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Weekly Forex Market Forecasts for December 19th – December 23rd

The following table lists the key economic data and other events that are due out during the week of December 19th – December 23rd, with release times displayed for the GMT time zone.

The list also includes the current market consensus forecast for each event and indicates what sort of deviation might affect the forex market valuation of the indicated currency positively.

Technical Forecast and Levels to Watch for the Majors This Week

Sunday, December 18th

11:58pm NZD ANZ Business Confidence (21.7 expected, > good for currency)

Monday, December 19th

12:30am AUD Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (hawkish = good for currency)

9:00am EUR German Ifo Business Climate (110.7 expected, > good for currency)

Tuesday, December 20th

12:30am AUD Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes (hawkish = good for currency)

Tentative JPY BOJ Policy Rate (-0.10% expected, > good for currency)

Tentative JPY Monetary Policy Statement (hawkish = good for currency)

Tentative JPY BOJ Press Conference (hawkish = good for currency)

1:30pm CAD Wholesale Sales (0.3% expected, > good for currency)

Tentative NZD GDT Price Index (last 3.5%, > good for currency)

9:45pm NZD Trade Balance (-500M expected, > good for currency)

Wednesday, December 21st

9:30am GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing (11.5B expected, < good for currency)

3:00pm USD Existing Home Sales (5.52M expected, > good for currency)

3:30pm USD Crude Oil Inventories (last -2.6M, > good for currency)

9:45pm NZD GDP (0.8% expected, > good for currency)

9:45pm NZD Current Account (-4.89B expected, > good for currency)

Thursday, December 22nd

1:30pm CAD Core CPI (last 0.2%, > good for currency)

1:30pm CAD Core Retail Sales (0.7% expected, > good for currency)

1:30pm CAD CPI (-0.1% expected, > good for currency)

1:30pm CAD Retail Sales (0.2% expected, > good for currency)

1:30pm USD Core Durable Goods Orders (0.2% expected, > good for currency)

1:30pm USD Final GDP (3.3% expected, > good for currency)

1:30pm USD Weekly Initial Jobless Claims (255K expected, < good for currency)

1:30pm USD Durable Goods Orders (last 4.6%, > good for currency)

3:00pm USD Core PCE Price Index (0.1% expected, > good for currency)

3:00pm USD Personal Spending (0.4% expected, > good for currency)

Friday, December 23rd

All Day JPY Bank Holiday

8:00am CHF KOF Economic Barometer (103.1 expected, > good for currency)

9:30am GBP Current Account (-28.3B expected, > good for currency)

9:30am GBP Final GDP (0.5% expected, > good for currency)

1:30pm CAD GDP (0.1% expected, > good for currency)

3:00pm USD New Home Sales (575K expected, > good for currency)

3:00pm USD Revised University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment (98.2 expected, > good for currency)

Technical Forecast and Levels to Watch for the Majors This Week

EURUSD: Lower

Resistance:

Initial: 1.0461, 1.0499, 1.0504, 1.0517/24, 1.0551, 1.0565/68, 1.0591/95, 1.0616, 1.0657, 1.0669, 1.0684/89, 1.0707/08, 1.0736, 1.0762/90, 1.0804/09, 1.0818/33, 1.0847/58, 1.0866, 1.0872/73, 1.0882/86, 1.0896, 1.0911/17, 1.0951/70, 1.0983/86, 1.0991/98, 1.1001/10, 1.1015/28, 1.1038/60, 1.1066/72, 1.1083, 1.1091/97, 1.1103/04, 1.1111/59, 1.1164/81, 1.1186/1.1204, 1.1211/21, 1.1233/36, 1.1244/83, 1.1294/1.1303, 1.1317/18, 1.1322/48, 1.1354/66, 1.1373/97, 1.1415/64, 1.1483, 1.1494/98, 1.1533, 1.1615, 1.1642, 1.1713, 1.1753, 1.1866/77, 1.1900/01, 1.1938, 1.1975, 1.2041, 1.2133, 1.2143, 1.2162/64, 1.2219, 1.2241/55, 1.2270/72, 1.2323/33, 1.2357/62, 1.2381/94, 1.2407/39, 1.2455, 1.2494/96, 1.2500/01, 1.2514/19, 1.2531, 1.2545, 1.2569/70, 1.2588/89, 1.2605, 1.2613, 1.2623/25, 1.2661/63, 1.2676, 1.2692/98, 1.2715, 1.2744/54, 1.2791/1.2805, 1.2815/21, 1.2834/79, 1.2900/04, 1.2919/21 and 1.2978/98.

