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Morning Brief, Apr 8 – Top Trade Setups in Forex Today

Posted Monday, April 8, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 2 min read

The Greenback eased slightly against other major currencies after Federal Reserve officials showed caution over the global growth outlook.

The economic calendar remains light in the absence of any top-tier events.

Japanese consumer confidence softened to 40.5 vs. 41.5 over the global economic slowdown.

Dollar Index – USD

The US Dollar Index marked its highest close in a month on Friday. It continues to hit against $97.50. The Dollar Index has advanced in 9 of the past 11 weeks over the four interest rate hikes, but after a change in monetary policy tone, the dollar’s bullish momentum has weakened.

But finally, investors jumped in to support the dollar after the US economy reported better labor market conditions than before. The US employers hired more workers than forecast in March. It boosts the interest rate hike sentiment.

The technical indicators are still bullish. There’s a 50 periods EMA and bullish trendline which are supporting the pair around $97.20.

On the upper side, the index may face resistance around 97.70. While the violation of 97.20 may lead the dollar towards 96.95.

GBP/USD – Sideways Range in Play

The British Pound has traded bullish to place a high around 1.3070 during the previous session. It lost about 0.5% against the dollar, outperforming the Euro and Yen over the streak.

Over the past few days, GBP/USD was confined to a $1.300 to $1.3200 trading range. On the 4-hour chart, GBP/USD is trading bullish after testing a strong support level at $1.2990. For the moment, the pair is trading near $1.3045, and it may face an immediate resistance near $1.3060 and $1.3125 along with support near $1.2995.

GBP/USD – Trade Plan
Today, the idea is to stay bearish below $1.3145 with a stop above $1.3175 and a take profit of $1.2950.

USD/CAD -Bearish Trendline Offering a Short Trade

The commodity currency weakened against the Greenback over a strong bearish rally in crude oil. The bullish trend in USD/CAD was triggered by a stronger dollar, especially after better than expected labor market figures.

On the 4-hour chart, USD/CAD is holding below a bearish trendline which is extending strong resistance near $1.3390.

The pair is consolidating in a narrow trading range of $1.3396 – $1.3304. While the overbought RSI is suggesting strong odds of a bearish reversal below $1.3400 today.

USD/CAD – Trade Plan
Today, the idea is to stay bearish below $1.3400 with a stop above $1.3430 and take profit around $1.3340.

Good luck and stay tuned for more updates!

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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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