EUR/USD Technicals – 1.376 Next Bearish Target

EUR/USD broke 1.38 round figure yesterday, but prices failed to push all the way to 1.376 with bears getting stuck at 1.378. This is not entirely surprising as there wasn’t any strong catalyst for EUR/USD to head lower yesterday, with the decline likely just a bearish response following yet another unprovoked sharp rally on Tuesday’s US session.

Hourly Chart


Nonetheless, with overall S/T momentum still looking bearish, it is likely that we could see a break of 1.378 soon. However, a break of 1.376 (or 1.375) support is much harder as there isn’t any potential catalyst today. Hence, EUR/USD bears will simply be running on sentiment alone, which has limited follow-through. Stochastic indicator agrees with current bearish cycle close to the end of the cycle. Also, it should be noted that the 2 instances of unexplained rallies occurred during US afternoons, and looking at current pace of decline, it is likely that a test of 1.376/1.375 will occur during then, increasing the risk of yet another unexplained rally which can disrupt bearish efforts.

Daily Chart


Price action on Daily Chart suggest that the breakout of 1.3815 has been invalidated, giving initiative to bearish movements. However, as we are also close to the end of current bearish cycle, further confirmation of strong bearish conviction is needed to successfully invalidate the uptrend that has been in play since early Feb. Without which, current bearish response could simply be regarded as corrective in nature, and a push back towards 1.3815 cannot be ignored.

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Mingze Wu

Mingze Wu

Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Based in Singapore, Mingze Wu focuses on trading strategies and technical and fundamental analysis of major currency pairs. He has extensive trading experience across different asset classes and is well-versed in global market fundamentals. In addition to contributing articles to MarketPulseFX, Mingze centers on forex and macro-economic trends impacting the Asia Pacific region.
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