Above: 1.3000/03, 1.3047, 1.3059/66, 1.3077, 1.3093/1.3109, 1.3126/30, 1.3152/65, 1.3172/77, 1.3187/1.3206, 1.3220/42, 1.3294/99, 1.3305/08, 1.3318/24, 1.3332/35, 1.3344/53, 1.3366, 1.3376/89, 1.3398/1.3416, 1.3432/44, 1.3451, 1.3473/82, 1.3489/1.3524, 1.3538, 1.3546/88, 1.3597, 1.3602/15, 1.3621/31, 1.3639/50, 1.3663/76, 1.3682/86, 1.3685/1.3710, 1.3714/16, 1.3731/39, 1.3748, 1.3758/74, 1.3784/98, 1.3807, 1.3810/20, 1.3824, 1.3832/36, 1.3845/54, 1.3864, 1.3875/78, 1.3888/92, 1.3905/14, 1.3937, 1.3947, 1.3966/69, 1.3993/1.4000, 1.4246, 1.4500/17, 1.4695 and 1.4939.

Support:                                 

Initial: 1.0365, 1.0206 and 1.0104.

Below: 0.9607/21, 0.9599, 0.9451, 0.9338, 0.8840, 0.8822/28, 0.8594 and 0.8562.

USDJPY: Higher

Resistance:

Initial: 117.65/76, 117.93/99, 118.04/05, 118.23/45, 118.62/67, 118.85/97, 119.01/06, 119.21/28, 119.37/46, 119.61/65, 119.80 and 119.95.

Above: 120.00/10, 120.17/27, 120.34/47, 120.56, 120.62/65, 120.73/82, 121.02, 121.19/23, 121.27/38, 121.48/49, 121.62/68, 121.80/84, 121.96, 122.01, 122.22/30, 122.44, 122.60/68, 122.87, 123.12, 123.25, 123.42/49, 123.71/78, 123.95, 124.05, 124.11/14, 124.22, 124.35/38, 124.43/46, 125.06, 125.27, 125.40, 125.67/75, 126.17, 126.41, 126.90 and 135.19.

Support:

Initial: 117.52, 117.43, 117.23, 116.82/117.02, 116.50, 116.28, 116.10/14, 115.92, 115.85, 115.56/58, 114.76/87, 114.55/65, 114.12, 113.98, 113.89, 113.79, 113.38, 113.12, 112.98, 112.30, 112.15, 112.01, 111.78/88, 111.60/66, 111.35/44, 110.97/111.03, 110.66, 110.58, 110.39/47, 110.26, 110.08, 109.89/90, 109.72, 109.53/54, 109.41/45, 109.10, 108.98, 108.71, 108.54, 108.42/46, 108.22/24, 108.00, 107.83/89, 107.62/66, 107.48, 107.38/39, 107.18, 107.05, 106.94, 106.72/82, 106.54, 106.31/36, 106.15/25, 105.70, 105.52/59, 105.41/43, 105.30/33, 105.18, 105.05, 104.83/91, 104.63/68, 104.47, 104.31/36, 104.07/26, 103.91/98, 103.82, 103.73/75, 103.54/58, 103.37/43, 103.30, 103.16, 102.92/103.08, 102.49/85, 102.33/40, 102.24/26, 102.13/14, 101.90/102.04, 101.60/83, 101.50/56, 101.41/45, 101.30/32, 101.08/27, 100.82/92, 100.75, 100.60/67, 100.38/48, 100.19/22, 99.93/100.09, 99.64/66, 99.53, 99.40, 99.25, 99.13/14, 98.84/99.00, 98.63/72, 98.48/53, 98.28, 98.20, 98.08, 97.75/83, 97.49/63, 96.90/97.05, 96.81, 96.65/70, 96.55/56 and 96.05.

