EUR/USD, GBP/USD and AUD/USD trade in low volatility ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC meeting
Outlook on EUR/USD, GBP/USD and AUD/USD ahead of this week’s Fed, BoE and BoJ monetary policy meetings.
EUR/USD hovers above its 3 ½ month low
EUR/USD continues to hover above its $1.0636 to $1.0632 May and current September lows as traders await Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. At it the Federal Reserve (Fed) is expected to keep its rates on hold.
A potential rise above Monday’s $1.0699 high is likely to fizzle out ahead of the $1.0766 to $1.0769 late August low and last week’s high.
A fall through and daily chart close below Thursday’s low at $1.0632 could lead to a tumble towards the January and March lows at $1.0516 to $1.0484.
GBP/USD continues to slide but loses downside momentum
The cross still trades below its 200-day simple moving average (SMA) at $1.2434, which may act as minor resistance, and approaches its June low at $1.2369. A fall through it would target the May low at $1.2309.
Minor resistance above the 200-day SMA remains to be seen at the 7 September low at $1.2446 and further up around the $1.2549 late August low and last Monday’s high.
AUD/USD continues to range trade despite RBA minutes
AUD/USD remains side-lined and trades towards the middle of its one-month trading range between $0.6522 to $0.6358 following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) minutes. They showed that the central bank considered another rate hike before deciding to keep its cash rate unchanged at 4.1% for the third consecutive month.
Further low volatility range trading is at hand ahead of Wednesday’s US FOMC meeting at which the central bank is expected to keep rates on hold but may hint at another rate hike being in the pipeline later in the year.
A rise above last week’s high at $0.6473 would eye the 24 August $0.6488 high whereas a fall through Monday’s low at $0.6417 could provoke a slip to the $0.6381 low seen last week.
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