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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
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Key Event Risk This Week
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Weekly Technical Updates:
- Crude Oil Prices (WTI)
- New Zealand Dollar (NZD/USD)
- Euro vs US Dollar (EUR/USD)
- Aussie vs Japanese Yen (AUD/JPY)
- British Pound (GBP/USD)
- Australian Dollar (AUD/USD)
---Written by Michael Boutros, Currency Strategist with DailyFX
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