– U .S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) to Rebound to Annualized
1.1% in April.
– Core Rate of Inflation Expected to Slow for
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Trading the News: U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI)
Despite forecasts for a rebound in the U.S. Consumer Price
Index (CPI), another slowdown in the core rate of inflation may
dampen the appeal of the greenback and spark a near-term advance
in EUR/USD as it drags on interest-rate expectations.
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Why Is This Event Important:
Even though Fed officials see scope for two rate-hikes in
2016, signs of a slower-than-expected recovery may push the
Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to further delay the
normalization cycle amid the external risks surrounding the real
Expectations: B earish Argument/Scenario
Non-Farm Payrolls (APR)
ADP Employment (APR)
Gross Domestic Product (Annualized) (QoQ) (1Q A)
Easing job growth accompanied by signs of a slowing recovery
may push U.S. firms to offer discounted prices, and a
softer-than-expected CPI report may weigh on the greenback as
market participants push out bets for the next Fed rate-hike.
Risk: B ullish Argument/Scenario
Advance Retail Sales (MoM) (ARP)
Personal Income (MAR)
Average Hourly Earnings (YoY) (APR)
However, stronger wage growth paired with the rebound in
private-sector spending may boost consumer prices, and a pickup
in the headline & core rate of inflation may spur a bullish
reaction in the U.S. dollar as it puts increased pressure on the
Fed to implement higher borrowing-costs.
How To Trade This Event Risk (
Bearish USD Trade: Core Rate of Inflation Narrows to 2.1% or
Need green, five-minute candle following the print to
consider a long position on EUR/USD.
If market reaction favors a bearish dollar trade, buy
EUR/USD with two separate position.
Set stop at the near-by swing low/reasonable distance from
entry; look for at least 1:1 risk-to-reward.
Move stop to entry on remaining position once initial
target is hit; set reasonable limit.
Bullish USD Trade: U.S. CPI Report Exceeds Market Forecast
Need red, five-minute candle to favor a short EUR/USD
Implement same setup as the bearish dollar trade, just in
Potential Price Targets For The Release
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Following the failed attempt to test the August high
(1.1713), EUR/USD may continue to give back the advance from
the previous month as it remains stuck in a descending channel
formation, with a near-term hurdle coming in around 1.1210
(61.8% retracement) to 1.1230 (38.2% retracement).
Interim Resistance: 1. 1760 (61.8% retracement) to 1.1810
Interim Support: Interim Support: 1. 0380 (78.6% expansion)
to 1.0410 (61.8% expansion)
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Impact that the U.S. Consumer Price report has had on EUR/USD
during the previous month
(1 Hour post event )
(End of Day post event)
04/14/2015 12:30 GMT
March 2016 U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI)
The U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) unexpectedly narrowed in
March, with the headline reading slipping to an annualized 0.9%
from 1.0% the month prior, with the core rate of inflation
following suit as the figure slowed to 2.2% from 2.3% during the
same period. A deeper look at the report showed a 1.1% decline in
prices for apparel, which was accompanied by a 0.2% drop in
prices for food/beverages, while transportation costs increased
0.4% as energy prices climbed 0.9%. The greenback struggled to
hold its ground following the weaker-than-expected CPI report,
with EUR/USD advancing from the 1.1250 region to end the day at
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