Can a Range Bound Euro Breakout?

Posted Monday, March 26, 2018 by
Rowan Crosby • 1 min read

The story of the last week has really been the developments in the US. For the most part, the USD has responded in a negative fashion. There was an interest rate rise that saw the dollar weaken. Then as the week unfolded, US President Donald Trump threw a spanner in the works with more tariffs aimed squarely at China.

That meant the EUR/USD found some decent support. In reality, we have been trading in somewhat of a tight range. 1.2400 appears to be the top, with 1.2250 holding up support.

There are a few big economic data points to watch this week which include US GDP and German employment. Both could shape the direction of the EUR/USD.

Falling Dollar

My biggest fear is really the fact that the USD has been holding up reasonably well and that might not last. I’ve already written about the fact that I feel the DXY could hit 88.50 this week.

That’s clearly bullish for the EUR/USD. And it would see us push higher.

I’m actually looking for a move higher in the Euro and to do that we need to take out 1.2400 in a meaningful way. If we test that resistance level and hold then clearly we can hit 1.2500.

I can’t see an extended move in that direction but that is what I’ll look for in the short-term. Almost list a knee-jerk high.

Longer-term I expect the USD to find some support, but as the headlines keep coming it sure isn’t helping.

EUR/USD – 240 min Chart.


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