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EURUSD ends the week close to where it started, sideways

  • EUR/USD rose to 1.0880 following better-than-expected EU IPCH inflation data.
  • The pair retreats to the week's opening bids as the close approaches.
  • Next week: EU and US PMIs, ECB rate decision, US NFP

EUR/USD struggled to advance on Friday, wavering near 1.0850 as the major pair heads to close within range of the week's opening bids on Monday. Europe's Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) inflation rose faster than expected in May, while US Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index (PCE) inflation cooled faster than expected expected in April. Next week brings a data-heavy agenda, with Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) numbers on both sides of the Atlantic, followed by an expected European Central Bank (ECB) rate decision and another Non-Farm Payrolls report. (NFP) from the US next Friday.

Pan-European IPCH core inflation rose 2.9% month-on-month in May, above the average market forecast of 2.8% and extending from 2.7% in the previous month. A sharp drop in German retail sales in April capped gains for the Euro after consumer activity declined -1.2% mom vs. -0.1% expected. However, the previous period saw a sharp upward revision to 2.6% from the initial 1.8%.

EUR/USD rose to an intraday high above 1.0880 in European markets but retreated during the US market session after US Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) Price Index inflation cooled to 0.2% month-on-month in April. The figure comes in below the expected 0.3%, driven by a sharp slowdown in US personal spending figures, which fell to 0.2% compared to the 0.3% forecast and falling further from the revised 0.7% of the Previous period.

The ECB meets next week for another rate decision, with markets increasingly expecting a first quarter-point cut from EU central planners after the ECB steadily raised its core operating rate. refinancing from 0.0% in June 2022 to 4.5% in September 2023.

US ISM PMI numbers for May next Monday are expected to recover to 49.8 from 49.2. Next Friday's US NFP employment numbers loom, and median market forecasts currently expect 180,000 net new additions to the US labor market in May.

EUR/USD Technical Outlook

EUR/USD spent the week consolidating around a mid-range near 1.0850 as the pair moves just north of the 200-day EMA at 1.0793. The daily candlesticks are showing signs of bullish exhaustion and the pair could be ready for a bearish break towards the 1.0600 level. Despite a 2.8% recovery from the latest low, EUR/USD is still down -1.6% from 2024 opening bids near 1.1035.

EUR/USD Daily Chart

EUR/USD

Summary
Latest price today 1,085
Today's daily change 0.0018
Daily change % today 0.17
Today's daily opening 1.0832
Trends
SMA20 Journal 1.0818
SMA50 Daily 1.0772
SMA100 Journal 1.0809
SMA200 Journal 1.0788
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.0845
Previous Daily Low 1.0788
Previous Weekly High 1.0884
Previous Weekly Low 1.0805
Previous Monthly High 1.0885
Previous Monthly Low 1.0601
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.0823
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1,081
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.0799
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.0765
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.0742
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.0855
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.0879
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.0912

Source: Fx Street

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