EU50 Analysis – Lower euro-zone unemployment bullish for EU50

5th October 2018 Off By binary
EU50 Analysis – Lower euro-zone unemployment bullish for EU50

By IFCMarkets

Lower euro-zone unemployment bullish EU50

Euro-zone unemployment fell in August while inflation edged higher. Will the EU50 recovery continue?

Recent euro-zone economic data were mostly positive: headline inflation upticked to 2.1% in September from 2%, unemployment declined in August to 8.1% from 8.2%, and retail sales rose more than expected in August – 1.8% over year from 1.7% in previous month when 1.7% growth was expected. Positive euro-zone data are bullish for EU500. However the newly revealed Italy’s government plan of bigger than expected budget deficit of 2.4% of GDP for 2019 is a downside risk which may weigh on euro-zone growth prospects.

EU50 bounces off support line 10/04/2018 Technical Analysis IFC Markets chart

On the daily timeframe EU50: D1 is retracing higher after bouncing off the resistance turned support line. The price is attempting to breach above the 50-day moving average MA(50).

  • The Parabolic indicator has formed a buy signal.
  • The Donchian channel indicates no trend yet: it is flat.
  • The MACD indicator is above the signal line with the gap widening. This is a bullish signal.
  • The stochastic oscillator is rising but has not reached the overbought zone yet.

We believe the bullish momentum will continue after the price breaches above the upper Donchian boundary at 3453.72. This level can be used as an entry point for placing a pending order to buy. The stop loss can be placed below the lower Donchian channel at 3329.67. After placing the pending order the stop loss is to be moved every day to the next fractal low, following Parabolic signals. Thus, we are changing the probable profit/loss ratio to the breakeven point. If the price meets the stop-loss level (3329.67) without reaching the order (3453.72) we recommend cancelling the order: the market sustains internal changes which were not taken into account.

Technical Analysis Summary

Buy StopAbove 3453.72
Stop lossBelow 3329.67

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