EUR/USD Stable Above The Triple Bottom Amid Some Hopes

EUR/USD is trading below 1.1300, unable to recover from Monday’s fall. The pair dropped on growing yield differential between falling German bund yields and rising US ones. Bond yields reflect a growing divergence between more and more signs of an economic slowdown in Europe and a resilient American economy.

It also represented concerns about the US government shutdown and trade talks between the US and China. And on these fronts, there have been positive developments that support a risk-on atmosphere, thus potentially pushing euro/dollar higher.

Democrats and Republicans in the Senate reached a compromise on funding for border security. The funds for a 55-mile barrier were agreed upon by Senators and were endorsed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. President Trump will reportedly also support it, thus opening the door to keeping the government open beyond the deadline on Friday.

Trump did not directly address the topic but did express hope on clinching a deal with China. His optimism in a rally in Texas also helped improve the sentiment.

The economic calendar remains light for another day, at least in the European session. The US JOLTs jobs report will be of some interest and the primary event of the day is due at 17:45 GMT. Fed Chair Jerome Powell will deliver a speech in Mississippi. It is unclear if he will address the current economic situation as his talk is titled “Economic Development in High Poverty Rural Communities.”

All in all, sentiment related to trade and the shutdown will likely set the tone for the day.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis

EUR USD technical analysis daily chart February 12 2019

We are using the daily chart today instead of the four-hour one, to provide a broader picture. The triple-bottom stands out, just below 1.1270. The level cushioned the pair in November, December, and February, and is a critical line of support.

Breaching the triple-bottom opens the door to the 2018 trough at 1.1215. Further support awaits only at 1.1115, which dates back to June 2017, 20 months ago.

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