EURUSD Technical Highlights:
- Euro breaking trend-line from March
- Further strength will bring into play another set of trend-lines
- Ascending wedge could develop before making a meaningful move
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EURUSD is trying to break higher, but has obstacles
The Euro is currently making a run above the trend-line extending down from the March high, giving the single-currency some renewed life. A climb, however, will be needed above the May 1 reversal-day high before further upside can develop.
If we see EURUSD turn down from around this month’s high a broader ascending wedge (most easily visible on the 4-hr chart) could come to form nicely. This pattern suggests further price appreciation with the higher lows marking increased strength. But we will need to see a breakout as these patterns can resolve themselves in either direction.
Whether a climb above the May 1 happens straight-away from here or from an ascending wedge, it wouldn’t be long before the Euro runs into difficulties again. From the February and September peaks of last year there are a pair of trend-lines running in confluence near 11300. Just above there lies the swing-high from April at 11324. All this combined will make for a tough test and also doesn’t leave much room from current levels.
In the event an ascending wedge develops and the underside trend-line of the pattern is broken, watch for a test of last month’s lows around 11110 or worse. Declines (and rallies) have been met with opposition, though, so don’t look for big momentum at this time. This makes profit-taking on positions prudent on any meaningful swing in price.
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EURUSD Daily Chart (trend-line resistance not far ahead)
EURUSD 4-hr Chart (Ascending wedge building)
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---Written by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst
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