EUR/JPY Forecast

EUR/JPY Forecast: Still tempting to buy but, for Limited uptrend

EUR/JPY 17th April, 2015

EUR/JPY Analysis

EUR/JPY took another dip even it seems to be building a bullish trend as I’ve mentioned before in this post. EUR/JPY broke the strong support around 126.89 and found another support around 126.03 which seems to be the bottom line for the moment. Personally, I am still convinced that it will take a nice ride to 130 level. However, I am a little bit afraid from downtrend clouds. But, I will take the risk again and recommend to buy EUR/JPY between 126 to 127 and to take profit around 133 level. No need to mention that 135.40 is still potential target for this rally so, watch out your steps.

Important Note: In the previous post, if you followed my advices – you can see that you lost 50 pips in the 2 buy trades (100 pips in total) and won (110 pips) in single sell trade, if we sum up total pips, you won +10 pips. I’m mentioning this to make sure that everyone knows that even when my advices are not correct. You will be a winner!

The EUR/JPY has the following major resistance and support levels:

  • RESISTANCE: 135.40
  • SUPPORT: 126.03

Breaking these levels in any direction will take us higher or lower.

My Daily BUY/SELL advice (50 pips stop loss applied):

  • Sell: at 130.10 – Take profit 129.5 (60 pips profits)
  • Buy: at 126.5 – Take Profit 128 (150 pips profits)
  • Buy: at 127 – Take Profit 130 (300 pips profits)
  • Buy: at 127.2 – Take Profit 129 (180 pips profits)

This review is valid during trading week: 20th-24th April, 2015

US early rate hike is good

isn’t April’s Fool: Early rate hike is good for the US economy!

Why does the Fed want to raise interest rate quickly?

Well, to understand this we have to zoom-out of the details of each economy for a while to see how world countries manage their local economies?

If we take 3 samples from the world economy and let’s pick: Japan, Eurozone and United states

In Japan, Bank of Japan offers (0.10%) interest rate and it maintained a plan to expand the monetary base at an annual pace of 80 trillion yen ($666 billion) from April, 2013

While in Euro Zone, European Central Bank offers (0.05%) interest rate and it announced an expanded stimulus program amounting to €60 billion ($69 billion) a month in asset purchases in an effort to revive the eurozone’s struggling economy till September, 2016

On the other hand, in United states. The Fed. tapered its (QE) stimulus program on October, 2014 and started to prepare the market for first-rate hike after keeping interest rate closer to 0% for years.

Let’s mix all the elements together and keep it very simple ..

Let’s say that these local economies are intersecting in international trade zone. Every economy is boosted by offering new money, low-interest rate and doing its best to keep inflation up to its targets.

In Japan, the inflation started to pick up however, it is not that strong to meet BOJ target till now. The reason behind this is low oil prices which might push BOJ to lower its inflation forecasts or give extra time for its inflation target to be achieved.

While in Europe, ECB just launched its QE program to encourage Eurozone members to revive their economies and between the lines to help Greece to get out its debts without suffering for long time (Read Quote#1). Eurozone still have at least 1 year till we can talk about inflation risk or even discuss whether economy started to pick up or not.

Quote#1: Weakened Euro

Weakened Euro is good for Greece because it implicitly means that Greece’s products and services are much cheaper for the foreigners and for the world. This help Greece to get out its financial problems by boosting up its economic activities. In addition, Liquidation for any foreign assets owned by Greece will get more Euros to Greece (~for example: US dollar saving account, foreign properties and foreign financial instruments owned by Greece worth more Euros than 6 months ago, from EUR/USD: 1.398 to EUR/USD: 1.0480 so, if you’ve 100$ in your pocket, they worth 71.5€ in the past and now they worth 95€)

On the other hand, the US economy is performing better as viewed by the Fed, Employment and home sales are moving forward and thats why they tapered the quantitative easing program. If we look to the US through non-risk taker(s) eyes, they would love to move funds, investments and capital to united states. (Read Quote#2)

Quote#2: Why does Investment move?

