EUR/USD Broke Key Support While USD/CHF Climbed Higher

EUR/USD faced sellers near the 1.1720 level and declined below 1.1670. On the other hand, USD/CHF formed a bottom at 0.9855 and climbed above the 0.9900 resistance.

Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and USD/CHF

  • The Euro likely formed a short-term top near the 1.1720 level against the US Dollar.
  • The EUR/USD pair broke a connecting bullish trend line with support at 1.1690 on the hourly chart.
  • USD/JPY moved higher and broke the 0.9880 and 0.9900 resistance levels.
  • It remains buy on dips near the 0.9880 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis

The Euro started a decent upside move from the 1.1500 swing low against the US Dollar. The EUR/USD pair traded above the 1.1600 and 1.1700 resistance levels.

However, the upside move was capped by the 1.1720. Later, the pair started a downside move and broke the 1.1700 support. More importantly, there was a break below a connecting bullish trend line with support at 1.1690 on the hourly chart.

EUR/USD Technical Analysis Chart

The pair settled below the 1.1720 level and the 50 hourly simple moving average. It tested the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the 1.1508 low to 1.1720 high at 1.1640.

The stated 1.1640 level was a resistance earlier and is currently acting as a support. At the moment, the pair is moving higher, but it is likely to face sellers near the 1.1675 resistance and the 50 hourly SMA. Only above 1.1680, the pair could break 1.1700 and even 1.1720 in the near term.

On the flip side, if the pair fails to hold the 1.1640 support, it could test the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the 1.1508 low to 1.1720 high at 1.1614. Below this, there are chances that the pair may revisit 1.1600.

USD/CHF Technical Analysis

After a major decline, the US Dollar found support above the 0.9850 level against the Swiss franc. The USD/CHF pair formed a bottom near the 0.9855 level and started an upside recovery.

During the upside, the pair broke the 0.9880 resistance and the 50 hourly simple moving average. Moreover, there was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at 0.9870 on the hourly chart.

USD/CHF Technical Analysis Chart

Additionally, there was a break above the 38.2% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 0.9985 high to 0.9855 low. These all are positive signs and suggests that the pair moved in a bullish zone above the 0.9900 level.

However, the upside move faced a strong selling interest near the 0.9920 level and the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the 0.9985 high to 0.9855 low.

The pair trimmed some of its gains and moved back below the 0.9910 level. On the downside, there are many supports around the 0.9890 and 0.9880 levels. Moreover, the 50 hourly SMA is positioned near the 0.9885 level to stop declines.

Therefore, if the pair corrects lower, buyers are likely to take a stand near the 0.9890 and 0.9880 levels. On the upside, a break above the 0.9920 resistance could open the doors for more gains above the 0.9940 level.

Aayush Jindal

Aayush has spent over a DECADE as a financial markets contributor and observer. He specializes in market strategies and technical analysis, comes with an IT background. He possesses strong technical analytical skills and is well known for his entertaining and informative analysis of the currency, commodities, Bitcoin and Ethereum markets. He is a software engineer by profession, loves blogging and observing financial markets.

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