US Dollar Uptrend on SGD, PHP, MYR, INR at Risk to Fading Momentum?
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USD/SGD, USD/PHP,USD/MYR, USD/INR Talking Points
- US Dollar has been outperforming against Asia Pacific currencies
- Negative RSI divergence threatens Dollar gains versus ASEAN FX
- Will uptrends in USD/SGD, USD/PHP, USD/MYR, USD/INR stop?
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USD/SGD Technical Outlook
The US Dollar faces its next technical challenge against the Singapore Dollar as it looks to extend the uptrend from July as trade wars simmer. USD/SGD is sitting right under the June 2017 highs (1.3897 and 1.3915) as negative RSI divergence shows weakening upside momentum. This risks preceding a turn lower towards rising support from the middle of July. Otherwise, extending gains places the focus on resistance at 1.3946 as the pair eyes May 2017 highs.
USD/SGD Daily Chart
USD/SGD Chart Created in TradingView
USD/PHP Technical Outlook
Against the Philippine Peso, the US Dollar is facing a similar situation given the presence of negative RSI divergence. A turn lower places support as the early August low at 51.86. Yet, rising support form 2013 (blue line on the chart below) indicates a resumption of the USD/PHP dominant uptrend that has been in place for about six years. Extending near-term gains places the focus on resistance next at 52.73, the May highs.
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USD/PHP Daily Chart
USD/PHP Chart Created in TradingView
USD/MYR Technical Outlook
Versus the Malaysian Ringgit, the US Dollar is also at risk to negative RSI divergence. Lately, the near-term USD/MYR uptrend has slowed to a consolidative pace with prices wedged between support and resistance. If the currency pair tips over, near-term support appears to be at 4.1550. Otherwise, clearing resistance exposes the psychological barrier from 2017 at 4.2090.
USD/MYR Daily Chart
USD/MYR Chart Created in TradingView
USD/INR Technical Outlook
Wrapping it up with the Indian Rupee, the US Dollar is also facing downside pressure if negative RSI divergence precedes a turn lower in USD/INR. Technically, the push above descending resistance from 2018 has opened the door to further gains in the medium-term. This places the focus on resistance at 71.82 with a turn lower placing support at 70.58.
Interested in the fundamental outlook for the Indian Rupee? Check out my collaboration with Analyst Dimitri Zabelin where we discuss the Reserve Bank of India and political turmoil in the region of Kashmir
USD/INR Daily Chart
USD/INR Chart Created in TradingView
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--- Written by Daniel Dubrovsky, Currency Analyst for DailyFX.com
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