Analysis of transactions in the EUR / USD pair
There were several market signals last Friday. The first one was to sell and it coincided with the time that the MACD line was in the overbought area. This provoked EUR / USD to drop by around 17 pips. Afterwards, a signal to buy appeared, but this time it coincided with the MACD line moving away from zero. It limited the upside potential of the pair, so euro did not rise as expected.
The decision of US President Joe Biden to sign an emergency plan for the government before December 3 helped buyers of risky assets recover slightly after a one-week bear market. In addition to that, strong report on EU CPI raised demand for euro, which led to a further increase in EUR / USD. But by afternoon, data on the US economy and a report on consumer sentiment helped bring demand back for dollar.
The market is expected to be calmer today as there is only a Sentix report on investor confidence and Eurogroup meeting in the morning. Then, in the afternoon, there will be a report on the volume of US industrial orders, but it is unlikely to shake the markets.
There may be an upward correction in EUR / USD.
For long positions:
Open a long position when euro reaches 1.1606 (green line on the chart) and take profit at 1.1638. The pair will climb higher if political pressure in the US, which contributed to the growth of dollar last week, weakens. 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 1.1586, but the MACD line should be in the oversold area, as only by that will the market reverse to 1.1606 and 1.1638.
For short positions:
Open a short position when euro reaches 1.1586 (red line on the chart) and take profit at 1.1564. Pressure will continue in the event of weak data from the Euro area and strong statistics from the US. But before selling, make sure that the MACD line is below zero, or is starting to move down from it.
Euro could also be sold at 1.1606, but the MACD line should be in the overbought area, as only by that will the market reverse to 1.1586 and 1.1564.
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