EUR/AUD Likely Turn Bearish if German ZEW Economic Sentiment Capitulates

Asif Imtiaz
July 5, 2021

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EUR/AUD Forecast – 5th July 2021

Australia – Cash Rate

On Tuesday, at GMT 4:30 a.m., the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will release the official cash rate. It is the interest rate that major Australian banks and financial institutions pay to borrow funds held at the RBA.

Short-term interest rates are the primary factor in the valuation of the Australian Dollar against other major currencies. So, top Forex brokers in Australia pay close attention to any changes in the official cash rate.

The RBA left the cash rate at 0.10% in their last meeting. The forecast for this month is that the RBA will leave it unchanged at 0.10%.

Eurozone – German ZEW Economic Sentiment

On Tuesday, at GMT 9:00 a.m., the Zentrum fur Europaische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) will release its German economic sentiment index. It measures the level of a diffusion index based on surveying 275 German institutional investors and market analysts.

Since the professional investment community, investors, and analysts have the latest data; their reflection about the economy tends to be the most accurate. Therefore, CFD traders consider the ZEW’s German economic sentiment index to be a leading indicator of the entire Eurozone economy. This is because the German economy is one of the most important driving forces behind the Euro currency.

Last month, the ZEW German economic sentiment came out at 79.8. This month, analysts are expecting it to come down to 75.0.

EUR/AUD Forecast

EUR/AUD daily chart - 5th July 2021

Since the end of February, the EUR/AUD remained bullish. Over the last few months, it climbed up by around 615 pips and found resistance near the 200 periods moving average. Yesterday, it once again tested the resistance near 1.5870 but fell sharply. Currently, it is trading just below the resistance around 1.5825 about to test the support near 1.5685.

The Australian overnight cash rate will likely remain at 0.10%. However, the German ZEW Economic Sentiment for the Eurozone will likely come down to 75.0. We believe it would set a bearish fundamental outlook for the EUR/AUD this week. Therefore, if the EUR/AUD closes below the support near 1.5685, it would likely attract additional bearish momentum in the market.

Hence, CFD traders should look out for trading opportunities below this major support level near 1.5685.

Author Asif Imtiaz

Market Analyst / Trading Consultant . Asif worked as a prop trader for almost a decade, and later he managed trading operations for one of the largest foreign exchange strategy developers in Europe. Currently, he works as a trading consultant to several brokers and writes about various tech and financial topics. You can reach him at