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U.S. Dollar/British Pound Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Strengthens as the Spread of the Coronvirus Weakens EUR/USD and the Yuan

The dollar index (DXY00) on Monday rose +0.069 (+0.07%). Mar euro-fx futures (E6H0) closed down -0.0016 (-0.14), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) rose +0.0002 (+0.02%). Mar yen futures (J6H0) closed up +0.69 (+0.77%), and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) fell -0.82 (-0.73%).

The dollar index posted modest gains Monday as it consolidates just below last Thursday's 2-3/4 year high. The dollar index on Monday was boosted by flight-to-safety. However, the dollar was undercut by Monday's plunge in the 10-year T-note yield to a 3-1/2 year low of 1.351%, which weakened the dollar's interest rate differentials. Interest rates have fallen on concern that the spread of the China coronavirus will undercut global economic growth and may force the Fed to implement more rate cuts.

EUR/USD recovered from early losses Monday and moved slightly higher. EUR/USD was under pressure early Monday on Sunday's comments from ECB Governing Council members. Speaking after the weekend G-20 meeting in Saudi Arabia, Bank of... Read more

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Feb 18, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
-104,712 (+3,194)
-138,894 (-5,789)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
-72,784 (-7,778)
-43,526 (+396)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
-15,018 (+2,371)
-57,353 (-10,888)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
-71,054 (-2,453)
-63,854 (+3,413)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
-70,893 (-7,643)
-42,114 (+61)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
-10,696 (+1,120)
-9,264 (unch)

Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
0.75699 +2.20%
on 01/31/20
0.77819 -0.59%
on 02/20/20
+0.00880 (+1.15%)
since 01/24/20
3-Month
0.73987 +4.56%
on 12/13/19
0.77953 -0.76%
on 11/27/19
-0.00534 (-0.69%)
since 11/22/19
52-Week
0.73987 +4.56%
on 12/13/19
0.83615 -7.48%
on 09/03/19
+0.00789 (+1.03%)
since 02/22/19

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JPM : 132.16 (-2.69%)
Italy, South Korea and Iran in panic mode as number of coronavirus infections explode higher.

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EUR/USD have correction to resistance 1.0856 while trading above support 1.0819

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Markets tank on concern about virus impact on world economy

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GM : 33.09 (-4.50%)
IMF, US Government, Fed are Watching the Data, When They Should Be Listening to the Financial Markets

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Asian shares take hit as new virus cases jump outside China

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Monday after reports of a surge in new virus cases outside China. The decline followed a sell-off Friday on Wall Street.

GM : 33.09 (-4.50%)
March Euro Currency spot vs the U.S. Dollar

Technical analysis from a scientific viewpoint.

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 24% Sell with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 0.77879
1st Resistance Point 0.77514
Last Price 0.77350
1st Support Level 0.76910
2nd Support Level 0.76671

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52-Week High 0.83615
Fibonacci 61.8% 0.79937
Fibonacci 50% 0.78801
Fibonacci 38.2% 0.77665
Last Price 0.77350
52-Week Low 0.73987

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