EUR/USD: Euro-zone’s consumer price inflation slowed as initially estimated in February


EURUSD Movement

For the 24 hours to 23:00 GMT, the EUR declined 0.34% against the USD and closed at 1.0981.

On the macro front, Euro-zone’s seasonally adjusted trade surplus narrowed to €17.3 billion in January, compared to a revised trade surplus of €21.5 billion in the previous month. Additionally, the consumer price index rose 1.2% on an annual basis in February, in line with market consensus and confirming the preliminary print. In the previous month, the CPI had recorded a rise of 1.4% in the prior month.

In US, the MBA mortgage applications fell 8.4% on a weekly basis in the week ended 13 March 2020, compared to an increase of 55.4% in the previous week. Moreover, building permits dropped 5.5% to an annual rate of 1.46 million units in February, more than market anticipations and compared to a revised level of 1.55 million units in the prior month. Furthermore, housing starts decreased 1.5% to an annual rate of 1.59 million in February, less than market forecast and compared to revised reading of 1.62 million in the earlier month.

In the Asian session, at GMT0400, the pair is trading at 1.0900, with the EUR trading 0.74% lower against the USD from yesterday’s close.

The pair is expected to find support at 1.0786, and a fall through could take it to the next support level of 1.0673. The pair is expected to find its first resistance at 1.1029, and a rise through could take it to the next resistance level of 1.1159.

Looking ahead, investors would keep a close watch on Euro-zone’s construction output for January, slated to release in a few hours. Later in the day, the US current account balance for 4Q2019 and the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing survey for March, followed by the US initial jobless claims, would keep investors on their toes.

The currency pair is showing convergence with its 20 Hr moving average and trading below its 50 Hr moving average.

This entry was posted in EUR/USD. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.