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The Return of Volatility: Weekly Technical Outlook

The Return of Volatility: Weekly Technical Outlook

Michael Boutros,
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Will the Market Sell-off Continue?

We’re almost 5% off the highs in the SPX and while we could see some recovery near-term, the technical damage has been done and we’re likely to see lower levels in the days ahead. A quick look at the bond market also highlights upcoming resistance in yields with the 10-year eyeing a long-term slope confluence around 2.90 just higher.

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An in-depth, multi-timeframe look at the DXY (Dollar Index) alongside the FX Majors heading into the start of the week. Our outlook remains unchanged from last week and, “The price-action analog we’ve been following continues to suggest that a material risk remains for some USD exhaustion (rebound in price) as price approaches structural support just above the 88-handle.” Ultimately we’re looking for fresh lows in the DXY before a more significant turn higher in price.

Key Levels in Focus

DXY – Near-term support still 88.00/27- Resistance at 90

AUD/USD - Key near-term support steady at 7886/94- Bearish invalidation lowered to 8004

AUD/JPY - Risk for a near-term rebound- Rallies should be capped by 88.07IF the broader decline is to remain viable

USD/CAD – Looking for resistance on a stretch into 1.2530s – bearish invalidation now 1.2580/97

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) – Risk remains lower towards support zones at 6519-6790s & 5523-5646 for a near-term low.

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Keep in mind, the February opening ranges are just taking shape with the BoE (Bank of England) interest rate decision and Canada Employment highlighting event risk this week. Updated technical setups discussed on DXY, SPX500, DAX, JPN225 (NIKEI 225), TNX (10yr Yields), AUDUSD, BTC/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CAD, AUD/JPY, GBP/USD, NZD/USD and GBP/NZD.

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

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