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Trade Levels for USD Majors, Gold and More amid the Recent Stock Drop

Trade Levels for USD Majors, Gold and More amid the Recent Stock Drop

2018-10-15 15:30:00
Michael Boutros, Technical Strategist
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US Dollar Reverses From Resistance- Recovery to Offer Opportunity

Earlier this month we highlighted a key resistance level in the US Dollar Index (DXY) with our ‘bottom line’ noting that, “From a trading standpoint, the immediate focus is on possible price exhaustion on a push higher towards down-slope pitchfork resistance near 96.13.” The index registered a high at 96.16 last week before reversing sharply with the decline now testing near-term support targets. We’ll also be tracking US Treasury yields this week with the TNX (10Yr Yields) responding to long-term slope resistance last week. Still standing clear of the commodity currencies for now- but there are some major levels we’ll be tracking for guidance. Here are the targets and invalidation levels that matter this week.

Key Levels in Focus

DXY – Interim support targets at 94.71/85 – Resistance at 95.61 with bearish invalidation steady at 96.13.

EUR/USD – constructive while above 1.1490 – Key near-term resistance at 1.1624/28- breach there to fuel rally towards 1.1670.

USD/JPY – Key near-term support at 111.60- break lower would expose 111.30 & 110.76. Resistance at112.25 & 112.65 (bearish invalidation at 113.27).

Gold –– Weekly support at 1210 & 1203. Key price resistance at 1235/36- looking for a stronger reaction there

Crude Oil – Focus to start the week is on key near-term support at 70.64- focus remains lower while below monthly open resistance at 73.50. Downside break targets 69.17.

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

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