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.

USD/JPY on the rise as EUR/USD and GBP/USD fall back

While FX markets are calmer compared to indices, they have seen signs of dollar strength that has helped USD/JPY to rally to a three-week high.

EUR/USD opens below 50-day SMA

EUR/USD fell below the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) at $1.2123, and has continued to fall in early trading.

Further declines below $1.205 will bring the 100-day SMA at $1.1949 into view, and then on towards $1.192, where the price stalled in August. For now the sellers appear to hold sway. This will begin to change if we see a move back above $1.22.

GBP/USD returns to trendline support

The GBP/USD price dropped back once again below $1.37 yesterday, and is now testing trendline support from the early-December lows.

A move below support could spell a drop towards the 50-day SMA at $1.3496, or potentially further, down to $1.347. Should support hold then a bounce back above $1.37 becomes possible.

USD/JPY hits three-week high

The USD/JPY price saw strong gains yesterday, with additional upside this morning that seems to point towards a more extended recovery.

The ¥104.39 high from early January may provide some resistance, but if this is broken further upside seems likely, potentially bringing ¥105.45 into view.

This information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients.
CFDs are a leveraged products. CFD trading may not be suitable for everyone and can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit, so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.

Start trading forex today

Find opportunity on the world’s most-traded – and most-volatile – financial market

  • Trade spreads from just 0.6 points on EUR/USD
  • Analyse with clear, fast charts
  • Speculate wherever you are with our intuitive mobile apps

See an FX opportunity?

Try a risk-free trade in your demo account, and see whether you’re onto something.

  • Log in to your demo
  • Try a risk-free trade
  • See whether your hunch pays off

See an FX opportunity?

Don’t miss your chance – upgrade to a live account to take advantage.

  • Get spreads from just 0.6 points on popular pairs
  • Analyse and deal seamlessly on fast, intuitive charts
  • See and react to breaking news in-platform

See an FX opportunity?

Don’t miss your chance. Log in to take your position.

Live prices on most popular markets

  • Forex
  • Shares
  • Indices

Prices above are subject to our website terms and agreements. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

Plan your trading week

Get the week’s market-moving news sent directly to your inbox every Friday. The Week Ahead gives you a full calendar of upcoming economic events, as well as commentary from our expert analysts on the key markets to watch.

For more info on how we might use your data, see our privacy notice and access policy and privacy webpage.

You might be interested in…

Find out what charges your trades could incur with our transparent fee structure.

Discover why so many clients choose us, and what makes us a world-leading provider of CFDs.

Stay on top of upcoming market-moving events with our customisable economic calendar.