EUR/USD sticks to intraday gains comfortably above 1.1300 handle, closer to weekly tops

   •  The USD continues to be weighed down the ongoing slide in the US bond yields.
   •  Bond yields fall to over two-month lows after disappointing US economic data.
   •  Bulls now await a sustained move beyond weekly highs near the 1.1340 region.

The USD remained on the defensive through the early European session and helped the EUR/USD pair to stick to its intraday gains near session tops, around the 1.1330-35 region.

After yesterday's modest pull-back, the pair regained positive traction on the last trading day of the week and was being supported by some renewed US Dollar selling bias amid a fresh leg of a sharp downfall in the US government bond yields. 

In fact, the US Treasury bond yields tumbled to over two-month lows following the disappointing release of Empire State manufacturing index and industrial production/capacity utilization data and negatively affected the buck. 

The pair, so far, has managed to hold in the positive territory, marking its fifth day of up-move in the previous six, albeit it remains to be seen if bulls manage to make it through a hurdle marked by weekly tops, around the 1.1340 region. 

Hence, it would be prudent to wait for a sustained move beyond the mentioned barrier before positioning for any further near-term positive momentum. Nevertheless, the pair remains on track to register strong weekly gains and end on a positive note. 

Today's US economic docket also features the release of Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment, which will be looked upon for some fresh impetus for the pair's momentum during the US trading session.

Technical levels to watch


    Today Last Price: 1.1326
    Today Daily change: 22 pips
    Today Daily change %: 0.19%
    Today Daily Open: 1.1304
    Daily SMA20: 1.1318
    Daily SMA50: 1.1367
    Daily SMA100: 1.137
    Daily SMA200: 1.149
    Previous Daily High: 1.1342
    Previous Daily Low: 1.1294
    Previous Weekly High: 1.1388
    Previous Weekly Low: 1.1176
    Previous Monthly High: 1.1489
    Previous Monthly Low: 1.1234
    Daily Fibonacci 38.2%: 1.1313
    Daily Fibonacci 61.8%: 1.1324
    Daily Pivot Point S1: 1.1284
    Daily Pivot Point S2: 1.1265
    Daily Pivot Point S3: 1.1236
    Daily Pivot Point R1: 1.1333
    Daily Pivot Point R2: 1.1362
    Daily Pivot Point R3: 1.1381


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