The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
The Euro pair held gains around 1.0670 amid a better market mood. Market participants eye the Fed policy decision on Wednesday.
The Cable pair remained on the defensive, close to the 1.2400 mark, ahead of U.K. inflation figures expected mid-week.
The Japanese Yen consolidated in a narrow range around 147.70 against the U.S. dollar as traders await rate decisions from the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan later in the week.
The Australian dollar struggled to trade above 0.6400 against the greenback amid speculation the Reserve Bank of Australia might have already reached the end of its rate-hiking cycle.
The Canadian dollar held steady around 1.3500 versus its U.S. counterpart as the highest Oil prices since November 2022 underpinned the commodity-linked currency.
The South African rand trod water below the 19.00 level amid a worsening power crisis ahead of local inflation figures and the SARB interest rate decision later this week.
The dollar-rupee traded unchanged at 45.30 (selling) this morning.
14:00 EUR German Buba Monthly Report
As expected, the EUR/USD has been on a steep uptrend since September 2022 on hawkish ECB.
Elliott wave pattern
A Clear impulsive 5-wave structure from a low of $0.9534 to a high of $ 1.1035 in February 2023
Possible Expanding Diagonal in wave c of wave b of a flat correction
We expect a corrective setback in wave C in the coming month
1st target 1.1.0670 Wave a =Wave C of a flat correction
2nd Target 1.0530- Wave a =127.2% of wave C of a flat correction
Once the pullback is completed, we might see the EUR/USD jumping out of the block to $1.1560, followed by $1.2000 by year-end of 2023
The USD/MUR suddenly burst to a new high at 47.48 in March, driven by FX liquidity concerns, before BOM stepped in to smooth the excessive volatility and injected USD 30 mio on the domestic market.
The USD/MUR fell sharply to 45.40 in the wake of three interventions of the Bank of Mauritius from March 2023 to date.
Elliott wave pattern- Weekly Chart
Double zig-zag upward correction in wave W-X-Y, since 2000 completed!
Bearish turn ahead!
Clear 5-wave structure in wave 5 of wave C of wave (Y)
Over the last four years, the USD/MUR surged by 42% from a low of 32.90 in wave 4 to reach an all-time high of 47.47 on 16th of March 2023, before falling back to 45.40 in an impulsive decline from Mid-March to late April 2023
Forecast- USD/MUR on the brink of a downturn in Q2-Q4 of 2023
On the weekly USD/MUR chart, It seems that the pair may have completed a five-wave upward rally in sub-wave (v) of Wave 5 of Wave C of Wave Y with a peak of 47.47 on the 16th of March
Our Short term target is for a downward trend towards 44.00 followed by 43.00 in December 2023
EUR/MUR- On the weekly chart, the EUR/MUR may extend its rally in the short term above the high of 51.05 printed in July 2021.
From a technical perspective, on a break of the previous high at 51.05, the pair may find resistance at 52.00, followed by 52.50 by June 2023.
However, we expected the pair to pare some of its gains to 48.50 by September 2023 before a resumption of the uptrend to 53.40-54.50 by December 2023
The Pound Sterling is experiencing a lot of selling pressure against the U.S. dollar due to the ongoing risk aversion theme. The Bank of England's aggressive monetary policy tightening is also causing concern for the U.K. economy, as it may not pause the policy tightening spell in time.
Additionally, Britain's Consumer Price Index (CPI) is currently the highest among G7 economies, which may require more rate hikes in the future. However, UK Finance Minister Jeremy Hunt has reassured the public that the administration is working to bring inflation down to almost 5% by year-end.
From a technical standpoint, the GBP/USD is still trapped in a Triple Zig-Zag Correction on the Hourly Chart. This could potentially lead to the pound reaching new lows in the coming sessions/days.
The downside targets are as follows:
- Target 1 @ 1.2487
- Target 2 @1.2418
- Target 3 @ 1,2330
On the flip side, if the pound were to move back to $1.2641 and 1.2710, it would invalidate the bearish count!