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EUR/USD Classical Technical Report 02.24

By Joel Kruger, Technical Strategist
24 February 2012 09:34 GMT
Daily_Classical_EURUSD_body_eur.png, EUR/USD Classical Technical Report 02.24

EUR/USD: The latest break and daily close above 1.3325 ends a recent bout of multi-session consolidation and now opens the door for the next upside extension towards the 1.3600-1.3700 area over the coming days. While our broader outlook remains aggressively bearish with a downside target by 1.2000 in 2012, the 2012 correction within the broader downtrend off of the 2008 record highs is still in play, and shows potential for additional gains. Still, we prefer to remain sidelined as our bearish bias has us looking for opportunities to sell rather than attempting to buy into a corrective rally within a broader downtrend. We would also not rule out the possibility for a topside failure well ahead of 1.3600-1.3700, but given the latest break, the risk for additional gains seems like a very real possibility that needs to be considered and anticipated. Back under 1.3230 will be required at a minimum to alleviate immediate topside pressures.

--- Written by Joel Kruger, Technical Currency Strategist

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24 February 2012 09:34 GMT