DAILY TECHNICAL ANALYSIS FOR JANUARY 31, 2022petar skakalov
Current level – 1.1146
During the past week, the single European currency continued to shed from its value against the U.S. dollar. The bulls managed to limit the sell-off to slightly above the support level of 1.1120, but it is possible that the decline will continue. The forthcoming test of the resistance zone of 1.1170 could predetermine the future move of the currency pair. A successful breach of the mentioned level may be a prerequisite for an appreciation and a test of the next significant level of 1.1235. However, the expectations for today’s trading session are for trading to be locked in the tight range of 1.1120 – 1.1170. This week, investors are eagerly anticipating the announcement of the European Central Bank rate decision (Thursday; 12:45 GMT), as well as the ADP non-farm employment change data for the U.S. (Wednesday; 13:15 GMT).
Current level – 115.42
The U.S. dollar has significantly appreciated against the yen, but the upward movement was limited by the resistance zone of 115.60. Afterwards, we have witnessed a short correction, and at the time of writing, it seems that the bulls will continue to dominate the market. The forecasts are for the uptrend to continue and for the pair to test the resistance at 116.20, however this scenario would probably be realised only if a confirmed breach of the resistance at 115.60 happens. Beside the positive sentiments for an appreciation of the greenback, a consolidation in the range of 115.00 – 115.60 is also highly probable during today’s trading session.
Current level – 1.3400
The sell-off was limited to the support zone at 1.3370 and the bears lost momentum. A breach of this level may exacerbate the sell-offs towards the support at 1.3340, followed by the other one at 1.3300. The forecasts for today’s trading session are for trading to remain in the range of 1.3370 – 1.3444. However, the bulls may enter the market and attempt to overcome the resistance at 1.3444, where a possible breach could exacerbate the purchases towards the resistance at around 1.3520. The announcement of the Bank of England interest rate decision (Thursday; 12:00 GMT) should lead to an increase in the volatility of the currency pair.
Gold price keeps its negative stability
Gold price settles below 1797.00 level, to keep the negative pressure valid for the upcoming period, which targets visiting 1770.00 level as a next main station.
Stochastic begins to lose the positive momentum to support the expectations to decline, noting that breaching 1797.00 will stop the suggested negative scenario and lead the price to attempt to recover again.
The expected trading range for today is between 1770.00 support and 1800.00 resistance.
The expected trend for today: Bearish
Source: Technical analysis