Daily Forex Market Preview, 13/12/2017
The U.S. dollar was seen trading mixed as investors gear up for the Fed meeting today. On Tuesday, economic data from the U.S. showed that the U.S. producer price index advanced 3.1% on the year in November. This was the biggest gain since January 2012. The price increase at factory gate stoked expectations that the consumer price index could come out stronger.
The November CPI data will be released today with forecasts showing a 0.4% increase on the month. The Fed’s rate hike decision is also coming up. Expectation for a 25 basis points rate hike is almost certain. The Fed’s projections for the year ahead and forward guidance will be key.
In the UK, the inflation data for November released yesterday showed that CPI accelerated 3.1% on the month. However, core CPI was steady, rising 2.7%.
The UK’s monthly jobs data will be coming out today with forecasts showing a modest increase in wages to 2.5%.
EURUSD intra-day analysis
EURUSD (1.1753): The euro posted declines yesterday as the currency pair remains trading above the 1.1700 level of support. In the short term, we could expect to see a brief retest of this support level. On the 4-hour chart, price action posted a lower low but was seen finding support off the outer median line. A short term correction towards 1.1822 – 1.1843 is quite likely where resistance could be formed. The EURUSD could be seen maintaining the range within the resistance level mentioned and the support region near 1.1710 – 1.1700 level. A breakout below this support could potentially push EURUSD lower. This could see price action testing the November lows near 1.1552 support.