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Forex: EUR/USD dropping further after surprising US ADP

The EUR/USD is entering new daily lows as the NY session opens and US factory orders are still to come. The pair is pressing down again, below 1.3019 (low printed on the release of US ADP employment data).

US ADP employment has surprised investors by adding 198K jobs in February, instead of 170K, and revising January's figure from from 192K to 215K. US factory orders are expected to drop -2.2% in January, more than erasing the previous 1.8% gains.

“With the ECB tomorrow though we are likely to see more consolidation today”, wrote TD Securities analysts Shaun Osborne and Greg Moore. “For EUR/USD, key intraday resistance comes in near 1.3075, and we continue to favor an extension lower toward the upper 1.28/low 1.29 area in the next couple weeks”, they added.

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