US Dollar Breakouts Search for Momentum: USD/SGD, USD/IDR, USD/PHP, USD/THB
US Dollar, USD/SGD, USD/IDR, USD/PHP, USD/IDR – ASEAN Technical Analysis
- USD/SGD eyeing 100-day SMA as it trades within a Bearish Rectangle
- USD/IDR may extend gains following a push above the 100-day SMA
- USD/PHP idling around 200-day SMA? USD/THB downtrend in focus
Singapore Dollar Technical Outlook
The Singapore Dollar continues to trade within a brewing ‘Bearish Rectangle’ chart pattern against the US Dollar. The 100-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) is also coming into focus, acting as resistance. That may pressure USD/SGD lower within the confines of the rectangle for another chance at taking out support which is a range between 1.3158 – 1.3215. Taking this zone out exposes lows from 2018. The ceiling of the rectangle seems to be a range between 1.3375 – 1.3404. Above it is falling resistance from June – see chart below.
USD/SGD Daily Chart
Indonesian Rupiah Technical Outlook
The Indonesian Rupiah is at risk to the US Dollar. USD/IDR has extended gains above key falling resistance from September, now taking out the 100-day SMA and resistance at 14280. That has exposed the 14525 – 14563 inflection zone. Prices may target this area next where there may then be a chance of a turn lower. Otherwise, pushing above this zone would expose peaks from September. A drop through the SMA would likely place the focus on key support between 13870 and 14012.
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USD/IDR Daily Chart
Philippine Peso Technical Outlook
Things are looking more neutral for the Philippine Peso. USD/PHP has been unable to hold a push above the 200-day SMA as it played out as key resistance. The pair left behind a new zone of resistance, between 48.8230 and 48.9900. Prices are sitting just above the 48.2870 – 48.3600 inflection zone, where a bounce may place the focus on February highs. Otherwise, a drop through the inflection range would expose lows from earlier this year.
USD/PHP Daily Chart
Thai Baht Technical Outlook
The Thai Baht has recently been under pressure against the US Dollar, especially after USD/THB broke above a Descending Triangle chart pattern. But, long-term falling resistance from April 2020 seems to be maintaining the dominant focus to the downside. The 30.3560 – 30.4440 resistance zone is also playing a key role. A push above these points would expose the 200-day SMA for a chance to turn lower. Resuming the dominant downtrend entails a drop through the 29.7520 – 29.8460 support zone, which is also the floor of the triangle.
USD/THB Daily Chart
--- Written by Daniel Dubrovsky, Strategist for DailyFX.com
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