Below: 95.79/80, 95.44, 94.90/95.07, 94.87, 94.55, 94.19, 94.05, 93.76, 93.78 93.68, 93.50, 93.17, 92.77/95, 92.14/30, 91.19, 90.85, 90.20/32, 89.40/66, 88.05, 87.95/99 and 87.79.

GBPUSD: Lower

Resistance:

Initial: 1.2511, 1.2530, 1.25548/6, 1.2673, 1.2727/36, 1.2774, 1.2794, 1.2849, 1.2863/79, 1.2902, 1.2914, 1.2944/45, 1.2955, 1.2991/96, 1.3020, 1.3033, 1.3056/63, 1.3078/79, 1.3093, 1.3104, 1.3119/20, 1.3137, 1.3204, 1.3227, 1.3238, 1.3272/89, 1.3300, 1.3314, 1.3339/46, 1.3352, 1.3371, 1.3415, 1.3444, 1.3477/80, 1.3501, 1.3532, 1.3561, 1.3653, 1.3683, 1.3835/40, 1.3853, 1.3877, 1.4000/11, 1.4041, 1.4052/56, 1.4079, 1.4089, 1.4108, 1.4130, 1.4148, 1.4170/79, 1.4232/34, 1.4247/51, 1.4298, 1.4321/25, 1.4331, 1.4345/51, 1.4361, 1.4374, 1.4385, 1.4396, 1.4406/18, 1.4432/44, 1.4451/72, 1.4513, 1.4529/34, 1.4546, 1.4581, 1.4603, 1.4615, 1.4634/37, 1.4659/69, 1.4692/98, 1.4725/38, 1.4768, 1.4785, 1.4812, 1.4830, 1.4856, 1.4868, 1.4872, 1.4884, 1.4913, 1.4927, 1.4943/50, 1.4966/67, 1.4985/88, 1.5007, 1.5013/17, 1.5026/33, 1.5053/56, 1.5072/77, 1.5081, 1.5092, 1.5101/06, 1.5123, 1.5130/36, 1.5152/64, 1.5173/80, 1.5185/87, 1.5195/99, 1.5208/23, 1.5236/41, 1.5260/68, 1.5276, 1.5293, 1.5304/05, 1.5313/51, 1.5382/84, 1.5392, 1.5403/40, 1.5457/58, 1.5467, 1.5476/85, 1.5496/99, 1.5505/08, 1.5514/20, 1.5529/33, 1.5538/51, 1.5561/68, 1.5584/96, 1.5601/19, 1.5624/27, 1.5646, 1.5656/58, 1.5669/74, 1.5683/92, 1.5714/17, 1.5725, 1.5750, 1.5763, 1.5775/89, 1.5803/07, 1.5817, 1.5825, 1.5844, 1.5853, 1.5874/77, 1.5886/93, 1.5900/27, 1.5948/61, 1.5975/94, 1.6001/08, 1.6051/66, 1.6071/83, 1.6096/98, 1.6109/21, 1.6130/36, 1.6155, 1.6161, 1.6177/83, 1.6195/98, 1.6204/16, 1.6222/26, 1.6237/46, 1.6251/62, 1.6280/90, 1.6298/1.6309, 1.6336, 1.6348, 1.6357, 1.6376, 1.6380/83, 1.6394, 1.6400, 1.6415/18, 1.6441/44, 1.6458/65, 1.6484, and 1.6496.

