Euro Long term Forecast - Aug'17

Aug, 05, 2017     By C S Vijayalakshmi    0 comments


5-August-17 / Euro 1.1772

RECAP

In our July’17 report, our bias was stated as neutral as Euro was standing at an inflection point. The success or failure to rise above the major resistance of 1.1450-1.1500 was to determine the near to medium term path. 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The rising German-US yield spread brought back the possibility of a long term bullish reversal back on the table last month and now with a break above 1.1500, the first signal for that reversal has been established. Our latest studies indicate Euro may rise to 1.2050 this quarter and to 1.2250 in the following 6 months.

 

Euro fractal monthly candles Aug17

The chart above showing the amazing similarity in the price structure between the periods of 1985-2002 and 2002-2016 was discussed last month. With a break above the May’16 top of 1.1620, the similarity is sustained and confirms the initial signal for a fresh bull market. The current rise has established the first higher high. If the next correction ends at a higher low (say near 1.11 at most), compared to the 2017 low of 1.0339 and thereafter a fresh high is made, the bull market will be fully confirmed. At this point, the chances of a higher low near 1.1100 looks good.

 

EURO: POSSIBLE PATH

EURUSD Weekly Candles Aug17

The chart above shows the Elliott Wave labeling and the probable path for Euro in the coming 3-4 months. According to this path, we may see a minor pause for 3-4 weeks after a high near 1.1900 and thereafter a new high around 1.2050 is expected, which may be followed by a lengthy correction for a 2-3 months.

 

EURO vs 2Yr GERMAN BUND/T-BOND DIFF: DIVERGENCE

German Bund diff vs EURUSD

This chart shows the 2Yr German Bund/US T-Bond yield spread against Euro since 2000. While both of them move in sync most of the times, 2017 is seeing a divergence (which is not visible for 10Yr 2Yr German Bund/T-bond yield spread against Euro). While this divergence is not the usual case, a very similar divergence was seen in the period of 2002-05, as shown in the first circle on the chart. In 2002-2005, the 2Yr yields spread kept going down but that didn’t stop Euro rallying and making new highs. If the phenomenon is repeated now, Euro can keep rising despite the divergence.

 

QUARTERLY PROJECTIONS

Eurusd Quarterly Projections Aug17

The previous projection is revised upward with the much sooner than expected rally to 1.18 levels. The current rally may take Euro 1.2050 levels before a medium term correction/consolidation but the downside for the next two quarters is expected to be limited to 1.15. The correction may be followed by another surge and test the major resistance of 1.2250 which may hold.

 

EURO-RUPEE: UPSIDE LIMITED TO 78.00 FOR NOW

EURINR Longterm

With EURUSD rising strongly, EURINR (75.70) has not only made only a gain of almost 11% from the 2017 low of 68.24 but also has also broken above the long term downtrend line coming down from 92 in 2013. Yet, EURINR may not appreciate commensurately with EURUSD as Rupee remains strong.

 

Weakness in USDINR is our preferred view, which limits the Euro’s gains vis-a-vis Rupee. If EURUSD rallies to 1.2050 and USDINR trades at 63.50, then we may expect EURINR at 76.52, compared to the current level of 75.70. Even with EURUSD at 1.2250 and assuming Rupee at the same 63.50 levels, we get 77.79 for EURINR, which implies very low chances of EURINR rising above the resistance of 78.00 in the coming few months.

 

CONCLUSION

Euro has provided initial signal for a long term reversal, which has opened up targets of 1.20 as discussed in the previous report. The target of 1.2050 may be achieved in the current quarter itself and 1.2250 by the Mar’18 quarter with the downside limited to 1.1600 levels for 2017.

 

C S Vijayalakshmi

Viji has the rare ability to look at charts using both Classical charting as well as Elliot Waves, which she combines with excellent proficiency in Excel. A growing presence in the social media sphere, she is also an accomplished danseuse and choreographer.



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