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Equities continue to rally, providing support to the shared currency as the EUR/USD pair is nearing the 1.18 level but a bullish continuation is not yet confirmed. On the data front, US inflation ticked higher in July, further boosting the positive ruling mood, FXStreet’s Chief Analyst Valeria Bednarik reports.

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“The US has just published July inflation data. The monthly consumer price index was up 0.6% in the month, matching the previous month reading and beating expectations of 0.3%. Yearly basis, the CPI was up 1%, while the core yearly reading printed at 1.6%, both beating expectations.”

“The 4-hour chart shows that EUR/USD is currently advancing above a bearish 20 SMA, after finding buyers around a bullish 100 SMA. Technical indicators, in the meantime, head north but remain stuck to neutral levels.”

“The EUR/USD pair would need to advance beyond 1.1830 to confirm an upcoming bullish extension towards this year high at 1.1915.”