Funds, capitals and investments always search for better returns so, the money flows love to go to the higher return zone. In our article, US economy will be attractive economy for the capitals and investments. You’ve higher return on your capital, fund and investments. If you are not a risk taker, your returns in the US might be much higher than any other country.

.. & Early rate hike is good for the US economy

In the american case, the need for a rate hike seems to be so clear in yellen’s words and even in the fed minutes. However, the fed is still not-so-sure about how strong is the US economy and will it survive in a world of slow growth?

Based on the previously mentioned points, we are able to say that early rate hike is really good for the american economy and for the global economy too.

The only concern that we must concentrate on is how good the US economy performance is?

Solid employment, stable home sales and consumer spending backed with reliable data from industrial activities should be enough for the fed to press the hike button. This does not mean that US economy is moving backward. On contrary, Stronger dollar is rational power for the american economy and it opens the gate for cheaper imports and gives american investors better chances in foreign investments.

In addition, US market is not that weak and recent economic data showed that it is performing on a solid base to maintain economic growth for local industries and businesses.

Last thing, Experts are expecting that once US hits its inflation target, this will gradually export inflation to the other countries and thus, help the world to get out its deflationary period

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What is Inflation?

Videos: Get to know Inflation

Inflation is one of the most important and critical economics terms that everyone must watch closely, its importance comes from its effect on the international economy and how central banks highlight and consider it in all its monetary actions. We are here to help you with these easy videos posted by Bank of England (UK) – YouTube Channel (Full credits reserved to BOE with thanks for sharing such useful videos)

Inflation Definition

Inflation is a sustained increase in the general price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time. When the price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services. Consequently, inflation reflects a reduction in the purchasing power per unit of money.

Let’s go through the following videos to know more about inflation ..

Video #1: What is Inflation?

Video #2: Why does inflation matter?

Video #3: How does the Bank manage inflation?

Video #4: History of inflation

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GBP/USD Forecast: Inflation might pushes BOE to delay interest rate hike

GBP/USD 9th April, 2015

GBP/USD (currently at: 1.4785) is still giving a clear downtrend signal. However, the bulls are stronger than I expected and they have enough control till the moment to stay above the near support at: 1.4635. Personally, I can not recommend buying this pair at this level again even with these like-paparazzi attempts to touch the strong resistance around 1.5167 at any price.

We will wait today’s interest rate announcement from the BOE before trading this pair. I am still expecting no serious action from the BOE during April 2015 driven by the (0%) inflation rate in UK during March, 2015. This data is not encouraging to raise the interest rate so, we will have to wait till we see any real change in BOE plan. In addition, Fed. minutes are still mixed and are not giving any clear hint whether the rate hike will be in june, september or even in 2016. Fed. wants to evaluate the economic data every meeting and this will give every future meeting extra importance.

My technical overview is the same and I can not see any reason to buy GBP/USD at this level without falling to 1.4334 level. I recommend buying this pair around this level (1.4334) only and it is recommended to use good stop-loss because it might fall a little bit harder before going up to test any resistance again. Put in mind that if BOE surprised the market and pushed the raise button, we can buy GBP/USD on the break of 1.5167 safely, or wait till we see the market reaction on the surprise

The GBP/USD has the following major resistance and support levels:

  • RESISTANCE: 1.5167
  • SUPPORT: 1.4334

Breaking these levels in any direction will take us higher or lower.

My Daily BUY/SELL advice (30 pips stop-loss applied):

  • Sell: at 1.4900 – Take profit 1.4800 (100 pips profits)
  • Sell: at 1.5140 – Take profit 1.5040 (100 pips profits)
  • Sell: at 1.4800 – Take profit 1.4700 (100 pips profits)
  • Buy: at 1.4340 – Take profit 1.4400 (60 pips profits)

This review is valid during trading week: 9th-15th April, 2015