Forex Signals Brief for May 17: Markets Remain Positive - Forex News by FX Leaders

Forex Signals Brief for May 17: Markets Remain Positive

Posted Friday, May 17, 2019 by
Rowan Crosby • 1 min read

For the time being, it looks like markets are remaining relatively positive after what was a bit of a dangerous time only a week ago.

Equity markets have rebounded strongly and the USD remains near its highs, leaving the majors under a fair bit of pressure across the board.

There are reports out today, suggesting that the Chinese are not that keen to do a deal on trade as they believe US President Trump is ‘not sincere’. However, as yet the comments haven’t gained all that much traction, despite the fact that the ES Futures are down about -0.30%.

The main data point today will be for the EUR/USD with CPI data due for release. Despite the low expectations, the Euro is already very weak at could well sink further.

Forex Signal Update

The FX Leaders Team finished with four wins from six signals and another solid performance.

 

EUR/JPY – Active Signal

The EUR/JPY remains in a steep downtrend and we are short and looking for some more follow-through here. 122.00 remains key support below.

EUR/JPY
EUR/JPY – 240min.

 

SPX – Pending Signal

The SPX has been melting its way higher this week as price fights back from the steep sell-off. There is some chance of another run at the highs and we will be looking for a potential entry here.

SPX
SPX – 240min.

 

Cryptocurrency Update

BTC has fallen out of bed in a big way today with price crashing into the $6,000 level before staging a bit of a fightback to currently be back above $7,000.

There was no fundamental reason for the big sell-off that I could see as yet, and the bulls must be pretty nervous at the moment.

This is a developing story so keep watching closely as European markets open for the day.

BTC
BTC – 240min.
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About the author

Rowan Crosby // Asia-Pacific Analyst
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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