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EUR/USD could tumble down below the 2018 low on a strong NFP

The  EUR/USD  lost some ground as the greenback continued advancing on Thursday. The central event of the day is the US Non-Farm Payrolls report, and significant support is below the 2018 low.

The  Technical Confluences Indicator  shows that the pair may find weak support at  1.1586  which is the convergence of the Pivot Point one-month Support 1, the 4h-Low, and the Bolinger Band 15m-Lower. Another thin line of support is at  1.1508, the 2018 low.

Yet the most substantial downside cushion is only at  1.1471  which is the confluence of three Pivot Points, the one-day Support 3, the one-week Support 3, and the one-month Support 2.

Moving up will be harder. Immediate resistance is at  1.1604  which is the meeting point of the Simple Moving Average 5-4h, the Bolinger Band one-hour-Middle, the Pivot Point one-week Support, and the Fibonacci 23.6% one-day.

Considerable upside resistance is at  1.1677  which is the congestion of the Simple Moving Average 50-one-day, the SMA 200-1h, the SMA 50-4h, the SMA 100-4h, the SMA 200-4h, the SMA 100-1h, the Fibonacci 38.2% one-week, with more notable levels around it.

Here is how it looks on the tool:

EUR USD NFP day confluence levels August 3 2018

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Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.