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Forex Signals Brief for Feb 21: Markets Look to the ECB Minutes

Regardless of the fact that the ECB’s Mario Draghi is a known dove, he really has little choice but to sit on his hands and wait.

I suspect today’s ECB minutes will suggest as much, as given the state of the Eurozone economy is ‘worrisome’, there aren’t many more levers that Draghi can pull. And a rate hike looks a long way off.

With the backdrop of a looming Brexit as well as Italy technically being in a recession, Germany still struggling and Spain off to an early election, there is still little to write home about. And given that inflation is still struggling at 1.4% YoY, there isn’t much more that needs to be said.

We will also get a look at some PMI readings from the Eurozone, which will also be a good indicator of just how things are looking. With the recent slide in the data being a good indication of the battles that the economy is still facing.


Forex Signal Update

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EUR/USD – Active Signal

The EUR/USD is still holding below the 1.1350 level after a little jump and retrace yesterday. The EUR/USD is bearish for the time being but has been trapped in a range between 1.1300 and 1.1500 for a few months now.

EUR/USD – 240min.


EUR/CHF- Active Signal

The EUR/CHF is still around the same levels as the previous few days. With PMI and the ECB minutes, it might be make or break today.

EUR/CHF – 240min.


Cryptocurrency Update

Bitcoin looks to me like it might well be loading up for a test of the $4,000 level.

As mentioned yesterday, if price coils beneath a level, that is quite bullish price action. What I mean by coiling is that we start making higher lows in a tight triangle pattern, where price can’t drop.

That’s a sign of buyers holding up the price. Now that’s not to say that price will breakout as there could well be stronger selling pressure at $4,000, however, the price action is worth making note of.

BTC – 240min.
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Rowan Crosby
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Rowan Crosby is a professional futures trader from Sydney, Australia. Rowan has extensive experience trading commodities, bonds and equity futures in the Asian, European and US markets. Rowan holds a Bachelor of Finance and Economics degree and is focused heavily on Investment Finance and Quantitative Analysis.
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