USD/KRW Price Analysis: South Korean won slips from multi-day tops, eyes $1,230

  • USD/KRW turns green for the first time in five days.
  • USD bounce and S. Korea’s economic growth woes boost the pair.
  • KRW traders keep an eye on reports-related to Kim Jong-Un.

USD/KRW rebounds from a four-day low of 1,220.81, snapping the recent losing streak, in response to broad-based bounce in the US dollar and bearish South Korean economic outlook.

The South Korean won corrected nearly 0.50% after President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday, the economic growth readings from Asia’s fourth-largest economy are likely to deteriorate in the second quarter, as the coronavirus impact will likely deepen going forward.  

Meanwhile, the South’s warning to remain cautious about the various reports doing the rounds, with regard to the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s health condition also seems to bode ill for the domestic currency.

On the other hand, the US dollar benefits from the risk-off market mood, as the US-China conflict over the virus response from the latter and economic contraction worries alongside the oil-price slump dampened the sentiment.

falls further from three-week highs reached at 1,241.23 reached earlier this week, as the South Korean won is on a recovery mode despite the bearish fundamentals.

At the time of writing, USD//KRW rises 0.43% to trade near 1,227, with the bulls looking to regain the 10-DMA at 1,228.77 en route 1,230. Alternatively, the 50-DMA at 1,219.44 caps the immediate downside, a break below which a test of the 1,200 level will be inevitable.

South Korean won: Additional levels to watch


Today last price 1227.21
Today Daily Change 4.21
Today Daily Change % 0.34
Today daily open 1222.45
Daily SMA20 1223.62
Daily SMA50 1217.89
Daily SMA100 1194.55
Daily SMA200 1191.89
Previous Daily High 1234.42
Previous Daily Low 1220.81
Previous Weekly High 1241.71
Previous Weekly Low 1215.06
Previous Monthly High 1292.5
Previous Monthly Low 1176.33
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1226.01
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1229.22
Daily Pivot Point S1 1217.37
Daily Pivot Point S2 1212.29
Daily Pivot Point S3 1203.76
Daily Pivot Point R1 1230.97
Daily Pivot Point R2 1239.5
Daily Pivot Point R3 1244.58



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