EUR/USD Fundamental Analysis: February 6, 2019 The euro major pair had a steep drop during yesterday’s trading as the US dollar took the lead in the broad market for the fourth straight days. And yet, the pair was able to move downward with the recent price rally of the pair boosted by the weakened dollar in the market instead of the euro’s strengthening. This occurs in the background of bearish tone due to dovish Fed statements and mixed macro data in the US market. At the same time, the euro is struggling as investors stand heedful with concerns on the economic sluggish growth due to below expectations macroeconomic data in the eurozone. The successful breakout of the dollar was driven by good risk appetite in the broad market, as well as the not so good macro data results. The macro data also restricted movement in the early American hours while there is an insufficient drive for the euro to maintain its growth with the recent highs. Added to the strengthening of the dollar, it supported a steady downward movement and exceeded multiple significant support levels during the Asian trading session. Continuing on, the pair dropped below 1.14 in the background of the thin market during the holidays and less volatility and trading volume that hindered the market for a breakthrough in the support area. For today, investors are waiting for the release of macroeconomic data and resulted to a bearish breakout. On the European calendar, the pair remains subdued for the day except for the release of the German manufacturing orders. On the other end, there is the release of building permits, core retail sales, core durable goods orders, and Preliminary GDP data qoq in the US. A positive outcome of these US macro data induces the pair to overcome the critical support level of 1.1390 that opens further decline of the pair towards the middle of 1.12. Yet, this would support the euro to gain higher than 1.14 given the negative US data but this may not be easy with the greenback growing steadfastly in the broad market for the fifth straight day.