Monday, December 8, 2014

EUR/USD was flat in the Asian session

EUR/USD is almost unchanged on Monday, following gains a day earlier. In the European session, the pair is trading in the mid-1.22 range. The wobbly euro finds itself at its lowest level against the dollar since August 2012. On the release front, there are no major releases out of the Eurozone or the US. German Industrial Production dropped to 0.2%, while Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence came in at -2.5 points. In the US, today’s sole event is the Labor Market Conditions Index, a new indicator which the Federal Reserve introduced in October.
Eurozone numbers were not impressive to start off the week. German Industrial Production posted a weak gain of 0.2%, compared to a 1.4% gain a month earlier. Investor confidence remains low, as the Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence report recorded a decline of 2.5 points, a fourth straight decline.EUR/USD was flat in the Asian session. The pair has edged lower in European trade, breaking support at 1.2286.
1.2286 is a weak resistance line. Will the pair break below this line? 1.2407 is stronger.
1.2143 is a strong support level. EUR/USD ratio is pointing to gains in long positions on Monday. This is not consistent with the pair’s movement, as the euro has posted small losses. The ratio has a majority of long positions, indicative of trader bias towards EUR/USD moving upwards