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Shocking German PPI Data Unable to Deter EUR Upside

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EUR/USD ANALYSIS TALKING POINTS

  • German PPI beat has little impact on EUR/USD but highlights current inflationary woes.
  • FOMC in focus tomorrow.
  • EUR/USD above parity for now.

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EURO FUNDAMENTAL BACKDROP

The euro has managed to pull itself above parity once more against the greenback despite quite shocking German PPI data for August (see economic calendar below).

EUR/USD ECONOMIC CALENDAR

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Source: DailyFX economic calendar

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Looking at the PPI comparison with and excluding energy, we can see that most of the price appreciation on the headline figure can be attributed to higher energy costs and underlines the energy crisis withing the eurozone.

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Looking ahead, markets are anticipating the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision tomorrow which is currently expected at 75bps with 83% probability, according to money market pricing – see table below. The post-announcement address by Fed Chair Jerome Powell will be key as to what’s next considering many analysts expect inflation to have peaked. Forward guidance will dictate the short-term directional bias on EUR/USD but fundamental headwinds facing the eurozone are mounting and may be aggravated by the upcoming winter months. This leaves the euro exposed to the downside although the ECB’s hawkish narrative of recent has helped relieve some EUR weakness.

FED INTEREST RATE PROBABILITIES

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Source: Refinitiv

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

EUR/USD DAILY CHART

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Chart prepared by Warren Venketas, IG

EUR/USD price action of recent reflects the current fundamental backdrop with markets uncertain ahead of a key central bank week. Daily candles are riddled with doji formations without much directional bias leaving the pair vulnerable to whatever the Fed may throw at us. Yesterday’s close above the 20-day EMA (purple) has generated an immediate level of support as we await the details around tomorrow’s FOMC meet.

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Support levels:

IG CLIENT SENTIMENT DATA: BULLISH

IGCS shows retail traders are currently LONG on EUR/USD, with 57% of traders currently holding long positions (as of this writing). At DailyFX we typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment but due to recent changes in long and short positioning, we favor a short-term upside bias.

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