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Old 20-06-2023, 14:01
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Default Re: Daily Market Analysis by ForexMart

Is the FOMC being overly cautious? Powell's speeches

The dollar is going through difficult times, and it is pretty clear to everyone. However, there's a good chance of improving its situation in the near future. In this article, we will try to understand why. First and foremost, I would like to mention that both instruments are currently in positions from which downward waves can start forming. Wave analysis is currently quite objective and unambiguous. There's a possibility of further growth, but there's still a higher probability of a decline. Another important fact to mention is the prolonged decline of the USD. This is only a speculative assumption as trends can take on a very prolonged form, especially when supported by the news background. And the current news background allows for the dollar's growth.

To answer the question "why?" We need to try to look at the big picture. If the euro and the pound have been rising for almost a whole year, it is clear that the market has been responding to some news background. This could be the interest rate hikes by the Bank of England and the European Central Bank. For example, last year, when the Federal Reserve was raising rates faster and stronger, the dollar was getting stronger. Sooner or later, there will come a moment when the ECB and the BoE will finish tightening their monetary policies. In my opinion, this moment is approaching.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell may announce in Congress this week that the interest rate will increase one more time if the situation requires it. However, the dollar is not particularly affected by this announcement, as it has been declining for almost a whole year. One rate hike will not lead to a significant appreciation of the dollar. The FOMC is steadily moving towards its goal. Inflation has already decreased to 4%. At this level, the ECB or the BoE could relax and let inflation return to the target level on its own. But not the Fed. The goal is to bring inflation back to 2% as soon as possible. Therefore, it is possible that the Fed is being overly cautious in case the decline in the consumer price index is interrupted. However, this fact does not mean much for the dollar.

Based on everything mentioned above, I believe that at the moment, it is highly probable that the tightening cycles in the UK and the EU will come to an end, as well as the wave analysis, which is currently providing very good sell signals for both instruments.

Based on the analysis conducted, I conclude that a new downtrend is currently being built. The instrument has enough room to fall. I believe that targets around 1.0500-1.0600 are quite realistic. I advise selling the instrument using these targets. I believe that there is a high probability of completing the formation of wave b, and the MACD indicator has formed a "downward" signal. You can sell with a stop loss placed above the current peak of the presumed wave b.

The wave pattern of the GBP/USD instrument has changed and now it suggests the formation of an upward wave that can end at any moment. Currently, it would be advisable to recommend buying the instrument only if there is a successful attempt to break above the 1.2842 level. You can also sell since the first attempt to break through this level was unsuccessful, and a stop loss can be set above it. However, be cautious on Thursday since there's a chance that the market's reaction to the BoE meeting may provoke sharp movements.
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