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Interest Rate Decision
The EU Central Bank will announce the new monthly short term interest rate tomorrow (Dec 2nd).
The decision on where to set interest rates depends mostly on growth outlook and inflation. The primary objective of the central bank is to achieve price stability. High interest rates attract foreigners looking for the best "risk-free" return on their money, which can dramatically increases demand for the nation's currency.
A higher than expected rate is positive/bullish for the EUR, while a lower than expected rate is negative/bearish for the EUR.
Analysts expect tomorrow's interest rate to remain stable at 1.00%.
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The Euro broke the resistance 1.5050 but settled for 1.5116 only, without reaching the first suggested target 1.5144. This morning it started to fall and get closer little by little to the first important trendline which is currently at 1.5058. We believe that testing this line is only a matter of time. And if the Dollar succeeds in breaking this line, it would put the Euro under pressure, because that break would mean that we are already in a correction for the whole move from 1.4827. Such a correction would take this pair to Fibonacci 50% for the short-term at 1.4972 as a first target, and may be Fibonacci 61.8% at 1.4937 as a second target & an important support. On the other hand, short-term resistance is at 1.5101, and only breaking it would improve the “exhausted” technical outlook. If this break happens, it will target 1.5200 first, and may be 1.5260 later. But, as long as we are below 1.5101 exhaustion will lead this pair downwards to test several support levels and important trendlines.
• 1.5058: the rising trendline from 1.4827 on the hourly chart.
• 1.4972: Fibonacci 50% for the short-term.
• 1.4937: Fibonacci 61.8% for the short-term.
• 1.5101: important intraday resistance from yesterday.
• 1.5200: resistance area from 2008.
• 1.5260: resistance area from 2008.
Dollar-Yen stopped with astonishing accuracy at Fibonacci 61.8% at 87.50, as yesterday’s high was 87.51! Stopping at Fibonacci resistance levels indicates that the trend is still down. This makes us expect that the whole up-move from 84.81 is only a correction, that will ends once we break the rising trend channel, and then the downtrend will come back to search for new lows. Fibonacci 61.8% at 87.50 is still the most important resistance, and if price succeeds in breaking it, then a test of the bottom of the supposed wedge formation at 88.28 is to be expected, and if this important resistance is also broken, the next target will be the top of that formation which is currently at 88.72. today’s support is yesterday’s 86.84, and breaking it would mean a continuation of the downtrend after some rising bounces. That would target the bottom of the rising trend channel from last week’s bottom on the hourly chart, which is currently at 85.84, and if broken we will test 84.81. Fibonacci says the trend is down, and the Yen strength is still expected, but we should be aware of the possibility of interventions by the Japanese government that would left this pair many steps up!
• 86.84: short-term support.
• 85.84: the bottom of the rising trend channel from last weeks bottom.
• 86.44: last week’s low.
• 87.50: Fibonacci 61.8% short-term (for the move from 89.17 to 84.81).
• 88.28: the bottom of the supposed wedge formation.
• 88.72: the top of the supposed wedge formation.
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