FX levels to watch: EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY

Today’s vote in U.K Parliament means GBP/USD may be volatile, while the euro is under pressure again.

EUR/USD Source: Bloomberg

EUR/USD back on a downward path

Having rallied to $1.155, the price of EUR/USD has weakened again, and so far this morning further downward pressure is developing.

The previous two sessions saw the pair find support around $1.145, but if this is lost then the lows from a week ago at $1.143 come into play. In the short term, we have seen lower highs since the peak last week, so any bullish recovery needs to see the price move back above $1.149.

EUR/USD chart

EUR/USD chart

GBP/USD faces high volatility

This evening’s vote will likely result in increased volatility for sterling crosses.

GBP/USD has pushed steadily higher over the past week, and any weakness today could be seen as a possible buying opportunity, with a dip towards $1.28 and rising trendline support from the lows at the beginning of the month offering an interesting risk-reward dynamic.

GBP/USD chart

GBP/USD chart

USD/JPY stuck in tight range

USD/JPY has moved sideways over the past few days, from around ¥108 to ¥109.

A break of this range is needed to provide definitive direction, but with the price having rallied overnight from the lows around ¥108, a possible short trade within the current range emerges. Alternatively, with the price having possibly bottomed out around ¥108, a break above ¥109 would confirm a more bullish view and allow traders to buy on dips as the trend develops.

USD/JPY chart

USD/JPY chart


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