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Jan 12, 2022, 8:58 AM GMT

The Dollar Recovers After Powell's Take on Inflation, EURUSD Peaks

The Dollar Recovers After Powell's Take on Inflation, EURUSD Peaks

The dollar was able to recover some of the losses it uncured in the wake of Jerome Powell's testimony before the U.S. Senate yesterday. Check out our last EURUSD analysis to get a better sense of where the greenback stands at present.

In his highly-anticipated testimony, FED Chair Jerome Powell was questioned by the U.S. Senate on a number of pressing matters, including inflation and climate change. This caused an upsurge in volatility on all pairs involving the greenback.

When asked whether the FED is ready to introduce "draconian" measures if necessary to tame rising inflation, Powell responded by stating that if all things go as expected, the FED will reduce its accommodative policy stance and asset purchases throughout the year. These comments, coming just hours before the release of the December CPI numbers, temporarily jolted the greenback.

EURUSD 2H Price Chart

As can be seen on the 2H chart above, the pair's price action continues to be consolidating in a tight range spanning between the major resistance level at 1.13850 and the major support at 1.12850. The range-trading environment in the short term is confirmed by the fact that the ADX indicator has been threading below the 25-point benchmark since the 30th of December.

Given that the Stochastic RSI indicator is currently threading in its overbought extreme, there is a high probability for another reversal from the upper limit of the consolidation range in the near future.

This is made even more evident by the fact that the latest upswing is taking the form of a 1-5 impulse wave pattern, as postulated by the Elliott Wave Theory. It appears that the pattern has already completed its third and final impulse leg, which would likely be followed by a corrective movement. Currently, this appears to be the case as the dollar recovers following Powell's take on inflation.

The Road Ahead Towards Policy Tightening

In the long term, this is likely to have a profound impact on the unprecedented bullish run of stocks. This does not necessarily mean that the rally would come to an end, though sudden massive spikes, the likes of which were seen last year, would become less probable.