EUR/USD Makes U-Turn, USD/JPY Could Continue Higher

EUR/USD topped near the 1.1575 level and later corrected lower sharply. USD/JPY is currently consolidating and it could soon make the next move above 108.75.

Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and USD/JPY

  • The Euro declined recently and broke the 1.1460 and 1.1420 support levels.
  • There is a major bearish trend line formed with resistance at 1.1445 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD.
  • USD/JPY is gaining strength above the 108.00 and 108.20 support levels.
  • There is a key contracting triangle formed with resistance at 108.65 on the hourly chart.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis

The Euro traded above the 1.1500 resistance this past week against the US Dollar. The EUR/USD pair traded towards the 1.1580 level and later started a sharp downward move.

The pair traded below the 1.1500, 1.1460 and 1.1420 support levels to move into a bearish zone. There was even a close below the 1.1420 support level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. A low was formed at 1.1382 on FXOpen and the pair is currently correcting higher.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis Euro Chart

It traded above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 1.1489 high to 1.1382 low. However, there are many hurdles for buyers on the upside near the 1.1420, 1.1430 and 1.1440 levels.

There is also a major bearish trend line formed with resistance at 1.1445 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD. The trend line coincides with the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the 1.1489 high to 1.1382 low.

Therefore, if there is an upside correction, the pair is likely to struggle near the 1.1420, 1.1430 and 1.1440 resistance levels. On the downside, an initial support is at 1.1380, below which the pair may test the 1.1350 support level.

On the flip side, if there is a close above the trend line and the 50 hourly SMA, EUR/USD could move back in a positive zone towards 1.1500.

USD/JPY Technical Analysis

The US Dollar declined below the 108.50 level recently before buyers appeared near 107.80 against the Japanese Yen. The USD/JPY pair started a fresh upward move and traded above the 108.00 and 108.20 resistance levels.

The pair traded as high as 108.74 recently and later started trading in a range. It declined below the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the 107.94 low to 108.76 high.

USD/JPY Technical Analysis Dollar Yen Chart

However, the 108.40 level acted as a solid support along with the 50 hourly simple moving average. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the 107.94 low to 108.76 high also acted as a support.

At the moment, the pair is trading in a range above 108.40 and it is likely preparing for the next move. There is also a key contracting triangle formed with resistance at 108.65 on the hourly chart.

If there is an upside break above the 108.65 and 108.70 levels, the pair may climb towards the 109.00 and 109.40 levels. On the other hand, a downside break below 108.40 and 108.20 could start a fresh decline to 108.00 and 107.80.

Overall, the pair remains primed for more gains as long as it is trading above the 108.20 support area in the near term.

Aayush Jindal

Aayush has spent over a DECADE as a financial markets contributor and observer. He specializes in market strategies and technical analysis, comes with an IT background. He possesses strong technical analytical skills and is well known for his entertaining and informative analysis of the currency, commodities, Bitcoin and Ethereum markets. He is a software engineer by profession, loves blogging and observing financial markets.

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