EUR/JPY Soars over German Retail Sales – Good Time to Go Short - Forex News by FX Leaders
Euro gains support

EUR/JPY Soars over German Retail Sales – Good Time to Go Short

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

The single currency euro gained support on the back of surprising rise in the German Retail Sales. The rise of 2.3% amazed the investors as they expected a rise by just 0.5%. So, do we have an opportunity here?

EUR/JPY – Fundamental Review

Just half an hour ago, the Eurozone released a number of medium impact economic figures which includes the German retail sales, French prelim GDP, Spanish flash CPI and German unemployment change. I must say, the data is totally mixed. Half of the indicators are negative. While the other half is signaling a bullishness in the Euro.

The Destatis is still due to release the German inflation figure which is the most important. It’s forecasted to rise by 0.3% vs. 0.0 beforehand.

EUR/JPY – Double Top & EMA Resistance

At the moment, the EUR/JPY is heading north and likely to face a resistance near 126.250. The Doji candle below 50- periods EMA is signaling a neutral stance of investors. The 126.250 is also a double top pattern and as we know this type of pattern is known for bearish reversals. Therefore, we opened a forex trading signal to short EUR/JPY below 126.250 to target 125.750.

EUR/JPY - Hourly Chart

Support     Resistance

124.06         126.64

123.05         128.21

121.48         129.22

Key Trading Level:  125.63

In contrast, the violation of upper boundary (126.250) can lead it towards 126.700 and 127.250. Let’s wait for German CPI and all the best!

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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