USD/CHF consolidates in a range, below 0.9700 handle


  • USD/CHF consolidates Friday’s goodish intraday positive move.
  • The prevalent cautious mood seemed to have capped the upside.

The USD/CHF pair was seen oscillating in a narrow trading band below the 0.9700 mark on Monday and consolidated the previous session's goodish positive move.

A combination of supporting factors helped the pair to gain some follow-through positive traction for the second consecutive session on Friday and build on the previous session's modest recovery from multi-month lows.

Bulls seemed reluctant amid cautious mood

The latest optimism over the long-awaited US-China phase one trade deal remained supportive of the recent risk-on rally across the global financial markets and continued weighing on the Swiss franc's perceived safe-haven status.

On the other hand, the US dollar was underpinned by expectations that the US economy will continue to expand and reduced odds of any further interest rate cuts by the Fed, which provided an additional boost to the pair.

The greenback managed to preserve its recent gains to monthly tops, albeit a slightly cautious mood – amid tensions in the Middle East and Libya – kept a lid on any further positive move amid relatively lighter turnover on the back of a holiday in the US.

The US markets will remain closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Hence, the broader market risk sentiment might continue to play a key role in influencing the price action and produce some meaningful trading opportunities.

Technical levels to watch

USD/CHF

Overview
Today last price 0.9679
Today Daily Change 0.0001
Today Daily Change % 0.01
Today daily open 0.9678
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 0.972
Daily SMA50 0.9823
Daily SMA100 0.9872
Daily SMA200 0.9908
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 0.9697
Previous Daily Low 0.9644
Previous Weekly High 0.9738
Previous Weekly Low 0.9613
Previous Monthly High 1.0009
Previous Monthly Low 0.9646
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.9677
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.9664
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.9649
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.962
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.9596
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.9702
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.9726
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.9755

 

 

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