EUR/USD Faces Hurdle, USD/JPY Remains At Risk

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EUR/USD started a fresh decline from well above 1.1650. USD/JPY is facing resistance near 114.00 and it might start a fresh decline in the near term.

Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and USD/JPY

· The Euro started a major decline below the 1.1650 and 1.1620 support levels.

· There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near 1.1590 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD.

· USD/JPY is facing a major resistance near the 114.00 and 114.20 levels.

· There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near 113.95 on the hourly chart.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis

This past week, the Euro started a major decline from the 1.1690 zone against the US Dollar. The EUR/USD pair traded below the 1.1650 support to move into a bearish zone.

The pair even broke the 1.1620 level and settled below the 50 hourly simple moving average. A low is formed near 1.1535 on FXOpen and the pair is now correcting losses. It recovered above the 1.1550 resistance level.

EUR/USD Hourly Chart

There was a break above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 1.1691 swing high to 1.1535 low. It is now facing resistance near the 1.1600 level.

The pair failed to clear the 1.1600 resistance and the 50 hourly SMA. There was also a failure near the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 1.1691 swing high to 1.1535 low. As a result, the pair started a fresh decline below 1.1580.

There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near 1.1590 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD. An immediate support is near the 1.1575.

The next major support is near 1.1550, below which the pair could drop towards the 1.1525 support in the near term. Any more losses may perhaps push the pair towards 1.1500. An immediate resistance is near the 1.1595 level.

The next major resistance is near the 1.1600 level. A clear break above the 1.1600 zone could open the doors for a larger increase. In the stated case, the pair could rise steadily towards the 1.1650 level in the near term.

USD/JPY Technical Analysis

The US Dollar started a fresh decline from the 114.50 zone against the Japanese Yen. The USD/JPY pair broke the 114.20 and 114.00 support levels to move into a short-term bearish zone.

There was a clear break below the 113.80 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near 113.95 on the hourly chart. The pair traded as low as 113.45 and it is now correcting losses.

USD/JPY Hourly Chart

There was a recovery wave above the 113.80 resistance level. The pair surpassed the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 114.43 swing high to 113.46 low. On the upside, an initial resistance is near the 113.95 level. The next major resistance is near the 114.00 level.

The 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 114.43 swing high to 113.46 low is also near the 114.00 level. A close above the 114.00 level could lift the pair towards 114.50 in the coming sessions.

On the downside, an initial support is near the 113.65 level. The next major support is near the 113.50 level. Any more downsides might lead the pair towards the 113.00 support zone.

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