Today, I’m looking at EUR/JPY possibly extending its short-term uptrend.
Before we talk setups, take a look at the top market headlines in the last couple of hours:
- Trump halts Covid-19 relief aid talks until after election
- Trump reverses course on coronavirus relief talks, dangles new $1,200 stimulus checks
- Trump urges Congress to provide $25 billion bailout for U.S. airlines
- Global central bankers say fiscal aid crucial in new phase of pandemic battle
- House Democrats push Congress to break up Big Tech monopolies
- Melbourne lockdown contributes to services decline in August
- BOJ Kuroda says digitalization key in dealing with ageing population
- RBA prints its latest chart pack
- Asian stocks inch up, defy U.S. stimulus gloom
- Dollar holds ground as U.S. stimulus delay weighs on sentiment
Upcoming Potential Catalysts on the Economic Calendar:
- Japan’s leading indicators at 5:00 am GMT
- Germany’s industrial production at 6:00 am GMT
- U.K. Halifax house price index at 7:30 am GMT
- Italy’s retail sales at 8:00 am GMT
- ECB’s Lagarde to give a speech in a forum at 12:10 pm GMT
- Canada’s IVEY PMI at 2:00 pm GMT
What to Watch: EUR/JPY
Trump halting stimulus talks sent a risk-off wave in the markets, enough to drag EUR/JPY back down to the 124.00 major psychological level.
As you can see on the chart, 124.00 lines up with a 50% Fib retracement, previous resistance, and the 100 SMA on the 1-hour time frame. It’s also just above a rising trend line support just as Stochastic flags the euro’s “oversold” conditions.Can EUR/JPY extend its upswing? It looks like there may be short-term risk-on momentum now that Trump has tweeted his support for $1,200 stimulus checks, paycheck protection, and airline stimulus after walking away from a bipartisan stimulus negotiation.
If London session traders focus on pricing in some kind of stimulus, or if today’s German industrial production comes in better than expected, then EUR/JPY could pop back up to this week’s highs (EUR/JPY’s daily average volatility is 80 pips).
But if market players focus on a lack of a stimulus deal, or if today’s lower-tier eurozone economic data print to the downside, then we could see EUR/JPY break below its trend line support and the 200 SMA.