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Dukascopy Forex Overview: 18-04-2014 - Afternoon

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Published: 18/04/2014 16:10
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Community member Bushidoleaf on EUR/USD
"Currently, EUR/USD is trading above 22days SMA. Parabolic and Stochastic also indicate bullish momentum. This indicates prices are likely to re-test previous resistance of 1.39667 level. However, prices have already breach 2 Fibo levels, it would be logical to expect some form of retracement early on in the week before prices continues its bullish run."
Dukascopy Technical Analysis
"Viewed from the Japanese companies' headquarters, China's economy and China's political situation present a considerable amount of risk."
- JETRO (based on Reuters)
EUR/JPY continues its recovery from the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the November-December up-move.
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Dukascopy Fundamental Analysis
On Thursday, a weekly report from the U.S. Department of Labor confirmed that the latest weakness in the economy was only temporary and caused by harsh winter conditions. A stronger-than-expected jobless report, however, had little impact on the U.S. Dollar, as the currency was still undermined by the words of Federal Reserve’s Chairman Janet Yellen.
Expert Commentary
"We actually do think that EUR/CHF will go up in the end, thus in the long term we forecast the pair to head towards 1.30."
- Jonathan Webb, Head of FX Strategy at Jefferies Bache, on Swiss Franc
Switzerland do have some concerns regarding its housing market as the mortgage lending has grown at a faster pace than the economy, and between 2008 and 2013 apartment prices increased by a quarter. Do you think that the central bank is paying enough attention to this matter? >>
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Press Review
Yields touch session highs as Ukraine tensions ease
U.S. Treasurys extended earlier losses on Thursday after foreign ministers in Geneva said they agreed on initial 'concrete steps' to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine.
Market Research
Currency Index & Volatility: EUR
The EUR Currency Index remained virtually unchanged throughout the previous week, giving up only 0.03% of its value.
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Dukascopy Bank Sentiment Index
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The six-month global economic expectations improved by 0.02 in March and reached the level of 0.64, while the three-year sentiment index decreased for the second consecutive month and stood at 0.68, a Dukascopy Bank SA poll showed.
Global Stock Market Review
European shares
European shares dropped on Friday, heading the major European stock indices to post weekly losses for the first time this month, following a sell-off on Wall Street.
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Commodity Overview
Precious Metals Extend Gains on Ukraine Woes, South Africa’s Strikes
Gold performed better this week compared to the preceding one as the yellow metal was bolstered by the release of the Fed meeting minutes on Wednesday. The report revealed that projections of the policy markets in relation to the looming rise in rates exaggerated the potential pace of policy tightening.
Trade Pattern Idea
USD/NOK Emerging Pattern: Double Bottom
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Weekly GBP/USD Emerging Pattern: Channel Up
The current bullish momentum of GBP/USD may not be as strong as during last year’s... >>
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Economic Research

Forecasting Models for Exchange Rate
The science of prognostics has been going through a rapid and fruitful development in the past decades, with various forecasting methods, procedures and approaches flooding the economic world. It is estimated that there are more than 100 prediction methods, and sometimes the diversity makes it difficult to choose the one that would do the trick.
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