EUR/USD holds below the $1.3915 peak
EUR/USD strengthened towards the $1.3900 mark in the Asian morning, but holds below the Friday’s 2-year peak of $1.3915. Better-than-expected US NFP on Friday hindered the continuation of EUR-rally. On Monday French industrial production disappointed the markets, contracting by 0.2%. The pair will likely wait until Tuesday for more decisive moves.
Technically, the pair approached a strong resistance in the $1.3900/4000 area. This is the 2008-2014 resistance trend line and the top of the monthly Ichimoku. The ECB-driven move brought the pair into this area, but was not strong enough to overcome it.
We believe EUR/USD still has a potential to hit $1.4000, but there is a clear need for the market to correct lower. Key support lies at $1.3830 and $1.3780 – look to buy euro on dips. Slide below $1.3700 would return the negative outlook.
Chart. Daily EUR/USD