The European Central Bank (ECB) has raised interest rates by 25 basis points, marking its tenth consecutive rate hike since July 2022 and bringing the total increase to 450 basis points. The ECB is primarily concerned about high inflation levels, both current and projected, with concerns extending into the future.
Can the CPI Release Reverse The USD?
2023-09-13 • Updated
The upcoming August inflation data may send mixed signals. The 12-month headline inflation rate is expected to rise to 3.6%, causing concerns for the Biden administration. However, core inflation, which excludes food and energy prices, is projected to decrease to 4.3%, aligning with the Federal Reserve's goals. Past price trends influence both figures, so looking at recent data for a more accurate picture is crucial. In this context, the headline number may show a significant 0.6% increase, driven by higher energy prices. Meanwhile, core inflation is expected to grow steadily by 0.2%, indicating a gradual moderation of inflation.
US Dollar - H4 Timeframe
Currently, the 4-hour timeframe of the US dollar index shows the price reacting away from a pivot zone on the Daily timeframe. Considering that the US Dollar's momentum seems to have slowed down considerably over the past few days, it seems quite clear that the price intends to reverse and go bearish for a while from the current area.
EURUSD - H4 Timeframe
EURUSD, at the moment, may be heading bullish. The current price action is a rejection from a demand zone on the daily timeframe, which has already given off a change-of-character on the 4-hour timeframe. On this basis, my sentiment is bullish unless the price trails below the current lower prior to the release of the CPI data.
GBPUSD - D1 Timeframe
The Daily timeframe of GBPUSD presents the clearest argument for a bullish move I’ve seen so far. Here, we see the 200-period moving average support, the drop-base-rally demand order block, as well as a bullish array of the moving averages, pointing clearly to the likelihood of a bullish impulse from the demand zone. As always, before taking any trades, I will wait for an entry trigger from the lower timeframes.
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The odds of a final interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) this year have dropped after US job openings hit their lowest levels since early 2021. This has led to a correction in the US Dollar as traders reduced their bets on further rate hikes.
Here we go again, my friends. It’s time to look critically into the future of what trading opportunities September might have in store for us. As always, it is essential to note that the views expressed here are mine and should not be considered financial advice without proper examination.
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