USDCHF on Friday rose 0.26% to 0.88098. Week ending 2023-08-18 rose 0.57%. What’s going on.
|Week 2023-08-18||0.57%||49.8 Pips|
Upcoming key events for the new week (London Time)
Thu 01:30 PM Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims
Fri 03:00 PM Jackson Hole Symposium
Fri 03:05 PM Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speech
What happened over the week
🇺🇸 In the week ending 12 August, U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims dropped to 239K compared to previous figure 250K (revised upward from 248K) Source: Department of Labor
🇺🇸 U.S. Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey in August exceed forecast and rose to 12 points compared to previous figure -13.5 points in July
🇺🇸 U.S. Industrial Production (1-mth) in July rose to 1% compared to previous figure -0.8% (revised from -0.5%)
🇺🇸 U.S. Monthly Retail Trade (1-mth) in July exceed forecast and rose to 0.7% compared to previous figure 0.2% in June Source: Census Bureau
🇺🇸 U.S. Retail Trade Control Group in July rose to 1% compared to previous figure 0.5% (revised from 0.6%) Source: Census Bureau
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What can we expect from USDCHF for the new week and what happened on Friday?
USDCHF on Friday rose 0.26% to 0.88098. Price is above 9-Day EMA while Stochastic is falling in overbought zone. For the week ending 2023-08-18, the pair rose 0.57% or 49.8 pips higher.
Looking ahead on Monday, USDCHF looks bullish as the pair ended higher after Friday trading session.
As for the new week, our technical outlook looks bullish, immediate upside resistance level at 0.88439 (WR1) with break above could target 0.88781 (WR2). On the downside, we are looking at week low of 0.87438 as an important support. Break below this level could weaken the current bullish momentum. A break above 0.88280 would suggest bullish bias after recent positive movement.
For the month of August, USDCHF is up by 1.24% or 107.8 pips higher.
Weekly key levels to watch out:
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