FX levels to watch: EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY
Cable is aiming for more gains after a strong run, but USD/JPY is at risk of turning lower, having failed to push on above ¥110.
EUR/USD looks to build on Friday gains
Having rallied sharply on Friday, bouncing off the $1.13 level, the EUR/USD price is back inside the rising trend channel, and also back above the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) of $1.139.
Further gains target $1.1453, the 100-day SMA, and then on to $1.1554.
GBP/USD quiet after surge
After leaping higher last week, GBP/USD has edged back from $1.32.
Dips have been firmly bought over the past month, so the near-term areas to watch are the lows of Thursday and Friday, at $1.30 and $1.307 respectively. A close below $1.30 might signal that the bounce has run its course in the near term.
USD/JPY at risk of fresh downward move
The USD/JPY has traded in a tight range over the past week, moving from ¥109.20 to ¥110.00.
A break above ¥110.00 would target the 200-day SMA at ¥111.14, while a push below ¥109.00 suggests that the pair has topped out and will resume the downward move in place since the end of September.
This information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. 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. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients. See full non-independent research disclaimer and quarterly summary.
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
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 spread betting and CFDs.
Stay on top of upcoming market-moving events with our customisable economic calendar.