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 look to move higher, as USD/JPY rebounds from Monday’s low

The euro and sterling have both edged up against the dollar, while the buyers have come in to support USD/JPY after yesterday’s sudden and brief dip.

EUR/USD hovers below recent highs

EUR/USD has moved back to the $1.216 zone that marked the high since the end of November.

Once again a small dip has been bought, putting the pair back on an upward course that looks set to challenge $1.2214 and then $1.2413, a level last seen in the first half of 2018. For sellers, a close below $1.206 from last Wednesday could open the path to more downside.

GBP/USD knocked back from recent highs

The GBP/USD pair has bounced back from last Friday’s lows below $1.32, but while it continues to move higher, Monday’s surge above $1.34 brought out the sellers, creating the third long wick to the upside since early December.

This suggests a gloomier near-term outlook, with bulls unable to hold the highs. A close above $1.34 would start to revive a more bullish view, targeting $1.347 in the near-term. Alternatively, sellers need to drive the price below $1.32, and then below the 50-day simple moving average (SMA), to reverse the higher low created on Friday.

USD/JPY rallies from Monday low

USD/JPY has held firm above ¥103.60 since mid-November, and Monday’s dip below this level to ¥103.50 merely confirmed the strength of support, with a quick bounce from this level developing.

However, while buyers can be pleased with this effort, they now need to clear ¥104.60, the upside resistance that has also held since the second half of November. For the time being, the range trade continues.

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