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Technical Analysis – EUR/USD returns above 1.13

EUR/USD 18Feb19 | EconAlerts

EUR/USD returns above 1.13 but negative risks still alive.

EUR/USD registered a three-month low at 1.1233 on Friday before closing negative for the second consecutive week. On Monday the pair managed to rise back above the 1.1300 level, with momentum indicators shaping a bearish-to-neutral picture for the short term; the RSI is recovering towards its 50 neutral level, the MACD seems to be showing easing negative momentum, while the red Tenkan-Sen line continues to lose ground below the blue Kijun-sen line.

Support around 1.1265 should be in focus if bearish action resumes, while more importantly, a significant beat of the 1.1214 level would activate the long-term downtrend started from 1.2554 (January 2018), turning the medium-term outlook from neutral to negative. In such a case, the price could fall deeper to meet support around 1.1140, a frequently tested area during 2016-2017. If the sell-off continues then the next stop could be somewhere near 1.1050.

Alternatively, an extension higher could find immediate resistance from the 23.6% Fibonacci of 1.1356 of the down leg from 1.1814 to 1.1214. Should buyers drive the price above 1.14, the rally could pause near the 38.2% Fibonacci of 1.1444 before a crucial battle around the 200-day moving average which currently stands 1.1528 and slightly above the 50% Fibonacci. Further up and above the 1.1569 top, the market could experience fresh buying pressure.

Summing up, the short-term bias looks bearish-to-neutral, while the medium-term outlook holds neutral as long as the price trades below 1.1569.


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Source: XM

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