Friday February 25, 2005 - 09:51:00 GMT
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European Session, 25/2/2005
Good morning everyone from FXstreet.com. The Crude oil closed around $51.45 yesterday, almost unchanged. In the US stock markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average took another rally and it closed around 10.750.
Forex Technicals at a glance
Euro/Usd : At the time of this writing, the pair is trading around the 1.3210 level. Pair is still trading in the 1.32-1.3260 range for now, and not much more can be added to yesterday’s report. Market is waiting for the GDP data due out at 1:30PM GMT today, and big moves could happen after its release.
Moving averages overview : EUR has its 200-day moving average today at 1.2637. We have a bearish cross from the 2 shorter moving averages for some time now, with the 20-day down the 50-day. Pair is now above them both.
Indicators watch : Indicators watch-level 1 (signal generator): EUR Positive – no signal. Indicators watch-level 2 : EUR Positive.
Gbp/Usd : At the time of this writing, the pair is trading around the 1.9120 level. Today GBP is gaining some ground, but still within the range 1.9015-1.9135, and it will continue this way until data is out today. Previous days’ analysis apply for today as well.
Moving averages overview : GBP has its 200-day moving average today at 1.8488. We have the 20-day moving average cross the 50-day on the down for some time now. Pair is above them both, though.
Indicators watch : Indicators watch-level 1 (signal generator) : GBP Positive (signaled long feb.11, 2005). Indicators watch-level 2: GBP Positive.
Usd/Chf : At the time of this writing, the pair is trading around the 1.1680 level. Pair has recovered the previous key 1.1660 level, so that took out some of the negative momentum the pair was in during previous trading days. However, it still is below both moving averages, and, as yesterday said, unless we see a clear break above 1.1960/75, negative momentum is prevailing for the pair.
Moving averages overview : USD has its 200-day moving average today at 1.2165. The 20-day holds above the 50-day after the bullish cross a few days ago. Pair is below them both now.
Indicators watch : Indicators watch-level 1 (signal generator) : USD Negative (no signal). Indicators watch-level 2: USD Negative.
Eur/Gbp : At the time of this writing, the pair is trading around the 0.6905 level. Sell-Off followed the unsuccessful break of the 50-day moving average, and pair has tested the downtrend line again, but staying above it for now. Indicators Watch Level 1 has triggered a long signal for the pair at the opening of today’s session, so we’ll see what happens next.
Moving averages overview : pair has its 200-day moving average at 0.6831 today. We have a bearish cross from the 2 moving averages but pair is trading above the 20-day now.
Indicators watch : Indicators watch-level 1 (signal generator) : EUR Positive – signaling long today-. Indicators Wacth-level 2 : EUR Neutral.
Indicators watch-Level 1 : Trend indicators Direction, providing some useful investment information.
Indicators watch-Level 2 : Momentum Indicators Direction (working in pairs), providing current market sentiment for the instrument.
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