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

It looks like a busy day for sterling, as the Bank of England releases its latest inflation report, while USD/JPY looks set to test key support.

Euro and dollar notes
Source: Bloomberg

GBP/USD uptrend appears to be intact

The pair is now close to the December peak at $1.2760. A break above here leaves the price free to test $1.2980 and then $1.3090.

The Bank of England meeting and inflation report will provide volatility, but the uptrend remains intact unless we see a move below $1.2550. 

EUR/USD rally set to continue, despite dip

There is no sign of the EUR/USD rally stopping, with a dip yesterday below $1.0750 bringing out the buyers. The next areas on the upside to watch are $1.0826 and $1.0880, with the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) at $1.10 beyond this.

We will need to see a daily close below the weekly pivot at $1.0710 to suggest a turning point has been reached. 

USD/JPY bears target ¥112.50

Since mid-January, the ¥112.50 area has provided firm support. So while bears may have been able to knock the pair back from ¥114 yesterday, keeping the downtrend intact, they now need to push the price below ¥112.50 to open the way to ¥110.

On the upside, potential resistance lies at ¥114 and then ¥115.50 for USD/JPY.

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