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EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY all moving lower

We have seen some weakness in EUR/USD, but GBP/USD has managed to hold above trendline support. Meanwhile, USD/JPY is heading back to a key area of support.

EUR/USD falls for another day

After moving below the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) at $1.179 earlier in the week, the EUR/USD price has continued its downward move.

It has broken one trendline support level, that from the September low, and now heads towards the 100-day SMA ($1.1652). A recovery above $1.175 might suggest a possible reversal and recovery of trendline support that might bring $1.186 and higher into view.

GBP/USD rallies above trendline support

For GBP/USD, a drop below trendline support from the September low found buyers yesterday, and while the price has continued to fall and establish another lower high so far today a bounce seems to be in the offing.

This more bullish view would target last week’s peak towards $1.315, while a reversal below $1.293 could help give the sellers further ammunition.

USD/JPY heads back to ¥104.00

Although it bounced overnight, the USD/JPY price has now started to move back towards ¥104.00, the crucial area of support that has held twice before since August.

Sellers should be on watch for any possible reversal out of this area that then brings the potential for a rebound towards the declining 50-day SMA (¥105.50). A break below ¥104.00 could suggest a new push to lower lows, providing further impetus to the ongoing downtrend.

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