Analysis of transactions and tips for trading EUR/USD
When the pair tested 1.0720, the MACD line was already far from zero, so the upside potential was limited. No other market signal appeared for the rest of the day.
Lackluster data from the ZEW institute did not stop euro from rallying on Tuesday, most probably because traders are expecting the Fed to make surprising decisions on monetary policy. And although ahead are the ECB's report on current account balance, followed by speeches from ECB members Christine Lagarde, Philip Lane and Fabio Panetta, they are of little interest to the market, thus, they will do nothing to change the situation ahead of the Fed meeting.
The upcoming FOMC decision is very important as it could lead to a sharp weakening of dollar and rise in euro, provided that the committee refuses to raise rates at the meeting. The accompanying statement and economic outlook will provide insight into future monetary policy.
For long positions:
Buy euro when the quote reaches 1.0777 (green line on the chart) and take profit at the price of 1.0814. Growth is possible only if the Fed loosens its monetary policy. However, make sure that when buying, the MACD line is above zero or is starting to rise from it. Euro can also be bought at 1.0746, but the MACD line should be in the oversold area as only by that will the market reverse to 1.0777 and 1.0814.
For short positions:
Sell euro when the quote reaches 1.0746 (red line on the chart) and take profit at the price of 1.0709. Pressure will return if ECB chief Christine Lagarde withdraws from her tough stance on monetary policy. However, when selling, make sure that the MACD line is under zero or is starting to move down from it. Euro can also be sold at 1.0777, but the MACD line should be in the overbought area as only by that will the market reverse to 1.0746 and 1.0709.
What's on the chart:
The thin green line is the key level at which you can place long positions in the EUR/USD pair.
The thick green line is the target price, since the quote is unlikely to move above this level.
The thin red line is the level at which you can place short positions in the EUR/USD pair.
The thick red line is the target price, since the quote is unlikely to move below this level.
MACD line - when entering the market, it is important to be guided by the overbought and oversold zones.
Important: Novice traders need to be very careful when making decisions about entering the market. Before the release of important reports, it is best to stay out of the market to avoid being caught in sharp fluctuations in the rate. If you decide to trade during the release of news, then always place stop orders to minimize losses. Without placing stop orders, you can very quickly lose your entire deposit, especially if you do not use money management and trade large volumes.
And remember that for successful trading, you need to have a clear trading plan. Spontaneous trading decision based on the current market situation is an inherently losing strategy for an intraday trader.