EURUSD and USDJPY Hesitant, but Slightly US Dollar Negative

Technical Analysis

EURUSD has experienced erratic activity in early March, with a sell off and rebound to reinforce the view of a broader range theme. The latest rebound, however, sets a slightly positive bias within that range.

For USDJPY, similar hesitancy has been displayed thus far in March. However, whilst below 114.88, the bias is for renewed bearish pressures.

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An erratic tone on unexpected Friday, but building on the Thursday rebound from ahead of firm supports at 1.0808 and 1.0777, above 1.0960/70,  1.1000 and 1.1030 resistances, to keep the tone positive within the broader range theme Monday.

Short/ Intermediate-term Range Parameters: We see the range defined by 1.0777 and 1.1157.

Range Breakout Challenge

  • Upside: Above 1.1157 aims higher for 1.1376/95 and 1.1495.
  • Downside: Below 1.0777 sees risk lower for 1.0708 and 1.0520.

For Monday:

  • We see an upside bias for 1.1068 and 1.1093; break here aims for 1.1137/57.
  • But below 1.0950 opens risk down to 1.0902/1.0891.

Daily EURUSD Chart



An indecisive consolidation Friday, but again capped below 114.55 and key 114.88 barriers, to keep the bias for a roll still lower on Monday.

Moreover, the previous push below 117.62 signalled a renewal of bear pressures into February.

Short/ Intermediate-term Outlook – Downside Risks:

  • We see a negative tone with the bearish threat to 110.33/00.
  • Below here targets 106.65/12.

What Changes This? Above 114.88 signals a neutral tone, only shifting positive above 117.53.

For Monday:

  • We see a downside bias for 113.18/11; break here aims for 112.87, maybe back to 112.13/111.95.
  • But above 114.55 opens risk up to 114.88, which we would look to try to cap. Break above targets 115.07/20.

Daily USDJPY Chart


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