DAILY TECHNICAL ANALYSIS FOR DECEMBER 15, 2021petar skakalov
Current level – 1.1265
After many attempts at breaching the critical support zone at 1.1260, the currency pair is testing this level once again. .However, a successful breach of the mentioned support could be considered as a signal for a resumption of the long-term downtrend, which would pave the way for the pair towards the support at 1.1200. The Fed interest rate decision that will be announced today at 19:00 GMT and the following press conference is expected to greatly influence the value of the U.S. dollar. Sharp movements in either direction can be expected then as we find out if the Fed will take a more hawkish stance and reduce its bond-buying program at a more aggressive pace as a result of the alarmingly high levels of inflation in the U.S. Other economic news that may spark volatility today are the data on the retail sales for the U.S. (13:30 GMT) and on the Empire State manufacturing index (13:30 GMT).
Current level – 113.70
The ninja continues to trade close to the resistance at 113.80 and, at the time of writing, neither the bulls nor the bears are managing to take the upper hand. In case the bulls prevail and successfully breach the resistance level at 113.80, this would probably lead to an appreciation of the U.S. dollar and the next target for the bulls would be the resistance at 114.50. In the opposite direction, if the mentioned resistance crumbles to the bullish pressure, then the pair would most probably head towards a test of the support at 113.05. The data on the FED interest rate is expected to be of great importance when it comes to deciding the future direction of the USD/JPY.
Current level – 1.3230
The psychological support zone at 1.3200 still protects the sterling from further declines, and only a successful breach of this level would head the pair towards a test of the support at 1.3150. If the sell-offs deepen, then the next target would be the support at 1.3100. However, a corrective move towards the resistance at 1.3300 before a possible confirmed breach of the mentioned support is also a possible scenario, which would signal for a resumption of the long-term downtrend.
Gold price hits the first target
Gold price settles at 1770.00 after the decline that it witnessed on yesteday’s evening, attempting to break this level, reinforcing the expectations of continuing the domination of the bearish trend, as we expect to head towards 1734.00 as a next negative target.
On the other hand, we notice that the price completed forming bearish pennant pattern that forms negative motive that we expect to assist to push the price to continue the decline, to keep our bearish overview for the upcoming period unless the price rallied to breach 1797.00 and hold above it.
The expected trading range for today is between 1750.00 support and 1785.00 resistance.
The expected trend for today: Bearish
Source: Technical analysis