Above: 1.6516, 1.6524, 1.6534, 1.6548, 1.6576/86, 1.6592, 1.6611/17, 1.6624, 1.6640/56, 1.6665/67, 1.6683, 1.6692/98, 1.6716/24, 1.6730/37, 1.6745, 1.6755, 1.6765/68, 1.6777, 1.6785, 1.6800/02, 1.6812, 1.6819/22, 1.6831/44, 1.6874/87, 1.6902/09, 1.6919/20, 1.6951, 1.6960, 1.6995, 1.7000, 1.7010, 1.7035, 1.7042/51, 1.7058/62, 1.7084, 1.7094/99, 1.7107, 1.7130, 1.7167, 1.7176/78, 1.7190 and 1.7440.

Support:

Initial: 1.2476, 1.2385, 1.2375, 1.2351, 1.2332, 1.2317/24, 1.2301, 1.2271, 1.2260, 1.2226, 1.2170, 1.2131/35, 1.2113, 1.2081/88, 1.1991, 1.1954 and 1.1844.

Below: 1.0520.

AUDUSD: Lower

Resistance:

Initial: 0.7295/0.7303, 0.7310/26, 0.7337/43, 0.7362/79, 0.7393, 0.7405/07, 0.7413/30, 0.7440/46, 0.7452, 0.7468/76, 0.7486/92, 0.7497/0.7509, 0.7520/25, 0.7532, 0.7544/59, 0.7565/72, 0.7580/98, 0.7607/09, 0.7614/18, 0.7625/36, 0.7642/48, 0.7653/57, 0.7663/81, 0.7688/96, 0.7700/10, 0.7718/25, 0.7731/40, 0.7748/64, 0.7772/84, 0.7791/92, 0.7817, 0.7825, 0.7834/88, 0.7912, 0.7919, 0.7950, 0.7988, 0.8008, 0.8020, 0.8024/34, 0.8051, 0.8066/87, 0.8106, 0.8121, 0.8138, 0.8156, 0.8172, 0.8203/14, 0.8223, 0.8233, 0.8294, 0.8307, 0.8375, 0.8416, 0.8473/84, 0.8512, 0.8541, 0.8578, 0.8590, 0.8641, 0.8651/62, 0.8693, 0.8702, 0.8729, 0.8747/54, 0.8760/73, 0.8784, 0.8812, 0.8819/25, 0.8842/52, 0.8857/61, 0.8869, 0.8887/97, 0.8906/12, 0.8918/20, 0.8923/36, 0.8951/57, 0.8967/69, 0.8981/87, 0.8994/0.9010, 0.9035, 0.9041, 0.9042/48, 0.9054/57, 0.9061/66, 0.9072/79, 0.9102, 0.9110/19, 0.9127/37, 0.9147, 0.9162/67, 0.9179/89, 0.9200/08, 0.9214/26, 0.9232/74, 0.9286/94, 0.9304, 0.9311, 0.9328/34, 0.9343/53, 0.9359, 0.9386/0.9410, 0.9420/24, 0.9428/33, 0.9440/47, 0.9455/57, 0.9469 and 0.9483/86.

Above: 0.9500, 0.9524/27, 0.9536/42, 0.9571, 0.9585, 0.9592, 0.9620, 0.9640, 0.9664, 0.9676, 0.9689/96, 0.9710, 0.9732, 0.9757, 0.9791/94, 0.9841/96, 0.9900, 0.9925/83, 1.0000/18, 1.0052, 1.0099/1.0100, 1.0114/17, 1.0148/51, 1.0165/77 and 1.0181/82.

