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EUR/USD, EUR/GBP and GBP/USD muted ahead of US inflation data release

Outlook on EUR/USD, EUR/GBP and GBP/USD ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC minutes and March inflation data releases.

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​​​EUR/USD’s rise is losing upside momentum ahead of key US data

EUR/USD's advance from Monday’s $1.0832 low is losing upside momentum ahead of the US March Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) release and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes of last month’s meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

​The area around the March high at $1.0929 caps for now, a rise above which would allow for last week’s high at $1.0973 to be revisited, however. Further up beckons the $1.1033 February peak.

​Support below the minor $1.09 region can be spotted along the March-to-April uptrend line at $1.0868. Further support lies between the 27 March high at $1.0801 and last week’s low at $1.0789. While the latter holds, the medium-term uptrend remains valid.

EUR/USD chart Source: IT-Finance.com
EUR/USD chart Source: IT-Finance.com

​EUR/GBP’s gradual recovery is ongoing

EUR/GBP's recovery from Tuesday’s £0.8764 low, as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) slightly revised up its estimate of UK growth this year from its -0.60% forecast three months ago to now still expect the UK economy to contract by 0.30%, has led to a retest of the minor £0.88 region.

​Above it the 55-day simple moving average (SMA) and late March high can be found at £0.8827 to £0.8828.

​While Tuesday’s low at £0.8764 holds on a daily chart closing basis, the gradual advance from its £0.873 early April low is likely to continue.

EUR/GBP chart Source: IT-Finance.com
EUR/GBP chart Source: IT-Finance.com

​GBP/USD remains below resistance at $1.2446 to $1.2448 ahead of key US data

GBP/USD’s recovery rally from Monday’s $1.2345 low stalled around the December and January highs at $1.2448 to $1.2446 ahead of Wednesday’s FOMC minutes and March inflation data release.

​Immediate support below the March-to-April support line at $1.2395 comes in at Tuesday’s $1.2386 low ahead of Monday’s $1.2345 low. Support below this level lies at the mid-February high and early April low at $1.2275 to $1.227.

​Above $1.2448 the current April high can be spotted at $1.2525, an advance above which would engage the May 2022 peak at $1.2667.

GBP/USD chart Source: IT-Finance.com
GBP/USD chart Source: IT-Finance.com

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