Baxia Markets
September 14, 2023

EURUSD Kicks Off Asian Session on a Bullish Note, Awaits ECB Move

market analysis header imageEURUSD opened the Thursday Asian session with a modest bullish uptick, evident in the 4-hour chart's two substantial bullish candles between 2023.19.14 00:00 and 2023.19.14 08:00. Today, all eyes are on the European Central Bank (ECB), which is set to announce its deposit facility rate decision and interest rate decision. Despite economists' expectations of no changes in these decisions, these ECB decisions are poised to drive volatility across Euro-denominated trading pairs.


Meanwhile, the market is also closely monitoring high-impact news from the US, including Core Retail Sales, Initial Jobless Claims, PPI, and Retail Sales. Economists predict a mix of signals, with only a slight increase in PPI (0.4% vs. 0.3%) as a positive forecast. In contrast, negative forecasts include a decline in Core Retail Sales (0.4% vs. 1%), an uptick in Initial Jobless Claims (225K vs. 216K), and reduced Retail Sales (0.2% vs. 0.7%). These varied forecasts may account for the recent modest bullish movement during the Thursday Asian trading session.

EURUSD Kicks Off Asian Session on a Bullish Note, Awaits ECB Move

Technical Overview 

Starting from September 1, 2023, at 16:00 hours, the Ichimoku indicator signaled a bearish trend for EURUSD trading pairs. Several factors contribute to this bearish sentiment:

  • The Chikou span dipped below the price's low, highlighted within a red circle.

  • The price's close remained under the cloud, denoted by a blue circle.

  • The Tenkansen crossed below the Kijunsen line, as indicated by a green circle.


Presently, the Ichimoku indicator presents a mixed signal. The Chikou span intersected the candle's high, and the Tenkansen crossed over the Kijunsen line, both marked by purple circles. However, this does not signify a bullish reversal yet. To confirm a shift in the market sentiment, additional criteria must be met, including a price close above the cloud.


Ultimately, a true turnaround would necessitate substantial volatility driven by robust EU news and a mix of, preferably negative, results from the US. These conditions could potentially break the key resistance zone at 1.09126-1.09455 (highlighted in a yellow rectangle). Key support zone to watch is at 1.06378-1.07052 (highlighted in a blue rectangle). As of now, EURUSD is in a bearish correction phase.


Today Key Economic Releases to Watch 

ECB Deposit Facility Rate  

forecast 3.75% vs 3.75%

ECB Interest Rate Decision   

forecast 4.25% vs 4.25%

US Core Retail Sales

forecast 0.4% vs 1%

US Initial Jobless Claim   

forecast 225K vs 216K


forecast 0.4% vs 0.3%

US Retail Sales 

forecast 0.2% vs 0.7%Open Live Account  

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