On Thursday the 16th of November, trading on the euro/dollar pair closed down. The rate twice approached the zone of 1.1757 – 1.1759, but failed to break through. News from the US didn’t do sellers any good either. The US House of Representatives yesterday passed a tax reform bill proposed by the Trump administration. Markets were slow to react to the news given that the Senate has put forward an alternative proposal, which involves deferring tax cuts for another year. As such, it’s unclear as of yet what the final legislation will look like.
From the 1.1770 mark, the euro should have continued its decline until 1.1710, but the political news held it up. More on this later.
Day’s news (GMT+3):
Fig 1. EURUSD rate on the hourly. Source: TradingView
The euro closed down against the dollar on Thursday, although sellers didn’t make it to their target of 1.1751. If the euro weren’t rallying today, I’d have predicted that it would decline to form a pin bar model reaching down to 1.1710. The euro, however, has jumped to 1.1822, leaving us without a pin bar.
The dollar declined across the board after an article published in the Wall Street Journal. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued a subpoena to more than a dozen officials from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, requesting documents related to Russia.
Safe haven assets (yen, gold, franc) were given a boost after an article published by Reuters, which reported that satellite images suggest that North Korea is working on its first submarine with ballistic missiles.
Suffice to say that politics is having an influence on trading. It’s unclear how Europe will react when their session gets underway. In theory, the euro should continue to grow to 1.1866, although cycles and patterns seem to suggest a decline. Here, I think it’s a personal decision as to whether you should sell or buy euros.