USD/CHF flirts with multi-day lows near 0.8870 region, downside seems limited

  • USD/CHF witnessed some selling on Tuesday and retreated further from multi-week highs.
  • A modest USD pullback from nearly one-month tops was seen exerting pressure on the pair.
  • The upbeat market mood, rallying US bond yields might help limit further losses for the major.

The USD/CHF pair continued losing ground through the mid-European session and dropped to three-day lows, around the 0.8870-65 region in the last hour.

The pair failed to capitalize on its early uptick, instead met with some fresh supply near the 0.8915 area and extended the previous day's retracement slide from six-week tops. The downfall was exclusively sponsored by some renewed US dollar selling and seemed unaffected by the upbeat market mood, which tends to undermine demand for the safe-haven Swiss franc.

The global risk sentiment remained well supported by the optimism over the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and hopes for additional US fiscal stimulus measures. Investors have been pricing in the prospects for more aggressive fiscal spending in 2021 under Joe Biden's presidency, which, to some extent, helped offset worries about the ever-increasing coronavirus cases.

Meanwhile, expectations for a larger government borrowing pushed the US Treasury bond yields higher across the board. This, in turn, could extend some support to the greenback and limit any further losses for the USD/CHF pair. Investors might also refrain from placing aggressive bets ahead of the President-elect Joe Biden's inaugural ceremony on Wednesday.

In the meantime, US Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen’s confirmation hearing might influence the USD price dynamics amid absent relevant market moving economic releases. This, along with the broader market risk sentiment and developments surrounding the coronavirus saga, might further produce some short-term trading opportunities around the USD/CHF pair.

Technical levels to watch


Today last price 0.8871
Today Daily Change -0.0039
Today Daily Change % -0.44
Today daily open 0.891
Daily SMA20 0.8864
Daily SMA50 0.8947
Daily SMA100 0.9041
Daily SMA200 0.9245
Previous Daily High 0.8926
Previous Daily Low 0.8898
Previous Weekly High 0.892
Previous Weekly Low 0.8849
Previous Monthly High 0.9093
Previous Monthly Low 0.8794
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 0.8909
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 0.8915
Daily Pivot Point S1 0.8896
Daily Pivot Point S2 0.8883
Daily Pivot Point S3 0.8869
Daily Pivot Point R1 0.8924
Daily Pivot Point R2 0.8939
Daily Pivot Point R3 0.8952



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