US Dollar Technical Forecast: USD/SGD, USD/IDR, USD/THB, USD/TWD
US Dollar, USD/SGD, USD/IDR, USD/THB, USD/TWD – ASEAN Technical Analysis
- US Dollar remains under pressure against ASEAN currencies
- USD/SGD downside momentum is fading, USD/IDR ranging
- USD/THB and USD/TWD are pressuring key support levels
Singapore Dollar Technical Outlook
The Singapore Dollar is looking to resume its advance against the US Dollar since late March as USD/SGD inches closer towards lows from 2018. There was a brief bounce off the midpoint of the Fibonacci extension at 1.3242 which also closely aligned with a falling support line from June – see daily chart below. Positive RSI divergence does show that downside momentum is fading which can at times precede a turn higher. However, the 20-day and 50-day Simple Moving Averages (SMAs) can maintain the focus to the downside in such an outcome as key resistance points. Otherwise,
USD/SGD Daily Chart
Indonesian Rupiah Technical Outlook
The Indonesian Rupiah continues to consolidate against the US Dollar at levels just above lows USD/IDR set back in June. Prices recently turned lower after testing the 50-day SMA, placing the focus on the 13935 – 14012 support zone. A push under the latter exposes the January 2020 low at 13560. Otherwise, a climb through the moving average places the focus on the 14525 – 14563 inflection zone on the way towards highs from August through September. The latter make for an area of resistance between 14915 and 14975.
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USD/IDR Daily Chart
Thai Baht Technical Outlook
Thailand’s Baht also continues to consolidate against the US Dollar after USD/THB bounced off the December 31st, 2019 low at 29.72. This followed positive RSI divergence, hinting of a turn higher as expected. The 20-day SMA has been maintaining the focus to the downside however as prices attempt to fall back to 29.72. A push above the 20-day SMA will expose the 50-day one. Former support at 30.74 may hold as new resistance in the event of a material turn higher. Otherwise, a drop through the 2019 low exposes the trough set in 2013.
USD/THB Daily Chart
New Taiwan Dollar Technical Outlook
The New Taiwan Dollar is pressuring key support against the US Dollar, with USD/TWD eyeing the 78.6% Fibonacci extension at 27.98. The 20-day and 50-day SMAs continue to keep the focus towards the downside, particularly after the pair fell to its lowest in over 30 years. A fall through support exposes the 100% Fibonacci extension at 27.60 followed by lows set in 1996 and 1997. The latter could make for a critical support zone between 27.15 and 27.34.
USD/TWD Daily Chart
--- Written by Daniel Dubrovsky, Currency Analyst for DailyFX.com
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