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EUR/USD (4 Hours)
EUR/USD Falls on Stronger US Dollar Ahead of Fed and ECB Meetings
The EUR/USD pair experienced its second consecutive daily decline and worst daily loss in a month as the US Dollar gained strength, pushing the pair towards 1.1100. Market participants are closely monitoring next week’s Federal Reserve (Fed) and European Central Bank (ECB) meetings, which have contributed to short-term momentum favoring the Dollar. Data on both sides, including improved consumer sentiment in the Euro area and tight US labor market indicators, influenced the Dollar’s rise and bond yields on both sides of the Atlantic.
According to technical analysis, the EUR/USD pair is moving lower on Thursday creating a push to the lower band of the Bollinger Band and creating a wider gap between the bands. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is currently at 37, suggesting that the EUR/USD pair has the potential of moving lower.
Resistance: 1.1208, 1.1291
Support: 1.1086, 1.0977
XAU/USD (4 Hours)
XAU/USD Slides as US Dollar Gains Ground: Fed Policy Decision Looms
On Thursday, the XAU/USD pair experienced a decline to $1,965.30 per troy ounce as the US Dollar strengthened. The Dollar Index (DXY) surged towards 101.00, prompted by an upward correction after a consolidative phase at multi-month lows. Market sentiment for XAU/USD was mixed, with initial pessimism during Asian trading hours but a return to optimism in the American afternoon. While Wall Street saw mixed trades, only the Dow Jones Industrial Average remained in the green, while rising Treasury yields provided additional support to the USD. Market participants assessed a range of US data ahead of the Federal Reserve (Fed) monetary policy decision, which includes an anticipated 25 basis points (bps) rate hike as indicated by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot-plot.
According to technical analysis, the XAU/USD pair moved lower on Thursday and managed to reach the middle band of the Bollinger Bands. Currently, the price is slightly below the middle band, indicating a potential move towards the lower band. Additionally, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 53, suggesting that the XAU/USD pair has returned to a neutral stance.
Resistance: $1,992, $2,013
Support: $1,970, $1,954