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The EUR/USD pair gave back its previous weekly gains and retested the October low, settling below the 1.1500 level this week. The common currency is out of market's favor, unable to enter bullish territory, even in a dollar-weak environment.



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Most major currency pairs are in the same predicament: there is much more to digest going against the USD than in its favor. Note the movement would neutralise part of last week's U.S. equity losses for the international investor.

The EUR/USD could pivot to the upside into an eventual new up leg only after taking out a consequential resistance-cluster lodged between 1.1525 and 1.1540, and shortly thereafter breaking the pivot point's R1, in order to trigger an upside projections to 1.1760. On the downside though, isolated technical barriers are looking more like targets than solid levels of support. Pivot point's S1 around 1.1450, the weekly pivot S1 around 1.1425, and a few more you can check on the Technical Confluences Indicator do not look as if they could contain any serious drop.

A slowly rising tide does not float all boats equally, so USD breakouts could have started with the CAD, AUD and GBP around the weekend, while JPY and CHF are still nipping at the USD's ankles in terms of performance.

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