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Daily Technical Insights 12th December 2023


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Picks of the Day Analysis
EUR/USD (4 Hours)

EUR/USD Rebounds Modestly Amid Quiet Markets, Eyes ECB and US Economic Data

The EUR/USD pair saw a mild uptick, hovering around 1.0765 after hitting a low of 1.0741 in a subdued Monday session. The US Dollar Index experienced marginal gains, driven by rising Treasury yields as investors anticipate significant economic reports and central bank meetings. Eyes are set on the ZEW survey and ECB meeting in the Eurozone, with expectations leaning toward discussions on reinvestments from the PEPP program. Meanwhile, in the US, the focus shifts to the CPI figures and the FOMC meeting, where no significant surprises are expected but markets keenly await new projections. The USD remains in consolidation mode, awaiting fresh catalysts amid a restrained market environment.

Chart EUR/USD by TradingView

On Monday, the EUR/USD moved slightly higher and was able to reach the middle band of the Bollinger Bands. Currently, the price moving slightly below the middle band, suggesting a potential lower movement, potentially reaching the lower band. Notably, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) maintains its position at 43, signaling a bearish outlook for this currency pair.

Resistance: 1.0817, 1.0885

Support: 1.0747, 1.0664

XAU/USD (4 Hours)

XAU/USD Slide Amidst USD Strength and Fed’s Policy Conundrum

Spot Gold faced a continued decline on Monday, slipping below the $2,000 mark in response to the robust US Nonfarm Payrolls report. The surge in the US dollar, propelled not by confidence but by safety concerns, amplified worries about future monetary policy and its potential impact on the economy. The Federal Reserve’s cautious approach to interest rates, driven by the need for previous measures to take effect and concerns about the risks of higher rates, contrasts with a persistent aim to keep inflation in check. The tightening labor market, evident in the shrinking Unemployment Rate to 3.7% in November, signals the potential for further rate hikes, raising the specter of an impending recession. With the impending release of the November Consumer Price Index and the Fed’s policy decision and economic projections this week, answers regarding inflation and the Fed’s stance may dictate Gold’s trajectory amidst the complex economic landscape.

Chart XAU/USD by TradingView

On Monday, XAU/USD moved lower and was able to break below our support levels and create a push to the lower band of the Bollinger Bands. Currently, the price is moving slightly above the lower band which creates a possibility that XAU/USD might move higher and try to reach our resistance level. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) stands at 28, indicating bearish sentiment as it’s in the oversold area.

Resistance: $1,995, $2,016

Support: $1,973, $1,956

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