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 USD/JPY fall as GBP/USD moves sideways

EUR/USD’s sharp bounce has firmly ended now, and we are seeing further downside for this pair, as well as for USD/JPY.

EUR/USD downtrend intensifies

The direction of travel for EUR/USD over the past three sessions has been downward, with the price forming lower highs and lower lows.

Short-term trendline resistance may come into play around $1.098, while further declines below $1.09 head towards $1.075 and then $1.064. Above $1.098 the price targets $1.105, the previous lower high, and then on to $1.115 and the highs from 30 March.

GBP/USD drifts sideways

GBP/USD has moved sideways over the past week in a tightening range, so far unaffected by the modest renewal in USD strength.

Losses below $1.23 have been prevented, with buyers stepping in to defend this area, while any rally above $1.24 of late has proven short-lived. Below $1.23, risks a revival of the downward move towards $1.16, while above $1.24 the price heads towards $1.2635 and then $1.277.

USD/JPY under pressure

The move lower for USD/JPY looks to be resuming, as the price manages only a slight bounce from the lows of yesterday.

A drop below ¥107.00 would confirm the more bearish view and suggest a deeper decline towards ¥105.00. A more bullish view requires a substantial revival, targeting the ¥108.60 highs from earlier in the week.

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