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Weekly Technical Outlook: Post-NFP Setups in View as USD Struggles

Weekly Technical Outlook: Post-NFP Setups in View as USD Struggles

Michael Boutros, Strategist

U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls were just the catalyst we were looking for with the DXY reversing sharply off resistance on Friday. The majors remain in focus and while there aren’t too many compelling entries to start the week, the levels are pretty clear.

Swissie remains my favored trade at the moment and I want to see if price can hold below the 9833 threshold early in the week. Interim support rests at 9773 with a break lower targeting the median-line, currently ~9700.

Aussie is coming off a key near-term support confluence at 7735/50 and we’re looking for a reaction off that mark early in the week. A breach above 7826 would be needed to suggest a more significant near-term low is in place.

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Bitcoin rallied into a key resistance range today at 4600/61. Our outlook remains constructive while above 4453 with a breach higher targeting the record high-close at 4921. Meanwhile, Ethereum prices have set an impressive monthly opening-range just below resistance at 312/21 – look for the break this week with broader bullish invalidation steady at 234. A topside breach subsequent resistance targets at 350/55.

In this webinar we reviewed current & pending setups and updated technical levels on DXY, USDCHF, Bitcoin, EURUSD, GBPUSD, AUDUSD, AUDNZD, USDCAD, XPDUSD, Gold and GBPJPY. Highlighting this week’s economic docket will be the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) and advanced retail sales data on Friday.

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---Written by Michael Boutros, Currency Strategist with DailyFX

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