EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY head lower, as havens gain ground

EUR/USD and GBP/USD head lower as the dollar strengths, although USD/JPY is also on the back foot as traders favour yen as a haven.

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EUR/USD heading lower after recent retracement

EUR/USD is heading back down towards the $1.1772 support level this morning, with the pair building on the recent downtrend to post yet another deep retracement and subsequent sell-off.

With that in mind, we are looking for further short-term downside here, with a break up through the prior swing high of $1.1881 required to negate the ongoing bearish outlook.

GBP/USD breaks support to bring three-month low

GBP/USD has slipped below $1.3731 this morning, with the selling pressure seen on Friday carrying into a new week. That break brings us a fresh three-month low, although we could go further than that if price manages to break below $1.367.

That support level represents the next major threshold to overcome, below which we would be looking t a five-month low. For now, the break below $1.3731 provides a bearish continuation signal, with a rise through $1.391 required to bring a more bullish view.

USD/JPY falls back towards key support

USD/JPY has slipped back into trendline support, following a failed rebound which ended at the 61.8% Fibonacci resistance level. The subsequent pullback has taken us back down into a confluence of ¥109.71 and trendline support.

That looks likely to bring another bout of significant losses if broken. As such, watch for a move back below the ¥109.71 level to provide a fresh bearish outlook for the days ahead. Conversely, a break up through the ¥110.70 level would be required to bring a more positive outlook for the pair.

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