Support:

Initial: 0.7279/84, 0.7265/71, 0.7241/58, 0.7234, 0.7221/23, 0.7214/15, 0.7203/07, 0.7197, 0.7181/85, 0.7175, 0.7152/61, 0.7140/48, 0.7108, 0.7098, 0.7083, 0.7062/69, 0.7047, 0.7030/34, 0.7021/24, 0.7001/02, 0.6945, 0.6936/37, 0.6918, 0.6907, 0.6852, 0.6826, 0.6773, 0.6753, 0.6697, 0.6670 and 0.6555.

Below: 0.6339/41, 0.6317, 0.5804, 0.5795, 0.5730, 0.5645, 0.5490, 0.5399, 0.5228, 0.4815 and 0.4773.

USDCAD: Higher

Resistance:

Initial: 1.3352/56, 1.3367/77, 1.3385/99, 1.3404, 1.3415/16, 1.3432/34, 1.3456/64, 1.3504, 1.3524, 1.3534/36, 1.3563, 1.3586/88, 1.3606, 1.3638, 1.3652/61, 1.3672, 1.3687, 1.3756, 1.3780, 1.3813/14, 1.3845, 1.3858, 1.3872, 1.3910, 1.3939/46 and 1.3992/1.4015.

Above: 1.4035, 1.4101, 1.4113, 1.4195, 1.4277, 1.4324, 1.4430, 1.4605/24, 1.4689/93, 1.4894, 1.5024, 1.5065, 1.5150, 1.5182, 1.5322, 1.5632, 1.5830, 1.5855, 1.6054 and 1.6196.

Support:

Initial: 1.3323/25, 1.3305/16, 1.3295, 1.3270/83, 1.3260/64, 1.3241/53, 1.3233/35, 1.3212/17, 1.3194/99, 1.3180/90, 1.3174, 1.3161/66, 1.3143/47, 1.3129/39, 1.3115/19, 1.3101, 1.3097/99, 1.3084/89, 1.3079/80, 1.3062/69, 1.3047/54, 1.3037/39, 1.3021/28, 1.2994/1.3014, 1.2981/89, 1.2964/75, 1.2950/57, 1.2935, 1.2922, 1.2900/14, 1.2884, 1.2875, 1.2860/64, 1.2856, 1.2830/36, 1.2821/22, 1.2797/98, 1.2770/78, 1.2757/62, 1.2742, 1.2716, 1.2693/96, 1.2677, 1.2654/62, 1.2631, 1.2625, 1.2615, 1.2613, 1.2609, 1.2585/92, 1.2563, 1.2537, 1.2497, 1.2471, 1.2456/61, 1.2448/58, 1.2436, 1.2421, 1.2406, 1.2386, 1.2378, 1.2361/66, 1.2351, 1.2333, 1.2287, 1.2244, 1.2126, 1.2091, 1.2045, 1.2030, 1.2016, 1.1976, 1.1933, 1.1886, 1.1872/75, 1.1841, 1.1802, 1.1794/96, 1.1723/29, 1.1670/72, 1.1666, 1.1547/90, 1.1475, 1.1457/65, 1.1443/47, 1.1391/92, 1.1384, 1.1331/39, 1.1310/12, 1.1289/95, 1.1263/77, 1.1254, 1.1221/29, 1.1190/94, 1.1168/73, 1.1158, 1.1152, 1.1141, 1.1116/32, 1.1102/09, 1.1097/99, 1.1081/89, 1.1069/70, 1.1030/53, 1.0982/1.1001, 1.0962/66, 1.0954/59, 1.0941/45, 1.0934, 1.0925/28, 1.0915, 1.0903/09, 1.0894, 1.0873/86, 0852/59, 1.0849, 1.0839/40, 1.0820/27, 1.0813, 1.0793/96, 1.0742/85, 1.0736, 1.0726, 1.0717, 1.0702/09, 1.0693, 1.0668/79, 1.0646/60, 1.0619/29, 1.0608,1.0580/87, 1.0567/71, 1.0558/59, 1.0546, 1.0519/22 and 1.0506.

