Today, at 5:00 pm (GMT +2), the Bank of Canada will publish the Overnight Rate, which represents short-term interest rates, and is pivotal to the overall pricing of the Canadian Dollar in the global markets. Let's look at how the markets are faring ahead of the BoC rates release.
EUR/USD Worth the Risk Today!
2021-08-10 • Updated
EUR/USD declined further on Monday reaching as low as 1.1735, breaking through 1.1760’s support area, posting 5 days of consecutive declines, while the technical indicators are near the oversold area on the daily chart as well. However, after 5 days of consecutive declines, it's worth the risk for few longs around the current price at 1.1730’s. The last time the euro had 5 days of consecutive declines was back in October 2020, which has led to a rebound of 0.6% on the 6th day. I wouldn’t be surprised if the euro retests 1.18 in the coming days. On the other hand, my stop for such trade should not exceed 1.1690.
As you must already know, the direction of Gold is mainly dependent on the Price action of DXY (US Dollar index). So first, we take a look at the US Dollar index.
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