Wednesday economic data were positive for the USD but couldn’t pull it up.
Trading plan for July 18
Early on Tuesday, the US dollar index was weak, however, it managed to recover and surge above the psychological level at $94.50. If the index is able to close above this level, the further rise will be more likely. Tuesday and Wednesday are important days for the USD as the Chairman of the Fed Mr. Powell presents the Monetary Policy Reports (17:00 MT time). If Mr. Powell sounds hawkish, the US dollar index will be able to stay above $94.50 and the next resistance will lie at $95. Otherwise, the index will appear below $94.50. The next support is at $94.
The pound couldn’t stick above the pivot point at 1.3235 as the USD has strengthened. Up to now, GBP/USD has been trading near 1.3155. On Wednesday, traders will take into consideration CPI, PPI input data (11:30 MT time). The forecast is mixed, so, if the actual data are greater than the forecast ones, the pound will have chances to recover. Resistances are at 1.3235 and 1.3180. Otherwise, risks of the further fall are high. The support is at 1.31.
Brent and WTI are strongly suffering. On Monday, both oil benchmarks plunged on the negative news about the increased global supply and a slowdown in the economic growth. As a result, Brent fell to the lowest levels since the middle of April, WTI plunge to the lowest level in three weeks. Tomorrow traders will look at the crude oil inventories data (17:30 MT time). If the decline in the number of inventories is greater than anticipated, Brent and WTI will have chances to recover. Otherwise, the further fall is anticipated. Brent has been trading near $71.80. Positive data will pull it up. The resistance is at $73.10 (100-day MA) and the next resistance will lie at $75.65. Otherwise, there will be a risk of the fall to $68.80. WTI is trading near the 100-day MA at $67.10. Positive news will pull WTI to the resistance at $68.30. The further resistance is at $69.35. Otherwise, WTI will break the support at $67.10 and will fall further to $66.
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