What to expect from EUR/USD?
Kira Iukhtenko, FX BAZOOKA analyst
EUR/USD extended the upside over the past week. At the beginning of the week euro paused a little, but bounced from the $1.3830 support and moved to the upside with renewed energy. The pair hit a fresh high of $1.3966 on Thursday – highest since 2011. Rally slowed later in the day as better-than-expected US data increased the QE tapering expectations on the March 19 meeting.
All in all, the market remains quite optimistic on the EUR/USD prospects, despite the attempts of the European officials to calm the demand spurred by Draghi on a March meeting. We see a good chance to test the $1.4250 area in the coming weeks, but this week we still expect a bearish correction to extend towards the $1.3720 support.
Technical factors confirm the need for retracement. The pair keeps on testing the major resistance area $1.3900/4000 and lacks an immediate power to break above it. This is the 2008-2014 resistance line and the upper boarder of the monthly Ichimoku Cloud. There is a MACD divergence on the weekly chart.
Near-term support lies at $1.3830 (61.8% Fibo from the 2011-2012 decline) and $1.3800. The market will remain bullish until the $1.3720 holds.
Chart. H4 EUR/USD