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

The euro is still trying to push on after its breakout at the beginning of the week, while sterling is in full reverse. Meanwhile, USD/JPY is looking to push through ¥110 to complete the possible bottoming pattern.

EUR/USD trying to break higher

Gains this week have faltered at $1.125 for EUR/USD, but a sharp dip yesterday found support at $1.118.

If the price can continue to hold $1.12 then it may be able to push back towards $1.126. The continued breakout from trendline resistance would support the bullish thesis, so a close back below $1.117 would negate the more optimistic view.

EUR/USD chart

EUR/USD chart

GBP/USD still in bearish mode

The GBP/USD pair continues to decline, heading towards $1.2773 support.

The drop below the late April support around $1.286 would confirm the bearish view, and intraday rallies should continue to find sellers until we see a move back above $1.2925, the previous lower high.

GBP/USD chart

GBP/USD chart

USD/JPY holds ¥109

Support continues to hold around ¥109.00 for USD/JPY, but rallies towards ¥109.70 have met a wall of resistance.

If the price can move above ¥110.00 then a more bullish view would start to emerge. The consolidation idea remains in place so long as the price holds ¥109.00, but a decline below this would target previous lows at ¥108.50 and ¥107.70.

USD/JPY chart

USD/JPY chart


IGA, may distribute information/research produced by its respective foreign affiliates within the IG Group of companies pursuant to an arrangement under Regulation 32C of the Financial Advisers Regulations. Where the research is distributed in Singapore to a person who is not an Accredited Investor, Expert Investor or an Institutional Investor, IGA accepts legal responsibility for the contents of the report to such persons only to the extent required by law. Singapore recipients should contact IGA at 6390 5118 for matters arising from, or in connection with the information distributed.

This information/research prepared by IGA or IGA Group is intended for general circulation. It does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. You should take into account your specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs before making a commitment to trade, including seeking advice from an independent financial adviser regarding the suitability of the investment, under a separate engagement, as you deem fit. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. In addition to the disclaimer above, the information does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. Any views and opinions expressed may be changed without an update.

Please see important Research Disclaimer.

Start trading forex today

Trade the largest and most volatile financial market in the world.

  • Spreads start at just 0.6 points on EUR/USD
  • Analyse market movements with our essential selection of charts
  • Speculate from a range of platforms, including on mobile

Live prices on most popular markets

  • Forex
  • Shares
  • Indices
Bid
Offer
Updated
Change
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bid
Offer
Updated
Change

Prices above are subject to our website terms and agreements. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

Bid
Offer
Updated
Change
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
China 300
-
-
-
-

Prices above are subject to our website terms and agreements. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 20 mins.

The Momentum Report

Get the week’s momentum report sent directly to your inbox every Monday for FREE. The Week Ahead gives you a full calendar of upcoming key events to monitor in the coming week, as well as commentary and insight from our expert analysts on the major indices to watch.

You might be interested in…

Find out what charges your trades could incur with our transparent fee structure.

Discover why so many clients choose us, and what makes us a world-leading provider of CFDs.

Stay on top of upcoming market-moving events with our customisable economic calendar.