It’s the start of another week and you know what that means – time to scout for fresh trading opportunities! Here are potential inflection points and catalysts that might affect the major dollar pairs:
1-Hour Charts of the Majors
Purple Line: weekly open prices (WO)
Blue Line: weekly highs and lows (PWH, PWL)
Red Line: top and bottom weekly ATRs (tWATR, bWATR)
Blue MA: 100 SMA
Red MA: 200 SMA
1. Trump’s Fed Governor pick – After weeks of Apprentice-style intrigue and suspense, Will the Donald finally reveal who he’ll say “You’re hired!” to?
Markets are currently favoring Jerome Powell, who’s seen as a balance between Yellen’s more cautious approach to tightening and Trump’s plans of deregulation but candidates Kevin Warsh and John Taylor aren’t too far behind.
Unfortunately, this is one decision where a good plot twist would be appreciated. Anyone other than the top contenders will likely shake up the dollar this week.
2. ECB’s policy changes – It’s do or die for the ECB this week! Months of hinting about policy changes have led market players to expect game-changing decisions from Mario Draghi and his gang this week. Remember that while they won’t necessarily implement any decision, any shift in policy direction could affect the euro’s current trends.
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