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EUR/USD: Focus shifts to Eurozone GDP after dovish Fed

  • Dovish Fed has likely put EUR/USD on the path to re-test of recent highs near 1.1570. 
  • US-DE (German) 10-year yield spread is looking south, favors upside in the EUR. 
A better-than-expected Eurozone GDP would only accentuate bullish pressures and allow a sustained rally to 1.16 and above. 

The EUR/USD pair clocked a 20-day high of 1.1508 in Asia and could soon test monthly highs near 1.1570, courtesy of the dovish Fed. 

The US central bank kept rates unchanged and discarded promises of further gradual increased. It added further that the next move in rates could be up or down and expressed willingness to adjust the quantitative tightening program if the economy continues to trend south. 

That is a significant dovish change from the previous stance, which cited interest rates as the primary tool. 

The dollar, therefore, could remain under pressure in the near-term. The bond yield differentials are also biased toward the EUR bulls. 

For instance, the spread between the US and German 10-year government bond yield fell to 248 basis points earlier today and could slide further toward the recent low of 239 basis points in the EUR-positive manner, having witnessed an ascending triangle breakdown on the daily chart on Tuesday. 

Further, the EUR could pick up a strong bid in Europe if both the German jobs data and the Eurozone Q4 GDP data blow past expectations, dashing hopes of a dovish change in the ECB's forward guidance. 

A convincing break above the recent high of 1.1570, however, may remain elusive if the Eurozone GDP shows a sharp deceleration in the economy. The data, due at 10:00 GMT, is expected to show the economy expanded 0.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter. In annualized terms, however, the growth rate is seen slowing to 1.2 percent from the previous quarter's print of 1.6 percent.

EUR/USD Technical Levels

EUR/USD

Overview:
    Today Last Price: 1.1503
    Today Daily change: 0.0022 pips
    Today Daily change %: 0.19%
    Today Daily Open: 1.1481
Trends:
    Daily SMA20: 1.1422
    Daily SMA50: 1.1393
    Daily SMA100: 1.1446
    Daily SMA200: 1.1568
Levels:
    Previous Daily High: 1.1502
    Previous Daily Low: 1.1406
    Previous Weekly High: 1.1418
    Previous Weekly Low: 1.1289
    Previous Monthly High: 1.1486
    Previous Monthly Low: 1.1269
    Daily Fibonacci 38.2%: 1.1466
    Daily Fibonacci 61.8%: 1.1443
    Daily Pivot Point S1: 1.1424
    Daily Pivot Point S2: 1.1367
    Daily Pivot Point S3: 1.1327
    Daily Pivot Point R1: 1.152
    Daily Pivot Point R2: 1.156
    Daily Pivot Point R3: 1.1617