Switzerland June retail sales came in at +0.7% topping expectations of -1.7% y/y and pushes USDCHF close to daily low at 0.9784. Switzerland SECO Consumer Climate (3m) came in at -8 above forecasts of -10) in 3Q. Turbulence in the financial markets turn investors to safe heaven assets such as Franc, Yen and gold.
The pair rejected last Thursday at 0.9978 and moved sharply lower making fresh 5 week lows as traders move to safe heaven assets amid US – China trade war escalation. The pair bias is negative and the immediate support stands at 0.9737 the low from 28 June, while extra bids might emerge at 0.9693 the low from June 25th. On the upside resistance for the pair stands 0.9890 the 50 day moving average, and next barrier is at 0.9977 the day moving average. Short positions look safe as long as the pair trades below the 200 day moving average.Don’t miss a beat! Follow us on Twitter.