EUR/USD Aims Higher While USD/JPY Faces Hurdles

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EUR/USD found support near 1.1665 and started an upside correction. USD/JPY is facing a major resistance near 109.85, followed by 110.00.

Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and USD/JPY

· The Euro started an upside correction above 1.1700 and 1.1720.

· There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near 1.1735 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD.

· USD/JPY started a fresh increase, but it is struggling to clear the 110.00 resistance.

· There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near 109.60 on the hourly chart.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis

This past week, the Euro saw a major decline below 1.1800 against the US Dollar. The EUR/USD pair broke the 1.1750 support zone to move into a bearish zone.

The pair settled below the 1.1750 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. It even broke the 1.1700 support level and traded as low as 1.1663 on FXOpen. It is now correcting higher above the 1.1700 resistance level.

EURUSD Chart

There was a break above the 50% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the 1.1804 swing high to 1.1663 low. There was also a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance near 1.1735 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD.

The pair is now consolidating above 1.1730 and the 50 hourly simple moving average. An immediate resistance is near the 1.1760 level. The first key resistance is near the 1.1770 level. It is near the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the key decline from the 1.1804 swing high to 1.1663 low.

The main resistance is near the 1.1800 level. A close above 1.1800 could open the doors for a steady increase towards 1.1850. If there is no break above 1.1760, the pair might continue to move down below 1.1720.

An intermediate support is near the 1.1700 level. The next major support is near the 1.1665 level, below which the pair could drop towards the 1.1600 support in the near term.

USD/JPY Technical Analysis

The US Dollar started a fresh increase above the 109.80 resistance against the Japanese Yen. The USD/JPY pair broke the 110.00 zone, but there was no upside continuation.

The last swing high was formed near 110.14 before the pair corrected lower. There was a drop below the 109.80 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. A low is formed near 109.41 and the pair is now rising.

USDJPY Chart

It surpassed the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 110.14 high to 109.41 low. On the upside, an initial resistance is near the 109.85 level.

The next major resistance is near the 110.00 level or the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 110.14 high to 109.41 low, above which the pair is likely to rise steadily in the coming sessions.

An initial support on the downside is near the 109.75 level. There is also a major bullish trend line forming with support near 109.60 on the hourly chart.

If there is a downside break below the trend line, the pair could decline towards the 109.40. Any more losses could open the doors for a move towards the 109.00 support zone. The next key support could be 108.80.

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