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We’ve got a text book Fib pattern forming on EUR/USD, and hopefully today’s German and U.S. data will continue to bring in traders through the U.S. session.

Intermarket Snapshot

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Fresh Market Headlines & Economic data:

Upcoming Potential Catalysts on the Forex Calendar:

  • BOE’s Haskel speaks in Birmingham at 13:00 pm GMT
  • ECB’s Coeure speaks in Brussels at 10:30 pm GMT
  • Australia Housing Finance at 12:30 am GMT (Mar. 12)
  • NAB Business Conditions at 1:30 am GMT (Mar. 12)
  • U.K. GDP m/m at 9:30 am GMT (Mar. 12)
  • U.K. Manufacturing Production at 9:30 am GMT (Mar. 12)

What to Watch: EUR/USD

EUR/USD 1-Hour Forex Chart
EUR/USD 1-Hour Forex Chart

No big potential catalysts on the calendar for the rest of the Monday session, so I’m looking at EUR/USD as it could have residual volatility from today’s weak German economic updates (disappointing trade balance and industrial production data) and a better-than-expected read on retail sales from the U.S.

The reactions to both sets of data wasn’t very encouraging for potentially strong and/or directional moves ahead, but the current price action and patterns look like an opportunity for sellers at the moment.

On the one hour chart above, we can see EUR/USD has bounced to roughly the 50% Fibonacci retracement area after the bit hit lower from last week’s ECB event. We’re also seeing bearish divergence with the stochastic indicator, so without a fundie catalyst, technical traders could potential see this as an opportunity to short what seems like a new trend lower.

For the bulls, if we do get a fresh catalyst pumping up the pair higher to break the Fib area, then a long opportunity should be considered for a really short-term play. The R:R wouldn’t be great as the next potential resistance area is the major psychological level of 1.1300, but again, if you’re going for short-term pips then you can’t be too greedy when playing day trades unless the fundamental story supports a potentially strong move ahead.