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US Dollar Breakout to Fresh Yearly Highs Testing Slope Resistance

The US Dollar Index (DXY) broke / closed above the 200-week moving average we’ve been tracking for months now with the advance taking price into yearly slope resistance. Once again we start the week with the USD at resistance and while the broader focus remains higher, the threat of a near-term pullback remains while below 96.52- look for a breach there to mark resumption.

Key Levels in Focus

DXY – Immediate resistance at 96.52, backed by 97.10/20- Support 95.55, bullish invalidation 95.15

EUR/USD – Testing support at 1.1366- initial resistance 1.1448 & 1.1495. Break lower exposes 1.1280s.

USD/CAD – Looking for support at 1.31 IF price is indeed heading higher. Resistance 1.3165/85

NZD/USD – Focus is lower in Kiwi sub-6660. Main support target at 6515/17

Gold – Risk is lower sub-1215– Next key support range in gold at1175/80.

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

Follow Michael on Twitter @MBForex or contact him at mboutros@dailyfx.com