FXstreet.com (Córdoba) - The euro extended its decline versus the dollar and recently printed a fresh 5-day low of 1.3535 as disappointing Spanish employment figures and profit-taking have weighed on the EUR/USD ahead of the ECB monetary policy that would take place next Thursday.

EUR/USD has lost over 100 pips throughout the day, extending its retreat from a 14-month high of 1.3710, and it is currently trading around 1.3540, 0.8% below its opening price.

From a technical view, regain of minimum 1.3650, 61.8% of 1.3710/1.3547 decline is required to keep underlying bull-trend intact and re-focus 1.3700 zone, according to Slobodan Drvenica, analyst at Windsor Brokers Ltd. "Conversely, loss of 1.3540 handle, would risk extension towards 1.3500/1.3477, next support levels".