Forex Forecast: Pairs In Focus – Sunday, June 11

The difference between success and failure in Forex trading is very likely to depend upon which currency pairs you choose to trade each week, and not on the exact trading methods you might use to determine trade entries and exits. Each week I am going to analyze fundamentals, sentiment and technical positions in order to determine which currency pairs are most likely to produce the easiest and most profitable trading opportunities over the next week. In some cases it will be trading the trend. In other cases it will be trading support and resistance levels during more ranging markets.

Big Picture 11th June 2017

Last week, I predicted that the best trade for this week was likely to be long the Euro, Gold, the S&P 500 Index, and short of the U.S. Dollar. This was a losing trade, with all pairs falling. EUR/USD is down by 0.25%, Gold is also down, by 0.98%. The S&P 500 Index fell by 0.30%. This combination produced an average loss of 0.51%.

The Forex market is in a less settled mood, with the major movements all against prevailing trends. There are several major inputs due from the central banks of the U.S.A., Japan, the U.K. and Switzerland this week, and a great deal of political uncertainty following the shock result of the British General Election, which has produced an uncertain and potentially fluid outcome. Overall, this week’s outcome looks highly unpredictable.

Fundamental Analysis & Market Sentiment

The major element affecting market sentiment at present are the expectation of a rate hike by the FOMC of 0.25%, which had been assumed but is now in increasing doubt as disappointing U.S. economic data releases and the political difficulties of President Trump call into question whether the environment remains appropriate for a rate rise. Another big item is the result of the British General Election which produced no overall winner and the prospect of a Labour Party led by its hard-left faction coming into power in the near term. Prime Minister May can continue with a very fragile coalition with a minor party from Northern Ireland, but she will almost certainly be forced to resign by her party, and such a fragile coalition is unlikely to last more than 2 or 3 years at most. This is very likely to drag the British Pound down, which will probably also negatively impact the Euro to some extent.

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Author: Travis Esquivel

Travis Esquivel is an engineer, passionate soccer player and full-time dad. He enjoys writing about innovation and technology from time to time.

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