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EUR/USD: plan for the European session on July 14. COT reports. The dollar continues to strengthen against the euro and is

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Several market entry signals were formed yesterday. I suggest you take a look at the 5-minute chart and figure out what happened. I paid attention to the 1.0052 level in my morning forecast and advised you to make decisions on entering the market. A slight upward movement at the beginning of the European session resulted in a false breakout at 1.0052 and a sell signal. As a result, the downward movement amounted to about 35 points, but it was not possible to reach the nearest support at 1.0001. In the afternoon, even before the release of inflation data in the US, bulls managed to achieve a breakthrough of 1.0052, and a reverse downward test gave a buy signal. Unfortunately, the upward movement was only about 20 points and that was it. The euro’s sharp decline after the report on the growth of CPI led to a fall, a false breakout in the 1.0001 area and a buy signal. Immediately after that, the pair rose more than 116 points and rested on the resistance of 1.0116. There, an unsuccessful consolidation led to a sell signal, after which the pair went down more than 60 points.

When to go long on EUR/USD:

A sharp jump in inflation in the US that surpassed economists’ forecasts was not something surprising, since many expected the development of just such a scenario. All this made it possible to compensate for losses in the stock market, and also kept the demand for risky assets, which include the euro. However, the pressure on the pair already returned in today’s Asian session, which indicates a lack of desire among major players to buy the euro even at current lows. Most likely, the pair will continue to fall. From a technical point of view, nothing has changed today. Considering that in the first half of the day there are no statistics on the euro area that can support the euro, I expect a further decline in EUR/USD. In this case, as yesterday, bulls will have to defend the immediate support of 1.0001. You can count on any upward correction when this level is updated, after forming a false breakout, similar to what we observed yesterday. However, it is worth noting that 1.0001 has already been tested more than twice and the third test can be fatal. In case of growth from 1.0001, the nearest target will be resistance at 1.0057, where the average moving averages, playing on the bears’ side, pass. A breakthrough and test of this range would hit the stops, signaling long positions with the possibility of a bigger upside to 1.0116. However, it will be possible to talk about the continuation of the upward correction only after the US reports. The bears will try to build the upper limit of the downward channel at the level of 1.0116, so the growth will be clearly limited. A more distant target will be the area of 1.0182, where I recommend taking profits.

In case EUR/USD falls and there are no bulls at 1.0001, which is more likely, the pressure on the euro will seriously increase again. In this case, I advise you not to rush to enter the market: the best option for opening long positions would be a false breakout around 0.9958. I advise you to buy EUR/USD immediately on a rebound only from the level of 0.9915, or even lower – in the region of 0.9886, counting on an upward correction of 30-35 points within the day.

When to go short on EUR/USD:

As long as trading is below 1.0057, everyone will be counting on the euro’s succeeding fall against the US dollar – especially after yesterday’s data on the consumer price index. There is practically no hope for the euro to bounce up before the report on producer prices in the US. In case EUR/USD grows in the first half of the day, forming a false breakout near the nearest resistance at 1.0057, by analogy with what I analyzed above, creates a signal to open short positions with the prospect of a further decline in EUR/USD and a return to support 1.0001, which is the last “stop” before the change in the parity of the euro against the dollar. A breakthrough and consolidation below this range, as well as a reverse test from the bottom up – all this will lead to another sell signal with the removal of bulls’ stops and a larger movement of the pair down to the 0.9958 area. A breakthrough and consolidation below is a direct road to 0.9915, where I recommend completely leaving short positions. A more distant target will be the area of 0.9886.

In case EUR/USD moves up during the European session, as well as the absence of bears at 1.0057, I advise you to hold back from short positions until a more appealing resistance at 1.0116, where the moving averages pass. Like yesterday, forming a false breakout at 1.0116 could be a new starting point for the continuation of the bear market. You can sell EUR/USD immediately on a rebound from the high of 1.0182, or even higher – in the area of 1.0271, counting on a downward correction of 30-35 points.

COT report:

The Commitment of Traders (COT) report for July 5 logged an increase in both long and short positions, but the latter turned out to be almost twice as large, which indicates that the bearish mood in the market remains. This resulted in forming a larger negative delta. Eurozone retail sales disappointed last week, while US labor market data, on the contrary, pointed to the need to continue to maintain the over-aggressive monetary policy by the Federal Reserve if they are serious about fighting high inflation. European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde also spoke and talked a lot about the need to start raising interest rates all with the same goal. A rather important inflation report in the US is expected in the near future, which may once again point to another jump in price growth. If this happens, you will not be surprised at the dollar’s further growth against the euro and the achievement of parity for this instrument. The COT report found that long non-commercial positions rose 7,724 to 197,138, while short non-commercial positions rose 13,980 to 213,990. In many developed countries – all this continues to push for long positions on the dollar. At the end of the week, the total non-commercial net position remained negative and amounted to -16,852 against -10,596. The weekly closing price dropped and amounted to 1.0316 against 1.0584.

Indicator signals:

Moving averages

Trading is below the 30 and 50-day moving averages, which indicates the pair’s succeeding decline.

Note: The period and prices of moving averages are considered by the author on the H1 hourly chart and differs from the general definition of the classic daily moving averages on the daily D1 chart.

Bollinger Bands

In case of a decline, the lower border of the indicator around 1.0001 will act as support. In case of growth, the upper border of the indicator in the area of 1.0100 will act as resistance.

Description of indicators

Moving average (moving average, determines the current trend by smoothing out volatility and noise). Period 50. It is marked in yellow on the chart.Moving average (moving average, determines the current trend by smoothing out volatility and noise). Period 30. It is marked in green on the chart.MACD indicator (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence — convergence/divergence of moving averages) Quick EMA period 12. Slow EMA period to 26. SMA period 9Bollinger Bands (Bollinger Bands). Period 20 Non-commercial speculative traders, such as individual traders, hedge funds, and large institutions that use the futures market for speculative purposes and meet certain requirements.Long non-commercial positions represent the total long open position of non-commercial traders.Short non-commercial positions represent the total short open position of non-commercial traders.Total non-commercial net position is the difference between short and long positions of non-commercial traders.

*The market analysis posted here is meant to increase your awareness, but not to give instructions to make a trade.

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