FX levels to watch – EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY

The euro and sterling both remain under pressure, while USD/JPY’s bounce has ground to a halt.

Source: Bloomberg

EUR/USD stuck below $1.18

Gains for EUR/USD this week have been capped at the $1.1780 area, with a push above here likely to target the high from last week at $1.1832.

As long as this holds we are likely to see further selling pressure develop along the line. Below $1.17 and the crucial August low at $1.1662 comes into play. 

GBP/USD plumbs new depths

Despite a better services purchasing managers index (PMI) yesterday, GBP/USD continues to push lower towards the $1.3153 level.

The sequence of lower lows remains intact, and it would take a push back above $1.33 to put any dent in the ongoing bearish outlook. A drop back towards $1.2970 and the post-March rising trendline cannot be ruled out.

USD/JPY stalled at ¥113

USD/JPY continues to be stuck below ¥113.00, with repeated failures to break above this level.

A turn lower targets ¥111.69, and would mean that the latest rally has simply created a fresh lower high in the ongoing downtrend. A close above ¥113.00 would open the way to a move to ¥114.37.

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