EURUSD Intermediate-Term Bullish Shift with GBPUSD Poised for Similar

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  • A weakening of the US Dollar has been a theme across Forex markets in early 2019.
  • This has mainly been driven by a more dovish tone from Federal Reserve members since latter 2018, and in particular from the FOMC Chair, Jerome Powell into early January, reinforced Wednesday by the most recent FOMC Minutes.
  • The weakened US Dollar has seen the EURUSD currency pair recently surge through 1.1545 resistance, switching the intermediate-term outlook from neutral to bullish.
  • The GBPUSD rebound for early 2019 has positioned this FX rate to make a more positive technical statement in at least the short-term, as we go into a key Brexit phase in the UK Parliament.


EURUSD Intermediate-term bullish shift

We have stressed in recent reports to our Market Chartist clients in early 2019 that “erratic early 2019 price action leaves an intermediate-term range theme defined as 1.1545 to 1.1268/62, BUT NOW with risks skewed towards an intermediate-term bull shift above 1.1545” and the Wednesday surge to probe above 1.1545 sets an intermediate-term bull theme.

Furthermore, this price action above 1.1545 has built on Monday’s firm advance above 1.1434 resistance, to keep the immediate risks higher for Thursday.

For Today:

  • We see an upside bias for 1.1570/80/81; break here aims for key 1.1621/25 and maybe then 1.1685.
  • But below 1.1507 opens risk down to 1.1444 and 1.1421.

 Intermediate-term Outlook – Upside Risks: We see an upside risk for 1.1621.

  • Higher targets would be 1.1815 and 1.2000.
  • What Changes This? Below 1.1308 shifts the outlook back to neutral; through 1.1268/62 is needed for a bear theme.

Resistance and Support:

1.1570/80/81 1.1621/25** 1.1685 1.1720 1.1798*
1.1507 1.1444/21** 1.1392* 1.1344/36** 1.1308/1.1296**

4 Hour EURUSD Chart

eurusd chart

GBPUSD Risks stay higher

A firm rebound Wednesday from above the 1.2672/70 area, off of 1.2705, top probe above 1.2797 resistance, sustaining upside pressures from the Friday-Monday push above various resistances, to keep the bias higher Thursday.

The early December push through key 1.2694 support set an intermediate-term bear trend BUT risk is now for an intermediate-term shift to neutral above the key 1.2840/64 area and maybe to bullish above 1.2928.

For Today:

  • We see an upside bias for 1.2804/15; break here aims for the key 1.2840/64 area, then 1.2895 and maybe even towards critical 1.2928.
  • But below 1.2705 aims for 1.2672/70 and opens risk down to 1.2616, which we would look to try to hold.

Intermediate-term Outlook – Downside Risks: We see a downside risk for 1.2366, 1.2109, 1.2000/1.1987 and 1.1950.

  • What Changes This? Above the 2840/64 resistance area shifts the outlook back to neutral; above 1.2928 is needed for a bull theme.

Resistance and Support:

1.2804/15** 1.2840/64*** 1.2895 1.2928*** 1.2994
1.2705 1.2672/70 1.2616** 1.2571 1.2513*

4 Hour GBPUSD Chart

gbpusd chart


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