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EURUSD 2017-12-22 Intra-day analysis

Catalonia vote dents sentiment in the euro

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Daily Forex Market Preview, 22/12/2017

The common currency was seen weakening in the early Asian trading session following the Catalonia elections. After taking direct control of the region, the snap elections announced was expected to be a close call between the pro-Spain parties and the pro-independence parties.

The election results showed that the pro-independence parties winning with an absolute majority with three of the parties winning 70 seats from the 13-seat assembly and just enough to form a government.

Ahead of the holiday week economic data today will include the final GDP data from the UK. GDP is expected to remain steady at 0.4% for the third quarter. Canada will also be releasing its monthly GDP figures. Data from the U.S. includes the durable goods orders report and the personal income and spending data.

EURUSD intra-day analysis

EURUSD (1.1849): The EURUSD closed with a doji yesterday indicating a temporary pause to the rally. Price action remained trading above the support level of 1.1843 – 1.1822. As long as this support level holds, the euro is expected to remain biased to the upside. Immediate resistance is seen at 1.1920 which could be tested. However, watch for a possible break down of price below the support level, which could potentially keep the euro biased to the downside. A break down below 1.1822 could signal a sideways pattern with lower support at 1.1710 – 1.1688 likely to hold the declines.

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