Gartley Patterns Survives ECB Volatility

The euro dollar reversed earlier losses following the ECB rate decision and kept the potential bullish Gartley pattern intact.  The ECB recovered earlier losses as markets expect the ECB to become more reliant on fiscal policies to help boost the eurozone and signaled the restart of the bond buying program would be open-ended.

Price action on EUR/USD daily highlights today’s volatility saw a close retest of the September 3rd low of 1.0928.  The potential bullish Gartley pattern that formed at the beginning of the month is still valid and could see bullish momentum target the 1.1130 level. Major resistance remains the 200-day SMA which currently trades around the 1.1260 level.

If the bullish pattern is invalidate, we could see downward pressure target the 1.0810 region.  The 1.0650 level could provide major support.

In the short-term, we might see the euro remain somewhat rangebound as markets become focused with next week’s Fed rate decision.  Dovish expectations are pretty high for the Fed and we could see the key takeaway be some disappointment with the Fed’s hesitation in committing to an easing cycle.


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Ed Moya

Ed Moya

Senior Market Analyst, The Americas at OANDA
With more than 20 years’ trading experience, Ed Moya is a senior market analyst with OANDA, producing up-to-the-minute intermarket analysis, coverage of geopolitical events, central bank policies and market reaction to corporate news. His particular expertise lies across a wide range of asset classes including FX, commodities, fixed income, stocks and cryptocurrencies. Over the course of his career, Ed has worked with some of the leading forex brokerages, research teams and news departments on Wall Street including Global Forex Trading, FX Solutions and Trading Advantage. Most recently he worked with, where he provided market analysis on economic data and corporate news. Based in New York, Ed is a regular guest on several major financial television networks including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Yahoo! Finance Live, Fox Business and Sky TV. His views are trusted by the world’s most renowned global newswires including Reuters, Bloomberg and the Associated Press, and he is regularly quoted in leading publications such as MSN, MarketWatch, Forbes, Breitbart, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Ed holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.
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