CFDs are a leveraged product and can result in losses that exceed deposits. Please ensure you fully understand how CFDs work and what their risks are, and take care to manage your exposure. CFDs are a leveraged product and can result in losses that exceed deposits. Please ensure you fully understand how CFDs work and what their risks are, and take care to manage your exposure.

EUR/USD and GBP/USD edge lower as USD/JPY moves cautiously higher

FX markets have seen some further dollar strength, although the risk-off move is much more muted when compared to equities.

EUR/USD resumes Monday’s downward move

The selling has continued for EUR/USD, although the losses have been contained when compared to equities.

The pair remains within something of a rising trend channel, with the drop back from last week’s highs coming after a test of the upper bound of the channel. Thus a decline towards the lower bound towards $1.174 might provide buyers with a chance to resume the upward move. A break below the lower bound could bring the September low at $1.1615 into view.

GBP/USD pulls back towards rising trendline

GBP/USD continues its steady push higher from the September lows, and the drop of the past few days could be viewed as a natural retracement after the spike last week.

Trendline support from the September low comes into play around $1.30, and if this holds we could see the creation of a higher low and a new bounce to the upside. Alternatively, if momentum indicators such as moving average convergence/divergence (MACD) roll over in coming sessions and the trendline is lost then a more bearish short-term view comes into play.

USD/JPY edges up for another day

USD/JPY's small recovery from last week’s lows has been seen here, with the price moving back above ¥104.50.

For the third time since late July a drop towards this level has found support, but it has been notable that the rallies following these lows have been weakening over time, forming lower highs since mid-August. It is also worth noting that the bounce above ¥105.00 yesterday was sold, suggesting that the sellers remain in control overall.

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