick entries at the moment. I will hold off until I see something better.

USD/CHF

The Swissy has shown unbelieve strength against the Buck for the past 2 weeks now. I think this week we’ll start to see some recovery from the Dollar. At this point the 4hr and daily chart are giving mixed signals so I will hold off on trading the pair right now, but I am feeling bullish at the moment and will look to see if there are any good opportunities to go long throughout the week.

USD/JPY

The Dollar finally fought back hard against the Yen as it travelled up to 103.50 before settling back down to 103.00. Both 4hr and daily stochastics are trending up which gives me a good bullish indication. I would look for the pair to continue moving on up to its 50 EMA on the 4hr chart at around 103.35.

 

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Now onto the Fundamentals:
  • Upward Inflation Pressures For the Euro

    • The euro rose to a record against the dollar after European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said there is “strong upward pressure on inflation,” signaling he’s in no hurry to cut interest rates.
  • Warren Buffett says we’re essentially in a recession:

  • Dollar Falls to Record Low Against Euro
    • The U.S. currency has slid 4 percent against the euro in the past three weeks as the housing slump deepened and consumer confidence tumbled, leading traders to abandon bets the dollar and the economy would rebound as the Fed cut rates.
  • Bernanke Signaling Rate Cut?

    • The Fed "will act in a timely manner as needed to support growth and to provide adequate insurance against downside risks," Bernanke said, hewing closely to assurances he offered earlier this month.
    • ncoming barometers continue to "suggest sluggish economic activity in the near term," Bernanke told lawmakers. At the same time, he added, the Fed must keep a close eye on inflation given the recent run-up in energy and other prices paid by consumers and businesses.
      For now though, the No. 1 battle is shoring up the economy.

  • New Home Sales Slip Near A 13 Year Low
    • New home sales slipped to a nearly 13-year low in January, according to a key government report on the battered housing market.
    • The reading was below the consensus forecast of 600,000, according to economists surveyed by Briefing.com, and was the lowest reading since the 559,000 rate reported in February 1995.
News events to watch for tomorrow :
  • 5:30am EST– UK Trade Balance

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