All you need in Forex trading is the currency pair you choose to trade for the week that is fundamentally sound and technically clear insight. Let analyze the fundamentals, sentiment and technical positions in order to determine which currency pairs are most likely to produce the easiest and most profitable trading opportunities this week.
Fundamental Analysis & Market Sentiment
This week is likely to be dominated by central bank input from the European Central and U.S. GDP.
Fundamental analysis tends to support the U.S. Dollar, as American economic fundamentals continue to look strong. Sentiment seems to be still in favor of the U.S. Dollar. Fundamentals remain bearish on the Japanese Yen, but this currency can benefit from safe-haven "risk off" money flow.
EURUSD. As expected, the past week was filled with all sorts of events. These included macroeconomic statistics from the USA, data on inflation in Europe, the UK and China, indices of current economic sentiments in Germany and the EU, the meeting of the US Federal Reserve Committee on Open Market, data on China's GDP and the EU Brexit summit.
All of these could affect the trends formation. Therefore, our experts considered two main scenarios. The first, "bullish" one, was the growth of the pair, first to the center of the medium-term channel 1.1525-1.1830, and then to its upper border. And the second, the "bearish", the strengthening of the dollar and its decline to support 1.1430.
So, all these events happened, everything that could have happened, did happen. And what was the result? Well, there was no result. First, the pair implemented half of the "bullish" forecast, having risen to the level of 1.1621, then the "bearish" one, having touched the bottom in the 1.1430 zones, after which it returned to where it had already been two weeks before, as well as in August, in June, and even in May, to the level 1.1513.
GBP/USD. The forecast given by most analysts and confirmed by 80% of the trend indicators and 70% of the oscillators on D1, has come true by 100%. According to the experts, the pair was supposed to reach the height of 1.3225, which it did on Tuesday, October 16.
In the medium term, the initiative should have passed into the hands (or paws) of the bears, who were supposed to have dropped it to the lows of early October in the 1.2920 zone. All this really happened in the second half of the week, the trend turned south, but so far, the pair was able to achieve only support 1.3010, after which a rebound followed, and it ended the session in 1.3065 zone;
USD/JPY. Last week, it was not possible to give any clear recommendations on this pair: 45% of the experts voted for its decline, 20% for its growth, and 35% were for the sideways movement. These 35% turned out to be right: the maximum range of fluctuations of the pair did not exceed 110 points. The result was even more modest: having started from the level of 112.20, the pair finished the week at 112.55. Thus, the dollar managed to win back from the yen only 3 5 points in five days;