Below: 1.0496/1.0502, 1.0471/87, 1.0459, 1.0441/44, 1.0414/18, 1.0401/04, 1.0390/92, 1.0379, 1.0355/68, 1.0333, 1.0324, 1.0309/12, 1.0283/1.0305, 1.0270/76, 1.0262, 1.0244/55, 1.0233/35, 1.0199/1.0226, 1.0172/82, 1.0165, 1.0151/56, 1.0148, 1.0128/42, 1.0103/05, 1.0081/99, 1.0050/56, 1.0029/34, 1.0018, 1.0012, 0.9993/98, 0.9984, 0.9969, 0.9945/60, 0.9931, 0.9922, 0.9902/07, 0.9899, 0.9858, 0.9814/26, 0.9724/99, 0.9686, 0.9645, 0.9631, 0.9525, 0.9445 and 0.9405.

NZDUSD: Lower

Resistance:

Initial: 0.6978/84, 0.6996, 0.7014, 0.7034/59, 0.7065/69, 0.7076/79, 0.7085/91, 0.7102/12, 0.7138/47, 0.7162/69, 0.7174/83, 0.7195/0.7222, 0.7227/38, 0.7251/54, 0.7265, 0.7273/76, 0.7296, 0.7304/05, 0.7310/15, 0.7319/22, 0.7328/42, 0.7357/62, 0.7367/68, 0.7378, 0.7394, 0.7402/04, 0.7419/20, 0.7433, 0.7440/47, 0.7455/59, 0.7467, 0.7483/0.7500, 0.7528/55, 0.7585/95, 0.7609, 0.7605/59, 0.7679/97, 0.7705/35, 0.7751/58, 0.7760/64, 0.7763, 0.7779/83, 0.7791/95, 0.7804/08, 0.7819/29, 0.7838/48, 0.7856/57, 0.7863/78, 0.7888, 0.7903/06, 0.7925/37, 0.7967, 0.7989/0.8013, 0.8030, 0.8040, 0.8049/60, 0.8075/82, 0.8100/09, 0.8114/37, 0.8147/53, 0.8160/76, 0.8186, 0.8195/97, 0.8204/14, 0.8221/41, 0.8250/55, 0.8263, 0.8268/71, 0.8280, 0.8285/87, 0.8291/95, 0.8302/16, 0.8322/66, 0.8376, 0.8389, 0.8406, 0.8413, 0.8421/61, 0.8472/79, 0.8487/89 and 0.8499.

Above: 0.8504/18, 0.8523/37, 0.8542/53, 0.8560/61, 0.8571/78, 0.8584/90, 0.8602/05, 0.8633/41, 0.8647/53, 0.8660/67, 0.8671/74, 0.8693/0.8700, 0.8712/18, 0.8734, 0.8744, 0.8764/77, 0.8789, 0.8792, 0.8821, 0.8834 and 0.8840.

Support:

Initial: 0.6949/70, 0.6923/30, 0.6890/95, 0.6881, 0.6872/76, 0.6857/63, 0.6828/45, 0.6804/21, 0.6790, 0.6784, 0.6771/73, 0.6750/60, 0.6734/38, 0.6720/24, 0.6706/13, 0.6693/96, 0.6666/85, 0.6639/41, 0.6616/20, 0.6584/0.6609, 0.6585, 0.6571/73, 0.6556/63, 0.6538/43, 0.6529, 0.6519 and 0.6504/07.

Below: 0.6491/97, 0.6466, 0.6447/55, 0.6435, 0.6423/27, 0.6415, 0.6400/07, 0.6396, 0.6379/88, 0.6345, 0.6287, 0.6269, 0.6254, 0.6248, 0.6242, 0.6234, 0.6022, 0.5991, 0.5926, 0.5914, 0.5682, 0.5673, 0.5608, 0.5637/41, 0.5480 and 0.5324.

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