/EURUSD – Lack of Indicators Leaves Euro Subdued | by | FXStreet

EURUSD – Lack of Indicators Leaves Euro Subdued | by | FXStreet

The euro has edged higher in the Monday session. Currently, EUR/USD is trading at 1.2298, down 0.07% on the day. On the release front, it’s a very light calendar, with no major releases in the eurozone or the US. On Tuesday, the US releases CPI, which is expected to drop to 0.2%. US employment numbers were a mix on Friday. Wage growth dropped to 0.1% in February, down from 0.3% a month earlier. This missed the estimate of 0.2%, and marked the lowest gain in four months. The news was much better from nonfarm payrolls, which soared to 313 thousand, crushing the estimate of 205 thousand. The strong reading has eased concerns about the Fed raising rates four times in 2018. Is the German industrial sector in trouble? Last week’s numbers were surprisingly soft. Factory Orders in January plunged 3.9%, worse than the estimate of -1.9%. This marked the second decline in the past three months. This was followed Industrial Production, marking a second straight decline. Still, the German economy has performed well, and has led the impressive recovery in the eurozone. The EU is seeing red after US President Trump made good on his threat, and signed an order imposing 25% tariffs on steel imports. EU policymakers have threatened to retaliate with tariffs on US goods, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was particularly blunt, saying “we can also do stupid”. Fears of an all-out global trade war are weighing on the US dollar and the stock markets, and the resignation of Gary Cohn, a senior economist in the White House who opposed the tariffs, will only dampen investor risk appetite. The ball is now in the EU court, and if the Europeans retaliate and Trump responds with further tariffs, we could see some sharp movement from EUR/USD. Goldilocks is back at the table EUR/USD Fundamentals All Day – Eurogroup Meetings 13:01 US 10-year Bond Auction 14:00 US Federal Budget Balance. Estimate -222.3B 8:30 US CPI. Estimate 0.2% 8:30 US Core CPI. Estimate 0.2% Open: 1.2306 High: 1.2341 Low: 1.2295 Close: 1.2298 EUR/USD Technical S1 S2 S1 R1 R2 R3 1.2092 1.2200 1.2286 1.2357 1.2460 1.2581 EUR/USD inched higher in the Asian session. In European trade, the pair edged higher but has retracted Further levels in both directions: Below: 1.2286, 1.2200 and 1.2092 Above: 1.2357, 1.2460, 1.2581 and 1.2599 Current range: 1.2286 to 1.2357