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​​​EUR/USD, GBP/USD and AUD/USD bullish ahead of US inflation print

​​Outlook on EUR/USD, GBP/USD and AUD/USD ahead of US CPI and PPI data releases.

AUD Source: Bloomberg

​​​EUR/USD rises ahead of US inflation print

​​EUR/USD’s bullish reversal off last week’s low at $1.0877 post US Non-Farm Payrolls seems to have legs with last week’s high at $1.0998 now being within reach ahead of today’s US Consumer Price Index (CPI) release. The rise in the cross seems to be attributed to US dollar weakness rather than euro strength as the eurozone faces a possible recession as it had a slight slowdown in third quarter (Q3) and indicators point towards a potential contraction in December.

​Above $1.0998 lie the November and mid-December highs at $1.1009 to $1.1017 which are likely to act as resistance.

​Minor support can be spotted around the 2 January low at $1.0939 with further minor support being seen at last Thursday’s $1.0916 low ahead of the recent $1.0894 to $1.0877 lows.

EUR/USD chart Source:
EUR/USD chart Source:

​GBP/USD probes minor resistance

​GBP/USD’s bullish reversal from its two-week low at $1.2611, seen last week amid the publication of US Non-Farm Payrolls, has taken it to last week’s $1.2771 high.

Above this level beckon the mid-December high at $1.2794 and the December five-month peak at $1.2828.

​Upside pressure should dominate while Wednesday’s low at $1.2687 underpins. Above it minor support can be found at Wednesday’s $1.2745 high and below it lie the November-to-January uptrend line, 21 December and current January lows at $1.2656 to $1.2611.

GBP/USD chart Source:
GBP/USD chart Source:

​AUD/USD continues to range trade above last week’s low

​AUD/USD’s slide from its five-month December peak at $0.6871 to last week’s $0.6641 low amid a falling gold price has been followed by sideways trading despite Australia’s trade surplus beating estimates.

​Minor resistance sits at Monday’s $0.6734 high, above which lies at Friday’s $0.6748 high which needs to be exceeded for at least a minor bullish reversal to become possible.

​While $0.6748 isn’t overcome, overall downside pressure is likely to retain the upper hand with a fall through $0.6641 possibly leading to the October-to-January uptrend line and the 200- and 55-day simple moving averages (SMA) at $0.6616 to $0.6584 being reached.

AUD/USD chart Source:
AUD/USD chart Source:

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