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Technical Update - Dollar Index, EURUSD, USDJPY & GBPUSD. Key support and resistance levels being tested Technical Update - Dollar Index, EURUSD, USDJPY & GBPUSD. Key support and resistance levels being tested Technical Update - Dollar Index, EURUSD, USDJPY & GBPUSD. Key support and resistance levels being tested

Technical Update - Dollar Index, EURUSD, USDJPY & GBPUSD. Key support and resistance levels being tested

Forex 4 minutes to read
Kim Cramer Larsson

Technical Analyst, Saxo Bank Group

Summary:  Dollar Index dancing around key support at 103.20.
EURUSD in and uptrend closing in on key resistance at 1.08
USDJPY downtrend continues could be looking at 126 level
GBPUSD seems strong. Can it break resistance and move to 1.27?

The Dollar Index closed yesterday below key support at 103.20. Despite this lower close the RSI is still showing divergence i.e., not supporting the lower level. RSI closing below its rising trendline will be a strong indication for further downside on the Dollar Index, because trend is down short- and medium-term.
For a short-term rebound a close above 105.50 is needed but upside seems limited. The medium-term 55 daily SMA is declining and close to break below the 200 daily SMA supporting the underlying bearish trend.
Next support is at around 101.30.

Weekly chart strongly indicates we will see a test of 101.30 support. The Dollar Index is trading below 55 weekly SMA, Bollinger bands are still expanding and RSI is showing negative sentiment.
If the Index closes below 101.30 a move to test the 200 weekly SMA is in the cards.

Source all charts and data: Saxo Group

EURUSD uptrend seems a bit stretched short-term. The higher daily close has not pushed the RSI to a higher level. RSI has even failed to break the falling trend line and is still showing divergence. Resistance at 1.08 could be a struggle to break at first attempt. But if EURUSD closes above and RSI closes above its falling trendline there is more upside.
A daily close below 1.0480 could see EURUSD drop back to around the 200 daily SMA. Key strong support at around 1.0240.

Medium-term EURUSD is in a strong uptrend with no strong resistance until around 1.1175.
Just above it is the 0.618 Fibonacci retracement of the entire down trend at 1.1247 and below it the 0.786 retracement of the downtrend from where it really took off, at 1.1075.
The 200 weekly SMA slightly declining will provide resistance.
RSI showing positive sentiment supporting the medium-term uptrend picture.  

USDJPY is trading in a falling channel pattern having failed a couple of attempts to close above the upper falling trendline.
The bounce from support at 130.38 and the divergence on RSI suggests a correction but if RSI closes below its rising trend line and USDJPY closes below 130.38 a move to support at around 126.30 is likely.
If buyers manage to lift USDJPY to close above the upper falling trendline there is strong resistance at around 138.

Weekly chart medium-term trend is down but 130.38 is still holding on. RSI below 40 showing negative sentiment. USDJPY seems set for lower levels. Support at 126.3 is key.

GBPUSD sellers failed to close GBPUSD below key support at 1.19. Fridays market formed a Bullish Engulfing candle strongly suggesting GBPUSD is likely to trade higher in the near future. RSI is positive sentiment indicating higher GBPUSD .
If GBPUSD closes above 1.23 with the RSI closing above 60 threshold on the weekly GBPUSD would be set for a push higher to  around 1.27. Resistance at 1.2667 which is also the 1.382 Fibo Projection of the current correction. But a spike up to touch the 0.618 Fibonacci retracement at 1,2445 should not be ruled out.


RSI divergence: When instrument price is making a new high/low but RSI values are not making new high/low at the same time. That is a sign of imbalance in the market and an weakening of the uptrend/downtrend. Divergence or imbalance in the market can go on for quite some time but not forever. It is an indication of an exhaustion of the trend


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