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

Sterling weakness remains the lead story, while USD/JPY is picking itself up off the floor after a drubbing yesterday. 

Pound and US dollar notes
Source: Bloomberg

GBP/USD avoiding October clears – for now

Even after a third straight session of losses for sterling, the pair is yet to move firmly below the October lows.

If it does then $1.1943 is the first area to watch, and then down to the low seen at the October crash, to $1.18. A rally needs to clear the $1.22 area to open the way to the $1.24 zone.

EUR/USD targets late-December highs

Weakness yesterday was swiftly reversed, with the pair shooting back to $1.06, but unable to push on through the highs seen at the end of last week.

If it does, then $1.0656 and $1.0780 come into play, which would take EUR/USD back to the highs seen at the end of December. Support levels are to be found at $1.05, and then $1.0374.

USD/JPY does a 180

Yesterday saw a remarkable reversal, marking a 180 degree turn from Friday’s gains.

However, the slump for USD/JPY ran into support at ¥115.24, around last week’s lows, so this is the level bears need to break to open the way to the 50-day simple moving average at ¥113.11.

If ¥115.24 holds, then ¥116.88 and ¥118.69 come into view. 

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