EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CAD, USD/JPY Forecasts – U.S. Dollar Tests New Highs After PMI Reports
- EUR/USD pulled back below the 1.0500 level as PMI reports showed that Germany’s economy remained under strong pressure.
- GBP/USD declined towards the 1.2100 level as Treasury yields moved higher.
- USD/CAD moved towards the resistance at 1.3675 as WTI oil slipped below the $90.00 level.
EUR/USD is losing ground as traders focus on the problems of the European economy after the disappointing Manufacturing PMI report from Germany. Europe’s leading economy remains under strong pressure, which is bearish for euro.
Taking a look at the daily chart, a successful test of the support at 1.0520 will push EUR/USD towards the next support level, which is located in the 1.0360 – 1.0400 area.
GBP/USD is also moving lower as traders focus on the general strength of the American currency.
From the technical point of view, GBP/USD settled below the support at 1.2180 and is moving towards the next support level, which is located in the 1.2000 – 1.2030 range.
USD/CAD rallied as traders reacted to the pullback in the oil market. Rising demand for U.S. dollar provided additional support to USD/CAD.
Currently, USD/CAD is trying to settle above the resistance at 1.3675 – 1.3700. RSI is in the overbought territory, so the risks of a pullback are increasing.
USD/JPY is moving towards the 150 level as the BoJ does not intervene to provide support to the Japanese yen.
If USD/JPY climbs above 150, it will head towards the next resistance at 151.50 – 152.00.
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