PMI beats have helped the Euro retain hold of the 1.1800 handle against the Buck. Possible movements down into 1.17090 are now likely,. The Dollar remains upwardly mobile amidst deteriorating risk sentiment on latest waves of the coronavirus that are forcing many countries to roll-back reopening plans and some to re-enter lockdown or tighten restrictions. However, the DXY has encountered some resistance in chart terms beyond 92.500 and its prior 2021 peak around the 200 DMA (92.604) alongside resilience in the Euro and Pound belatedly following significantly better than expected preliminary PMIs from France, Germany, the bloc as a whole and UK even though the EZ readings could all be downgraded in the final reckoning given fresh pandemic outbreaks since the cut-off point for compiling the flash surveys. Hence, the index has drifted down from best levels within a 92.608-338 band awaiting US durable goods data and Markit’s initial March PMIs before another bunch of Fed speakers and a double helping of supply.



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