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Daily Technical Insights 20th July 2023


Make informed decisions with the most up-to-date and reliable financial data, exclusively provided by vtmarkets.com.

EUR/USD (4 Hours)

EUR/USD Pair Holds Steady Despite Mixed Economic Data in EU and US

The EUR/USD pair experienced a slight downward movement on Wednesday, reaching a low of 1.1173 before settling just below the 1.1200 threshold by the end of the day. The Euro was supported above 1.1200 during the first half of the day due to positive European data, with the Eurozone confirming a 5.5% YoY increase in the June Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP), meeting preliminary estimates. Additionally, the European Union’s annual inflation rate in June decreased to 6.4% from May’s 7.1%. Meanwhile, financial markets remained optimistic during the American session, despite discouraging US macroeconomic figures, which showed a 3.7% decline in June Building Permits and an 8% decrease in Housing Starts for the same month. The Greenback gained momentum after Wall Street’s opening, even as US indexes extended their rallies, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising for a seventh consecutive session, and the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 up for the third straight day. On Thursday, the macroeconomic calendar will feature the June German Producer Price Index (PPI) and Eurozone May Current Account, along with July Consumer Confidence data. Meanwhile, the US is set to publish weekly unemployment figures and June Existing Home Sales.

Chart EURUSD by TradingView

According to technical analysis, the EUR/USD pair is currently experiencing a period of consolidation, with limited movement and a narrower gap between the upper and lower bands of the Bollinger Bands. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is currently at 58, suggesting that the EUR/USD pair has returned to a neutral stance.

Resistance: 1.1291, 1.1382

Support: 1.1173, 1.1086

XAU/USD (4 Hours)

XAU/USD Prices Slightly Down as US Dollar Rebounds on Easing Global Inflation

Gold prices experienced a modest decline on Wednesday, as the US Dollar regained demand due to recent oversold conditions and its inability to continue last week’s downward trend. Despite the dollar’s resurgence, global financial markets remained optimistic as inflation showed signs of easing, with the UK’s annual Consumer Price Index rising below market expectations and the Eurozone’s Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices also showing a modest increase. Global stocks continued to perform well, with US indexes posting significant gains for the third consecutive day and government bond yields easing, which tempered the bullish potential for XAU/USD. As a result, the precious metal traded at around $1,974 per troy ounce.

Chart XAUUSD by TradingView

According to technical analysis, the XAU/USD pair moved higher on Wednesday and managed to reach the upper band of the Bollinger Bands. Currently, the price is slightly below the upper band, indicating a potential move toward the middle band. Additionally, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 75, suggesting that the XAU/USD pair has returned to bullish sentiment.

Resistance: $1,992, $2,013

Support: $1,970, $1,954

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