EUR/USD, USD Index & More – Charts for Next Week
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The Euro continues to tread on a very important long-term trend-line that rises up from as far back at 1985 when reconstructing it with the current constituents’ currencies pre-Euro. It is a big line indeed, and so far it being held, but not exactly in a way that invokes confidence from the long-side. The repeated failed attempts to rally are getting smaller and suggest that a breakdown could happen very soon. The price action is coiling up and on that a break below 10768 will likely have EUR/USD rolling towards the March low at 10637, which if broken could spell serious trouble as the single currency tries to leave behind the multi-decade support line.
EUR/USD Monthly Chart (major long-term trend-line)
EUR/USD Daily Chart (weakening price action)
The US Dollar Index (DXY) is largely driven by the Euro as it accounts for ~57% of the index. On that, if the Euro does indeed break the major long-term trend-line then we would see a significant lift in the index. The current price action suggests a base is forming, and with the general trend higher over the years it appears likely it will in some fashion continue higher. There is support right around 98.20 via a late-March low and the 200-day MA in confluence. The first level of resistance clocks in at 100.93. Perhaps price bobbles around a bit before moving, but if one side or the other breaks momentum could pick up.
US Dollar Index (DXY) Daily Chart (may be building base for run)
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---Written by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst
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