USD/TRY Retreats but the 20 SMA Waits Below - Forex News by FX Leaders
Let's see if this pair will reverse when the 20 SMA catches up with the price

USD/TRY Retreats but the 20 SMA Waits Below

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2018 by
Skerdian Meta • 1 min read

The Turkish Lira is finding some solid ground at last after the big dumping that took place last week. USD/TRY is retracing lower in what seems to be a reversal although we can’t be sure about it. It might be just a pullback before the next assault on the top side.

The central bank of Turkey hiked Lira interest rates by 1.50% earlier this week. Erdogan has been a strong opponent of increasing interest rates because according to him, that would weaken the Lira and he has appointed his son in law as the head of the central bank some time back. Run by the family and without any knowledge of the economy brings crises such as this one.

Anyway, they finally decided to hike interest rates and it has helped the lira in the last three days. USD/TRY has been sliding lower and has lost more than one point. Although, we can see the 20 SMA (grey) creeping higher and approaching the price.

This moving average has been providing support and resistance but we are more interested in the support. The fundamentals are driving this pair around now but there’s a major chance that USD/TRY might reverse back up at the 20 SMA. The 20 SMA stands at 5.45 so let’ wait until this pair gets down there before making a decision.

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Skerdian Meta // Lead Analyst
Skerdian Meta Lead Analyst. Skerdian is a professional Forex trader and a market analyst. He has been actively engaged in market analysis for the past 11 years. Before becoming our head analyst, Skerdian served as a trader and market analyst in Saxo Bank's local branch, Aksioner. Skerdian specialized in experimenting with developing models and hands-on trading. Skerdian has a masters degree in finance and investment.
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