Trading plan for the EUR/USD pair for the week of May 24–28. New COT (Commitments of Traders) report.

EUR/USD – 24H.

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The EUR/USD currency pair has been inside the "swing" for most of the past week. At the end of the week, the pair added only a few points. Nevertheless, the upward trend continues, although a correction has been brewing for a couple of weeks. In general, we continue to insist that the European currency will continue to grow, although the fundamental background is not in its favor. We have already said many times that the key factor remains the strong increase in the money supply in the United States, which leads to the depreciation of the US currency. And recently, inflation has also started to rise. Therefore, all the data on the high rate of recovery of the American economy now do not matter. As well as many other factors. In addition, we remind you that in 2017, a new global upward trend for the pair is expected to begin. If so, then in the next 5-6 years, we will see the growth of the European currency and the fall of the dollar. Thus, if we take global factors, then the dollar is still not shining during 2021. As for less significant factors, such as technical ones, the quotes are located above the critical line on the daily timeframe. Thus, there are no signs of the beginning of a correction yet. In the near future, the highs of February of this year and the highs of the last three years may be updated. Perhaps they would have already been updated this week. However, on Wednesday, traders considered the "hawkish notes" in the Fed minutes. Moreover, on Friday, the euro/dollar pair fell with the help of Christine Lagarde, who finally spoke out on the ECB's monetary policy.

COT report.

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During the last reporting week (May 11–17), the EUR/USD pair increased by only 20 points. The new COT report, which was released yesterday in the US, showed that professional traders continue to increase their buying positions in the European currency. In total, 10,700 buy contracts and 1,600 sell contracts were opened. Thus, the net position increased by another 9,000 contracts. Recall that a few weeks ago, a group of "Non-commercial" traders, which is considered the most important of all, began to increase purchases of the European currency again. We have repeatedly said that we believe that the main reason for the growth of the euro and the fall of the dollar is the flooding of the American economy with dollars. But the COT reports show that the major players are also joining the trend. One way or another, the demand for the euro is growing, and the dollar supply is increasing. Thus, there is a wedge everywhere. Recall that around the fall of last year, COT reports showed the end of the upward trend. However, the bears did not have the strength and desire for a new downward trend. The first indicator eloquently shows that the red and green lines are moving away from each other again, which signifies the development of an upward trend. In simpler terms, professional players continue to increase longs, and commercial traders (hedgers) – increase shorts. Therefore, at this time, the COT reports again speak in favor of the fact that the European currency will continue its growth.

The current trading week was not the most interesting in macroeconomic and fundamental terms. Several interesting reports were published. However, it cannot be said that they had a strong impact on the pair's movement. I want to note that the GDP of the European Union in the first quarter decreased by 0.6%, inflation in April was 1.6% y/y, and Christine Lagarde said on Friday that the European Central Bank is still too early to think about curtailing the quantitative stimulus program, which brought the euro down. We also note that in the United States, macroeconomic statistics are much better and more promising. However, the Fed's rhetoric is about the same. This week, the minutes from the last Fed meeting were published, in which it was said that the QE program might begin to decrease or adjust if the US economy continues to recover at a high pace. The rhetoric is slightly different. However, the Fed has not made any specific hints on the terms or conditions of changing the quantitative easing program. On Friday, it also became known that all business activity indices in the European Union and the United States increased compared to their previous values.

Trading plan for the week of May 24–28:

1) On the 24-hour timeframe, the trend continues to be upward. Thus, long positions also remain relevant. We believe that the nearest targets are the two previous local highs of 1.2243 and 1.2349. The price is confidently moving towards them, without even trying to form a round of downward movement. We are still considering only the option of continuing the fall of the US currency, as several global factors already speak in favor of this.

2) The downward trend is still not relevant. The US currency has support only in macroeconomic factors and not the most important fundamental ones. Unfortunately, despite the high rate of recovery of the US economy (+6.4% in the first quarter; forecast +12.9% in the second quarter), this does not have any beneficial effect on the dollar. The United States continues to print trillions of dollars. COT reports show that major players are buying up the European currency again, probably fearing strong inflation in the United States, which has already risen to 4.2% y/y. Thus, the dollar does not have much to hope for yet.

Explanation of illustrations:

Price levels of support and resistance (resistance/support) – target levels when opening purchases or sales. You can place Take Profit levels near them.

Ichimoku indicators, Bollinger Bands, MACD.

Support and resistance areas – areas from which the price has repeatedly bounced before.

Indicator 1 on the COT charts – the net position size of each category of traders.

Indicator 2 on the COT charts – the net position size for the "Non-commercial" group.

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