- EUR/USD is bouncing from near 1.0600 amid a fresh spurt of US Dollar selling.
- Investors cheer a ‘Santa rally’ while EUR/USD also cheers falling Treasury yields.
- EUR/USD defends the rising channel support at 1.0620, but for how long?
EUR/USD is attempting a rebound toward 1.0650 in Thursday’s Asian trading. The US Dollar comes under renewed selling pressure amid a risk-on market profile, as investors finally see a ‘Santa rally’ coming through. The upbeat market mood is also doing little to keep the sentiment around the US Treasury bond yields buoyed. Negative Treasury yields are also aiding the bounce in the EUR/USD pair. The benchmark 10-year US rates are down roughly 1% on the day at 3.65%, as of writing.
On the EUR side of the story, encouraging Germany’s IFO Business Climate Index climbed to 88.6 in December versus the previous reading of 86.3 and the forecast of 87.2. The institute also offered a positive outlook for the country’s employment sector for early 2023. The improving economic situation in Europe’s no.1 economy, Germany, underpins the EUR/USD recovery. The hawkish European Central Bank (ECB) policy outlook also keeps the Euro bulls hopeful.
The focus now shifts toward the US Q3 GDP revision, weekly Jobless Claims and other minority reports, especially after US consumer confidence rose to an eight-month high in December, as the inflation expectations fell to 6.7%.
EUR/USD: Technical outlook
Having traversed within a rising channel formation since November 30, EUR bulls reversed from the channel resistance at 1.0736 last week.
The pair has been consolidating near the lower boundary of the channel so far this week, having bounced off that support at 1.0620 in early Asia on Thursday.
The 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) stays flat while above the 50.00 level, suggesting that the rebound could have legs going forward.
The next stop for bulls is seen at the weekly high at 1.0658, above which the 1.0700 threshold could come into play.
On the other side, if EUR/USD closes the day below the abovementioned rising trendline (channel) support, then it would confirm a downside break from the channel.
A fresh downswing toward the upward-sloping 21-Daily Moving Average (DMA) at 1.0524 cannot be ruled out. Although the 1.0600 round level could offer some temporary respite to the EUR/USD buyers.
EUR/USD: Daily chart
EUR/USD: Additional technical levels to watch
|Today last price||1.0629|
|Today Daily Change||0.0018|
|Today Daily Change %||0.17|
|Today daily open||1.0611|
|Previous Daily High||1.0646|
|Previous Daily Low||1.059|
|Previous Weekly High||1.0736|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.0506|
|Previous Monthly High||1.0497|
|Previous Monthly Low||0.973|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.0611|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.0625|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.0586|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.056|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.053|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.0641|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.0671|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.0696|
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