EURUSD and GBPUSD started the day in profit
EURUSD chart analysis
During the Asian session, the euro consolidated against the dollar after a large withdrawal from yesterday. The yield on ten-year US Treasury bonds is at a two-year high, close to 1.9%, and the “risk-off” mood prevails, which keeps the dollar high on the radar of currency traders. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine, bombings of Houthi outlaws in the UAE, sale of shares yesterday in the USA and today in Asia, all this is pushing investors towards a “safe haven” dollar currency by 0.17% from the start of trading tonight.
- We need a new positive consolidation from the current level and support at 1.13000.
- At this level, we get the support of MA20 and MA50 moving averages.
- After that, we can expect the pair to continue further towards last week’s high at 1.14800.
- We can expect the first major resistance at that level because we are close to 1.150000 psychological level.
- An additional resistance at that level is the upper trend line.
- We need a negative consolidation that would make a marriage below the bottom trend line that would strengthen bearish pessimism.
- We can say that the level at 1.13000 is important to us, and if we see a break below, we will probably visit the previous support zone around 1.12000.
- A further break below opens up new minimums this year.
GBPUSD chart analysis
During Asian trade, the British pound consolidated earlier losses against the dollar. Investor sentiment is weak, the “risk-off” mood prevails, which keeps the dollar high on the radar of currency traders. On the other hand, it was announced this morning that the inflation rate in the UK has further increased (from 5.1% to 5.4%), which supports the pound. Namely, that undermines the belief that the Bank of England could raise the reference interest rate faster and more aggressively at its meeting in early February. Currently, the pound is exchanged for 1.36389 dollars, which is weakening the British currency by 0.33% since the beginning of trading tonight.
- We can see that the pair stopped at 1.35720 yesterday and that we now have a recovery at the current 1.36393.
- We need further positive consolidation that, with the help of the MA20 moving average, would push GBPUSD up again to the MA200 moving average in the 1.37000 zones.
- A break above 1.37000 would open up space for us to try to attack the zone around 1.38000, and we were there for the last time in October last year.
- We need a continuation of the negative consolidation that has lowered us again below 1.36000.
- Our first potential support is at 1.35000 with the MA20 moving average.
- Then, the next one is in the zone around 1.34000, where the MA50 moving average is waiting for us.
- And if this zone doesn’t hold up, let’s go down to last year’s support zone, around 1.32000.
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