EUR/USD Gains Traction, USD/JPY Is Extending Losses

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EUR/USD started a decent increase after forming a base above the 1.1850 level. USD/JPY is declining and it broke the 109.00 support zone.

Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and USD/JPY

  • The Euro is showing positive signs above the 1.1880 and 1.1900 levels.
  • There was a break above a key declining channel with resistance near 1.1915 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD.
  • USD/JPY started a fresh decline below the 109.20 and 109.00 support levels.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near 109.50 on the hourly chart.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis

After a decent upward move, the Euro settled above the 1.1850 resistance zone against the US Dollar. Recently, the EUR/USD pair formed a support base above 1.1850 and started a fresh increase.

It broke a few important hurdles near the 1.1880 and 1.1900 levels. There was also a break above a key declining channel with resistance near 1.1915 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD. The pair gained pace above the 1.1940 level and settled above the 50 hourly simple moving average.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis Euro Dollar

A high is formed near 1.1960 on FXOpen and the pair is now consolidating gains. An initial support on the downside is near the 1.1940 level.

The 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the 1.1877 low to 1.1960 high is also near the 1.1940 level. The next major support on the downside is near the 1.1920 level (the recent breakout zone).

The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent wave from the 1.1877 low to 1.1960 high is also near the 1.1920 level. Any more losses might call for a test of the 1.1850 level. On the upside, the first major resistance is now forming near the 1.1960 levels.

A successful break above the 1.1960 resistance could open the doors for a push towards the 1.2000 resistance zone in the coming sessions.

USD/JPY Technical Analysis

The US Dollar failed to stay above the 109.80 level against the Japanese Yen. As a result, the USD/JPY pair started a fresh decline below the 109.50 support zone.

There was also a break below the 109.20 support level. The pair even broke the 109.00 support level and settled below the 50 hourly simple moving average. A low is formed near 108.75 and the pair is now correcting higher.

USD/JPY Technical Analysis US Dollar Yen

An initial resistance on the upside is near the 109.00 level. It is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 109.75 high to 108.75 low.

There is also a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near 109.50 on the hourly chart. An intermediate resistance is near the 109.25 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. The 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 109.75 high to 108.75 low is also near 109.25.

If the pair breaks the 109.00 and 109.25 resistance levels, it could even clear the trend line to continue higher. In the stated case, the USD/JPY pair might rise steadily towards the 109.75 level. Conversely, it might start a fresh decline below 108.75.

The next major support is near the 108.50 level. Any more losses might call for a move towards the 108.00 support zone in the near term.

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