In the end of last week, the pair strengthened.
The Euro was supported on Friday by poor macroeconomic statistics from the US, where Retail Sales for December fell by 0.1%, while economists predicted a zero change. Retail Sales excluding Autos shrank by 0.1%, against a forecasted growth of 0.2%. In addition, Industrial Production data showed a decline of 0.4%, instead of a predicted growth of 0.2%. December, thus, was the third consecutive month of the decline of the index.
Support and resistance
on the is moving horizontally, while the price range tends to narrow. is slowly growing and giving a very weak buy signal. is turning horizontally as it significantly moved away from the overbought zone.
The indicators recommend waiting for clearer trading signals.
Support levels: 1.0900 ( local low), 1.0867, 1.0795 (7 January low), 1.0762, 1.0710 (5 January low), 1.0673, 1.0638, 1.0600.
Resistance levels: 1.0946 ( local high), 1.1000 (psychologically important level), 1.1059 (15 December high), 1.1100, 1.1153.
Long positions can be opened after the price reverse near the level of 1.0867 (with the appropriate indicators signals) with the target at 1.1000 and stop-loss at 1.0800. Validity – 2-3 days.
Short positions can be opened after the breakdown of the level of 1.0867 with the target at 1.0710 and stop-loss at 1.0940. Validity – 2-3 days.