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*U.S. Leading Economic Index Climbs 0.8% In January

U.S. Leading Economic Index Climbs 0.8% In January The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

GBP/USD: plan for the US session on February 20. The pound goes against all the rules. A good report on retail sales led

To open long positions on GBPUSD, you need:
Major sellers of the pound acted exactly according to yesterday’s scenario and taking advantage of good news on the volume of retail sales in the UK today. They drop the GBP/USD pair to another monthly low. A small rebound up to 1.2930 served only as a good level for opening new short positions. At the moment, the bears rested on the support of 1.2851, around which trade is conducted. Several tests have only led to a small upward correction of the pair. So an important task for buyers in the second half of the day will be to return the resistance to 1.2884, which will lead to a more powerful upward momentum in the area of 1.2922 and 1.2967, where I recommend fixing the profits. In the scenario of a support breakout of 1.2851, it is best to return to long positions on the rebound from the lows of 1.2830 and 1.2799.
To open short positions on GBPUSD, you need:
The bears continued to push the pound down. Major players took advantage of the good news on the UK and retail sales, which allowed them to quickly gain large positions on the background of speculators’ purchases,…

BTC analysis for 02.20.2020 – Crash on the BTC as we expected, our both downwarrd targets are met but potential for even

Industry news:Brendan Blumer, the CEO of Block.one – the publisher of EOS, has said that Bitcoin isn’t money and that it never will be. However, he believes that it’s the “next generation of gold.” His tweets came as a response to Peter Schiff, who once again bashed Bitcoin.Blumer has been consistent in his views of Bitcoin. He has previously said that it shares core values with gold, as well as supply integrity. Moreover, he also believes that “anyone egregiously attacking one in favor of the other is undermining both, while highlighting their own insecurities in regards to their chose favorite.”Indeed, many people have compared Bitcoin to Gold in the past. One of them was the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell. He said that Bitcoin is “a store of value; it’s a speculative store of value, like gold.”Technical analysis:BTC has been trading downwards as I expected. Both my targets at $9.828 and $9.614 have been reached but there is still room for further downside. Watch for selling opportunities on the rallies with the next main target at the price of $9.060.Watch for potential downside rotation if you see bear continuation pattern like bear flag on hourly or 4H time-frame….

*UK Jan Retail Sales Ex-auto Fuel Up 1.6% M/M V. -0.8% In Dec, Consensus 0.8%

UK Jan Retail Sales Ex-auto Fuel Up 1.6% M/M V. -0.8% In Dec, Consensus 0.8% The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Markets gone mad

Good afternoon, dear traders!
I think I will not surprise anyone if I say that at a very interesting time we live and trade. Recently, the market has changed a lot, and this, in my opinion, is connected with the economic crisis, which, in my opinion, is already underway. The trigger was the Chinese epidemic of coronavirus. This virus, in addition to casualties, brought incredible fear, which pushed gold to distance.
But the most affected are the currencies. Everything falls – the EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, and absolutely ignoring the positive news on base currencies.
EUR/USD has been falling recoilless already on the 14th day as part of a common two-year fall! Look at the stories – when did this happen and at what events? The last time this happened is in 2018, and before that during the crisis in 2014.
You, of course, say that everything is bad in the eurozone! Let’s look further.
GBP/USD completely ignores the positive news in the country’s economy.
AUD/USD plummets to good employment, breaking through the lows of 2018 and 2019: The “fear indicator”, gold, is at its highest point in the last 7 or 8 years, completely ignoring…

South Korea Producer Prices Rise For Second Month

South Korea’s producer prices increased for the second time in January, data published by Bank of Korea showed on Thursday. Producer prices increased 1.0 percent year-on-year in January, after a 0.7 percent rise in December. The latest annual growth was driven by a 5.4 percent rise in agricultural, forestry and marine products prices. Prices for electric power, gas, water and waste, and services gained 2.8 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. Prices for manufacturing products rose 0.2 percent. On a monthly basis, producer prices rose 0.2 percent in January, slower than 0.3 percent increase in the prior month. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Euro, pull yourself together!

The total weakening of the European currency is starting to seriously worry the market. It looks like a protracted disease that the euro cannot get rid of. Experts fear that with a prolonged fall in the euro, it will “slip through” all the chances for recovery that the market gives from time to time.
Currently, the single European currency continues to stomp within annual lows, and in relation to the US currency, it has fallen to three-year lows. An extremely weak data on the Eurozone business sentiment index from ZEW became an additional nail in the coffin for the euro. Recall that February of this year, the ZEW economic sentiment indicator for Germany rapidly fell to 8.7 points from 26.7 points recorded in January. Analysts also noted a deterioration in the assessment of the economic situation. By the beginning of this year, the German economy had disappointed the market. A negative reaction to an outbreak of coronavirus infection added fuel to the fire, due to the fact that it can drastically slow down global trade, which will put additional pressure on the euro.
According to reports on the eurozone economy, the current situation is not encouraging either, as the…

Indicator analysis. Daily review of EUR/USD on February 20, 2020

Trend analysis (Fig. 1).The market may continue to move down today with the target at 1.0783, the lower fractal (red dashed line). Breaking down the lower fractal is unlikely but work up is possible from the level of 1.0783.Fig. 1 (daily chart).Comprehensive analysis:- Indicator analysis – down;- Fibonacci levels – down;- Volumes – up;- Candlestick analysis – up;- Trend analysis – up;- Bollinger Lines – up;- Weekly schedule – up.General conclusion:A continued downward movement is expected today with the target of 1.0783, the lower fractal (red dashed line).An unlikely but possible scenario is from the lower fractal 1.0783 (red dashed line), a continued work down with the goal of 1.0664, the retracement level of 85.4% (yellow dashed line).The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Australia January Unemployment Rate Rises To 5.3%

The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.3 percent in January, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That exceeded expectations for 5.2 percent and was up from 5.1 percent in December. The Australian economy added 13.500 jobs last month to 12,995,400 people, again surpassing forecasts for a gain of 10,000 jobs following the gain of 28,900 jobs in the previous month. Full-time employment increased by 46,200 to 8,882,200 people and part-time employment decreased by 32,700 to 4,113,300 people. Unemployment increased by 31,000 to 725,900 people. The participation rate was 66.1 percent, exceeding expectations for 66.0 percent – which would have been unchanged from the month prior. Monthly hours worked in all jobs decreased by 8.1 million hours to 1,781.8 million hours. The monthly seasonally adjusted underemployment rate increased by 0.3 pts to 8.6 percent. The monthly underutilization rate increased by 0.5 pts to 13.9 percent. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Australia Jobless Rate Climbs To 5.3% In January

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.3 percent in January, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That exceeded expectations for 5.2 percent and was up from 5.1 percent in December. The Australian economy added 13.500 jobs last month, again surpassing forecasts for a gain of 10,000 jobs following the gain of 28,900 jobs ion the previous month. The participation rate was 66.1 percent, exceeding expectations for 66.0 percent – which would have been unchanged from the month prior. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…