U.S. Dollar Index (USDX)
The USDX opened lower today and traded horizontally around 104 as recission fears were intense during the G-7 meeting. But it retains its horizontal movement on the hourly chart between 38.2 and 61.8 on Fibonacci retracement ranging between 103.85 and 104.40.
Meanwhile, the USDX keeps pressuring the critical support at 104 and flagging a higher possibility of falling towards 103.10 if the current level didn’t hold. Additionally, hourly chart price action indicates a further decline while the technical indicators are neutral.
Meanwhile, the daily chart indicates a continuation of the uptrend in the long term under the condition of holding above 104. Technical indicators can’t confirm the continuation while moving averages show horizontal signals.
PIVOT POINT: 104.00
On the hourly chart, the Euro was optimistic this morning and traded in a corrective trend towards 1.0550 and 1.0600. Meanwhile, EURUSD remains in the declining channel towards 1.0400, while technical indicators confirm the decline on the daily chart.
Sterling Pound (GBPUSD)
The sterling pound is moving horizontally and shows a cautious trading environment. On the daily chart, the pair remains to weaken and targets its lowest level since March 2020 between 1.1446 and 1.1410. The cable cannot find shelter in the upcoming BOE statement unless it massively exceeded market expectations.
Spot Gold (XAUUSD)
Gold opened in a gap upwards this morning amid news that G-7 countries will impose a ban on Russian gold imports. Furthermore, as market readings are mixed regarding the G-7 meeting, gold prices started to decline from $1,840 to $1,828 during the Asian sessions.
Gold is expected to remain strong as long as it is traded above 1,820 and is expected to trade above 1,835 before the European session. The hourly chart shows strong support above 1,820 and signals a possibility of trading above 1,830. Meanwhile, technical indicators are neutral and the 20-period moving average is positive above 1,825.
The daily chart, however, shows a horizontal trend and an increased possibility of a decline between 1,810 and 1,800. Additionally, price action confirms the decline on the daily chart under the condition of breaking below 1,825.
PIVOT POINT: 1,830
West Texas Crude (USOUSD)
On the hourly chart, WTI prices show an increase in volume traded due to the increase in supply while prices show light support near $104. Meanwhile, the daily chart confirms the decline and targets $98 a barrel after breaking the support at $106.30 yesterday.
PIVOT POINT: 104.40