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Forexpros.com Daily Analysis - 28/08/2008

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    Daily Forex Trading Analysis

    Today’s US Dollar Trading

    • USD whipsaws with conflicting data
    • Traders note volumes thin again
    • US data inconclusive

    Overnight Preview

    • Look for more two-way action
    • Should get quiet ahead of US data in the morning

    Looking Ahead to Thursday
    All times EASTERN (-4 GMT)
    • 8:30am USD Prelim GDP q/q
    • 8:30am USD Unemployment Claims
    • 8:30am USD Prelim GDP Price Index q/q
    • 10:35am USD Natural Gas Storage
    Big day for news with our trading partners, expect some whipsaw.


    Summary
    The Greenback suffered another day of whipsaw today failing to extend recent ranges in thin trade. For the most part, USD traders are looking ahead to more conclusive news due overnight and tomorrow from both our trading partners and here in the US. After failing at highs overnight, the USD managed to recover and try for new highs in most pairs but failing to reach into the zones of reported stops to the upside while traders watched for news on other markets; such as oil and equities. Oil prices managed to whip EURO around making new lows for the US session but failing to reach into real money interest under the 1.4600 handle; overnight lows continued to remain unchallenged in US trade. Holding the 1.4700 area into the close is encouraging to the bulls but the big news will be US GDP tomorrow; traders are looking for a revision upwards but likely will wait for a test of the 1.4600 handle before making a move. GBP continued under pressure with EURO for most of the session moving under the 1.8400 handle to test the low 1.8300’s but volumes are thin traders say. A brief look under the 1.8300 area for a low print at 1.8283 was enough for stops to be triggered but the rate is back in the 1.8330 area into the close suggesting that bids are there but light so far. USD/JPY failed to rally and hold the 110.00 handle again for the 7th day in a row suggesting that offers remain thick at the highs; trades note that tonight’s Japan data may encourage more volatility. Swissy rallied again into the 1.1000 handle but failed late in the day suggesting that offers are thick in that pair also. Aggressive traders can sell above the 1.0980 area for a break lower to end the week. USD/CAD rallied as well but again was unable to attract bids and remained mired in the 1.0400 handle under the zone of offers said to extend into the 1.0530 area for now. In my view, today was just another day of two-way action with the exception of the GBP; look for the USD to fail again overnight and test the bottom of the range ahead of US data in the morning.


    GBP/USD Daily

    Resistance 3: 1.8650
    Resistance 2: 1.8600
    Resistance 1: 1.8530
    Latest New York: 1.8349
    Support 1: 1.8280/90
    Support 2: 1.8250
    Support 3: 1.8220


    Comments
    Only pair to fall to a new low but volumes light on the move suggesting overshoot. Rally back in sympathy with EURO. Overnight volumes better traders say; cross-spreaders active in Sterling and EURO suggesting that the USD will be pressured for both pairs near-term. Drop is drawing profit-taking bids suggesting the bottom is finally finding a low print. Overdue for a short-covering rally. Likely an exhaustion dip and the rate will recover soon. Look for a bottom the next 48 hours. OK to stand aside but I want to wait just a bit before buying. So far, two-way trade is suggesting GBP is overextended. Close back above the 1.8580 area argues for further gains; aggressive traders can buy the close but again I would wait just a bit. Stop-driven break is likely a head fake in my view. Offers above the market mixed with stops from late shorts so be ready for whipsaw the next few days. Traders expect GBP to track EURO through this week. Continue to expect a lot of cross-trading.
    Data due Thursday: All times EASTERN (-4 GMT)

    2:00am GBP Nationwide HPI m/m
    6:00am GBP CBI Distributive Trades Realized
    7:01pm GBP GfK Consumer Confidence

    EUR/USD Daily

    Resistance 3: 1.4880/1.4900
    Resistance 2: 1.4800
    Resistance 1: 1.4760/70
    Latest New York: 1.4723
    Support 1: 1.4570
    Support 2: 1.4550
    Support 3: 1.4520/30

    Comments
    Rate bounces back as close-in stops drive trade; remarks from ECB encourage a round of short-covering. If rate can hold above the 1.4750 area on the close good chance of follow-on buying to end the week. EX reversal overnight suggest tie to buy a new dip under the 1.4700 handle (?). Oil firmer likely to help upside, this is a buying opp in my view but we need to wait through US data this morning. Traders suggesting that the rate is vulnerable to a short squeeze. Market is heavily short now so expect a rally. Aggressive traders can continue buying this dip for a return to resistance. Rate continues to track Cable and vice-versa. Now that stops are cleared a rotation higher is coming. US data this week likely to be unfriendly so be ready for whipsaw.

    Data due Thursday: All times EASTERN (-4 GMT)
    3:55am EUR German Unemployment Change
    4:00am EUR M3 Money Supply y/y
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