Analysis of transactions in the EUR / USD pair
EUR / USD fell strongly on Friday, which opened a good opportunity to take short positions. And fortunately it coincided with the MACD line going down from zero, so the price fell just as projected.
Today there will be a report on PPI from Germany, which may show a slowdown for the month of August. If the indicator turns out worse than expected, pressure on risky assets will return. There will also be speeches from ECB members, which may add more pressure to the pair. But by afternoon the market may become calm because the absence of US statistics will force traders to take a wait and see attitude. Data on the housing market will be published, but it is unlikely to affect dollar significantly, although it may partially support it.
For long positions:
Open a long position when euro reaches 1.1742 (green line on the chart), and then take profit at the level of 1.1789 (thicker green line on the chart). The pair will climb higher if inflation in Germany exceeds expectations. But before buying, make sure that the MACD line is above zero, or is starting to rise from it.
It is also possible to buy at 1.1704, but the MACD line should be in the oversold area, as only by that will the market reverse to 1.1742 and 1.1789.
For short positions:
Open a short position when euro reaches 1.1704 (red line on the chart), and then take profit at the level of 1.1654. A decline will occur if Germany releases a weak inflation report and if the ECB takes a conservative approach on policy tapering. But before selling, make sure that the MACD line is below zero, or is starting to move down from it.
It is also possible to sell at 1.1742, but the MACD line should be in the overbought area, as only by that will the market reverse to 1.1704 and 1.1654.
What's on the chart:
The thin green line is the key level at which you can place long positions in the EUR/USD pair.
The thick green line is the target price, since the quote is unlikely to move above this level.
The thin red line is the level at which you can place short positions in the EUR/USD pair.
The thick red line is the target price, since the quote is unlikely to move below this level.
MACD line - when entering the market, it is important to be guided by the overbought and oversold zones.
Important: Novice traders need to be very careful when making decisions about entering the market. Before the release of important reports, it is best to stay out of the market to avoid being caught in sharp fluctuations in the rate. If you decide to trade during the release of news, then always place stop orders to minimize losses. Without placing stop orders, you can very quickly lose your entire deposit, especially if you do not use money management and trade large volumes.
And remember that for successful trading, you need to have a clear trading plan. Spontaneous trading decisions based on the current market situation is an inherently losing strategy for an intraday trader.The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com