Europe Open: Bearish Breakouts in action

EUR/USD H1

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Yesterday’s low and Today’s L3 acting as intraday support against onslaught of bears. After we’ve seen the largest drop in EUR/USD in 2.5 months, a small rebound will not be surprising. H3 may act as significant resistance for bulls today while a break below L3 will accelerate bearish momentum.

GBP/USD H1

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H3 of Cable will also act as significant resistance similar to Fiber. Break below Yesterday’s Low + L3 may indicate a continuation of downtrend, but overall GBP/USD appears to be better supported compared to EUR/USD. If H3 is broken upwards, price could trade within 20 pip range between H3 and H4, which is the consolidation channel we seen back on 8th Oct.

DAX Futures H1

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DAX showing a classic retracement price action that failed to push price back above the breakout. With Today’s prices looking to carve out a new weekly low, bulls will have a tough time pushing prices back up to H3/H4 levels.

FTSE 100 Futures H1

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Same failed retracement pattern observed in FTSE, though the setup is slightly different, the implications are the same as DAX.

Brent Crude Oil H1

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Strong uptrend observed in Crude oil despite the overall bearishness in the market. If we break above Yesterday’s high, $117.5 (top of previous trading range) comes back into focus.

Bottomline:

Bearish breakout occurring in European equity indices. Currencies are still supported but could also break again especially if risk-sentiment continues to be pessimistic. Oil is the only odd one out which has created a new weekly high but that could be easily explained by Middle Eastern conflicts.

 

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