Dollar weakness lifts EUR/USD and GBP/USD while hitting USD/JPY hard
After a weaker US CPI print yesterday the dollar gained, but this state of affairs has reversed in early trading on Wednesday.
EUR/USD holds 50-day SMA
Hopes of a rebound yesterday with EUR/USD were dashed, but again the price is holding the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) $1.1801, keeping the possibility of a new bounce open.
This would then mark a resumption of the move higher from mid-August, targeting $1.19 and higher. Sellers have been unable to revisit last week’s low, and until they do, the bearish view is cancelled out.
GBP/USD rallies after CPI figures
Again, the 50-day SMA ($1.3807) continues to provide support, with the price still apparently girding itself for a new move back towards $1.39 following a strong UK CPI reading. A conclusive break lower still eludes the sellers, leaving the bull case intact.
USD/JPY slumps after break below trendline support
USD/JPY weakness has finally precipitated a change here, as the bear case roars back into life.
A classic case of a break of trendline support has seen the price drop sharply, leaving the bears firmly in charge, opening the way to more downside below ¥109.00 unless the buyers can somehow find the strength for a bounce.
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