Currency Analyst since 2010

Forex trading plan for Feb. 12

  Elizaveta Belugina

On Wednesday US dollar remained supported with the US yields near 1-month highs. USD/JPY rose above 120.00. Next resistance levels are at 120.80 and 121.80. Support is in the 119.20/00 area.

AUD/USD is testing support at 0.7720. Below this level the pair can test 0.7600/0.7590. Watch Australian employment data at 00:30 GMT tomorrow: the forecasts are negative. Resistance is at 0.7850.

GBP/USD is making another test of the 7-month downtrend resistance line supported by the decline of EUR/GBP. Pound looks resilient despite lower than expected data from the UK on Tuesday. The Bank of England will release inflation report tomorrow commented by Governor Mark Carney. If the central bank forecasts negative inflation, sterling will get seriously hit.

At the moment of writing EUR/USD is consolidating in a very narrow range around 1.1300 preparing for a violent move as traders get more nervous. Support is at 1.1210 and resistance is at 1.1440. The EU economic summit will take place on Thursday. Here you can read more on the schedule of the Greek talks.

Later in the day on Thursday watch the US retail sales data: according to the forecasts, the figures will be better than in the previous release, but the indicator will still decline. This should limit the strength of the USD bulls.

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