EURUSD and GBPUSD continue to strengthen over the dollar
EURUSD chart analysis
During the Asian session, the euro continued to strengthen against the dollar. Inflation data showed that in December, price inflation in the US reached 7% as expected. In addition, the address of the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, before the US Congress, showed the day before yesterday his softer tone of speech (less “hawkish”) than expected. That pushed the (overbought) US dollar into a spiral of weakening. Currently, the pair is $ 1.1460, representing the strengthening of the common European currency by 0.19% since the beginning of trading tonight.
- We need continued positive consolidation and testing of 1.15000 levels.
- Additional resistance at that level is our upper trend line.
- If the dollar’s weakening continues, we can see a further continuation on the bullish side.
- Our next targets are 1.16000 and then the previous high at 1.17000.
- We need a new negative consolidation with 1.15000 levels and the withdrawal of the EURUSD pair to the previous consolidation zone 1.13000-1.14000.
- And below we go down to 1.12000 previous low from last year.
GBPUSD chart analysis
During Asian trade, the British pound strengthened against the dollar. Inflation data showed that in December, price inflation in the US reached 7% as expected. Expectations of an increase in the interest rate of the Bank of England at the meeting in early February are high. This has further pushed this currency pair to new heights. Currently, the GBPUSD pair is at $ 1.3739, representing a strengthening of the British currency by 0.25% since the start of trading tonight.
- We need to continue the current bullish momentum, which would push the GBPUSD pair further above the MA200 daily moving average.
- After that, we can say that we continue further towards the next resistance zone, 1.38500-1.39000.
- We need a new negative consolidation that will pull us below MA200 and direct us towards the lower trend line in the zone around 1.36000.
- After that, the increased pressure could lower the pair below the trend line and return us to the big bearish channel.
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