The month of February saw markets make several instinctive moves as well as create opportunities for proper leveraging of fundamental releases. Despite being a leap-year, there wasn’t any real impact on price delivery in the course of the month. As we await the opportunities that lie ahead in the month of March, here are a few thoughts to consider.
How Will FOMC Meeting Affect the Markets
2023-03-23 • Updated
As expected, the Federal Reserve hiked the key US interest rate by 25 basis points for the second straight time during its two-day meeting ending March 22. The unanimous decision of the FOMC came amid major central banks' commitment to fighting inflation while maintaining economic growth. The decision coincides with turmoil in banking stocks due to the Credit Suisse and SVB crises. What is the technical outlook to all these? Please continue reading below.
The US Dollar (DXY) on the Daily timeframe has arrived at the Demand zone with an initial reaction away from the zone. However, I expect that price will return to the area before we see the major bullish impulse play out; the reason for this is the obvious gap created by the drop. Based on this analysis, a stronger Dollar would mean a bearish move on most major pairs.
EURUSD is my favorite setup from today's analysis. Here we see the price reacting to the 76% Fibonacci retracement level and a supply zone overlapping the area. There is also a trendline pivot, which acts as resistance in this case. Despite the Moving Average alignments, I believe this setup will do quite well based on the correlation with the US Dollar's analysis.
GBPUSD is currently trading within a channel and has reached the resistance trendline of the channel. The same area also has the confluences from the 88% Fibonacci retracement zone and the rally-base-drop supply zone. 1.21650 is my initial target for this trade.
Similar to EURUSD, we're seeing a reaction of price to the 88% of the Fibonacci retracement and a retest of trendline resistance. There is also a note-worthy rally-base-drop supply zone and a gap around the $1873 area. These are my confluences in favor of a bearish trade from this area.
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Bullish Scenario: Buys above 17910 with TP:18098.07, TP2:18277, and TP3: 18415 Bearish Scenario: Sells below 17850 with TP1:17730, TP2: 17700
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