EUR/USD Current price: 1.0690
Technically, the short term picture favors further declines as the price develops well below a bearish 20 SMA, whilst the technical indicators head south below their mid-lines. In the 4 hours chart, the technical indicators gained bearish momentum after failing to overcome their mid-lines, whilst the price was unable to advance beyond a horizontal 20 SMA, currently around 1.0750. Should the price break below 1.0670, the multi-month low set last week, the bearish continuation may extend below the 1.0600 level this Tuesday.
Support levels: 1.0670 1.0630 1.0590
Resistance levels: 1.0715 1.0750 1.0790
EUR/JPY Current price: 131.74View Live Chart for the EUR/JPY
The EUR/JPY pair fell down to 130.63 at the weekly opening, as the Japanese yen strengthened on safe haven demand. The pair however, changed bias after the release of poor Japanese GDP figures that fueled speculation the BOJ will have no choice but to extend their stimulus program. Technically, the 1 hour chart shows that the price's recovery reached 132.20, where the 200 SMA attracted selling interest. Now trading also below the 100 SMA, the technical indicators in the same time frame continue retreating from overbought levels and maintain bearish slopes, but above their mid-lines. In the 4 hours chart, is clear that the pair has posted a lower low daily basis below a bearish 100 SMA, whilst the technical indicators turned lower below their mid-lines, maintaining the risk towards the downside.
Support levels: 131.30 130.90 130.55
Resistance levels: 132.30 132.60 133.10
GBP/USD Current price: 1.5208View Live Chart for the GPB/USD
The GBP/USD pair fell down to 1.5180 at the beginning of the day, but ended the day pretty much unchanged above the 1.5200 level. The daily chart shows that, for a third day in-a-row, the pair has been unable to set a direction with long wicks in the daily candles and practically no bodies. The lack of UK macroeconomic data´s releases these last few days have also weighed on the pair, as investors are waiting for some clues on whether the BOE may act, or not, during the first half of 2016. This Tuesday, the kingdom will release retail and wholesale inflation data, expected to have improved during October. If the figures actually overcome expectations, the Pound may recover beyond last week high of 1.5263. In the meantime, the 1 hour chart presents a neutral stance, as the price is stuck around a flat 20 SMA whilst the technical indicators show no directional strength and remain around their mid-lines. In the 4 hours chart, the technical outlook is also neutral with the pair unable to firm up above the 38.2% retracement of its latest bearish run and the technical indicators also lacking directional strength around their mid-lines.
Support levels: 1.5160 1.5120 1.5070
Resistance levels: 1.5215 1.5265 1.5310
USD/JPY Current price: 123.17View Live Chart for the USD/JPY
The USD/JPY pair fell down to 122.21 at the beginning of the day, as the Japanese yen was buoyed due to its safe haven condition. The currency, however, changed course after the release of the latest Japan GDP figures, showing that the economy contracted in the third quarter. Gross domestic product declined an annualized 0.8% in the three months to September, well beyond the 0.2% contraction forecast. The negative reading fueled hopes of a QE extension in Japan, leading to a steady advance in the pair which regained the 123.00 level in the European morning. The short term technical picture shows that the upward momentum has diminished, but that the upside remains favored, as in the 1 hour chart, the pair is well above its 100 and 200 SMAs, while the technical indicators are turning flat near overbought levels. In the 4 hours chart, the technical indicators present tepid bullish slopes above their mid-lines, whilst the price is well above its moving averages, all of which supports additional gains, particularly on a break above 123.55, last week high.
Support levels: 122.80 122.30 122.00
Resistance levels: 123.55 123.90 124.40
AUD/USD Current price: 0.7095View Live Chart for the AUD/USD
The AUD/USD pair ended the day a few pips below the 0.7100 level, with the Aussie unable to benefit from a strengthening gold. Overall, commodity-related currencies edged lower, following the negative mood among stocks, although the AUD/USD pair decline was contained by buying interest around 0.7080. The RBA will release the Minutes of its latest economic policy meeting during the upcoming Asian session, which will likely determinate the fate of the currency. In the meantime, the 1 hour chart shows that the price has bounced from the mentioned low, but remains below a bearish 20 SMA, whilst the technical indicators remain in negative territory, limiting chances of a stronger recovery. In the 4 hours chart, the price is also below its 20 SMA that anyway maintains a bullish slope, whilst the technical indicators have turned slightly higher, but are still below their mid-lines. The immediate support comes at 0.7070, with a break below it required to confirm a continued decline towards the 0.6990 price zone.
Support levels: 0.7070 0.7030 0.6990
Resistance levels: 0.7150 0.7190 0.7240
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