EURUSD continues the current consolidation around 1.13500
EURUSD chart analysis
During the Asian session, the euro strengthened against the dollar after a large withdrawal from yesterday. The positive and troubled (risk-on and risk-off) moods of currency traders are changing, but it seems to be prevalent at the moment. The Interfax news agency reported on Friday morning that mechanized Russian infantry units were returning to Dagestan after exercises in Crimea and noted that the train with tanks was heading towards the base. Venture capital flows have strengthened again on this development, so the dollar is retreating. In addition, notes from the last meeting of the US Federal Reserve showed the day before last that the Monetary Committee did not consider the possibility of increasing the reference interest rate by half a percent in March, which is also not good news for the dollar. The euro is now being exchanged for 1.13680 dollars, which represents the strengthening of the common European currency by 0.06% since the beginning of trading tonight.
- We need positive consolidation and growth of EURUSD above the MA20 moving average and 1.14000 levels.
- Then we enter the previous consolidation zone around 1.14500.
- Our next potential resistance is the 1.14850-1.15000 zone, which is an obstacle for us to move to higher levels on the chart this year.
- If the EURUSD pair manages to break above, our next resistances are at 1.16000, then 1.17000.
- We need a negative consolidation and withdrawal of EURUSD below 1.13500.
- Additional support at that level is the MA200 moving average.
- Break below, lower us to 1.13000 previous low, and if this support does not last, we go on to the next at 1.12500.
- Our main bearish target is this year’s low at 1.11200.
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