EUR/USD: the European currency is stabilizing at the peak values reached on the eve
The EUR/USD currency pair is experiencing mixed dynamics in the market, maintaining positions near the September peak values, reaching 1.0872. The euro recently showed its largest growth in several months, which was caused by the market's reaction to a significant reduction in inflationary pressure in the United States.
The consumer goods price index in October showed stagnation in monthly terms, while experts predicted an increase of 0.1%, and the previous value was 0.4%. The annual index fell from 3.7% to 3.2%, which was below the expected level of 3.3%, while core inflation fell from 0.3% to 0.2% and from 4.1% to 4.0%, respectively. These data reinforced investors' assumptions that the US Federal Reserve is unlikely to increase rates in the near or next year. Experts also point out that it is premature to discuss the possible start of rate cuts.
Meanwhile, in the eurozone, data on GDP for the third quarter were published, which remained unchanged -0.1% on a quarterly basis and 0.1% on an annual basis. The employment rate in the region slightly increased from 0.2% to 0.3% and from 1.3% to 1.4%, respectively, and the ZEW economic sentiment index rose from -1.1 to 9.8 points in November, exceeding forecasts that were 5.0 points.
- Resistance levels: 1.0900, 1.0930, 1.0969, 1.1000.
- Support levels: 1.0850, 1.0800, 1.0765, 1.0730.
GBP/USD: in anticipation of the release of data on British inflation
The GBP/USD currency pair is experiencing a slight correction, remaining near the 1.2500 level and the recent peaks of September 14. The market is prone to correction, as traders realize profits from long-term positions against the background of a sharp drop in the US dollar after the October inflation data.
Yesterday, investors also analyzed economic indicators from the UK, which did not have a strong impact on the GBP/USD exchange rate. The average salary with bonuses in September fell from 8.2% to 7.9%, while experts expected 7.4%. Representatives of the Bank of England are closely monitoring this indicator, assessing the possible impact of a multiple increase in the interest rate on domestic consumption, which may stimulate a re-increase in inflation, and, consequently, lead to a change in the policy on the cost of borrowing, although at the last meeting the rate was kept at the same level. Meanwhile, the employment rate decreased by 207.0 thousand compared to the previous indicator -82.0 thousand, and the unemployment rate over the past three months remained at 4.2%. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the industry showed the largest annual decrease in the number of vacancies, losing 35.0 thousand compared to last year.
- Resistance levels: 1.2500, 1.2550, 1.2600, 1.2650.
- Support levels: 1.2450, 1.2400, 1.2350, 1.2300.
USD/JPY: The Central Bank of Japan is ready to take measures in case of a rapid fall of the yen
The USD/JPY currency pair is trading near the level of 150.70, recovering from yesterday's noticeable corrective fall. The US dollar was under pressure due to October data on consumer inflation in the US, which slowed more than analysts expected.
The Japanese yen is influenced by local economic statistics: Japan's GDP in the third quarter fell by 0.5% after growing by 1.2% in the previous quarter, while forecasts were for a 0.1% drop. On an annualized basis, the country's economy shrank by 2.1%, after growing by 4.8%, although a decline of only 0.6% was expected. The volume of industrial production in September also increased from 0.2% to 0.5% on a monthly basis and from -4.6% to -4.4% on an annual basis.
Japanese Finance Minister Shinichi Suzuki said yesterday that the government is ready to take measures in response to changes in the yen, noting that sharp fluctuations in exchange rates are undesirable, but should be determined by market conditions and fundamental factors. The authorities will closely monitor economic indicators and respond to their changes. The Minister did not mention plans for additional interventions. The Government is already taking steps to support households suffering from an increase in the cost of living due to rising prices for imported fuel and food.
- Resistance levels: 151.00, 151.50, 152.00, 152.50.
- Support levels: 150.50, 150.00, 149.69, 149.30.
Crude Oil Market Analysis
Prices for WTI Crude Oil are experiencing a correction within the horizontal movement, being at the level of 78.31, due to a decrease in oil exports by leading producers.
According to the latest monthly report of the International Energy Agency (IEA), in October, oil exports from Russia decreased by 70.0 thousand barrels per day, reaching 7.5 million barrels per day. This decrease led to a decrease in estimated revenue from energy sales from $ 25.0 million to $18.34 billion compared to the September high of $ 18.8 billion. Experts also point to a decrease in the volume of supplies from Saudi Arabia, which is associated with the continuation of voluntary production cuts. In general, the OPEC+ countries plan to produce 900.0 thousand barrels per day less than the average demand in the current period, which probably will not allow oil prices to decline much.
- Resistance levels: 79.50, 83.00.
- Support levels: 77.10, 75.00.