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  • The pair loses further momentum and tests 1.1370.
  • The greenback moves higher to daily tops near 96.60/65.
  • EMU’s Sentix index missed estimates at 8.8 in November.

The better tone surrounding the greenback is now forcing EUR/USD to ease further ground and challenge 2-day lows around 1.1370.

EUR/USD now looks to US data

Spot is down for the second session in a row on Monday, coming under renewed selling pressure and putting Friday’s low in the 1.1370 zone to the test, always against the backdrop of the continuation of the bid tone in the buck.

Renewed US-China trade jitters, omnipresent uncertainty around Brexit and October’s solid report from the US labour market (published last Friday) are all collaborating today with the down move in the pair.

In the data space, the Sentix index – which gauges the investors’ confidence in the euro bloc – dropped to 8.8 for the current month, coming in below expectations and down from October’s 11.4.

Across the Atlantic, final Services PMI for October are due ahead of the more relevant ISM Non-manufacturing for the same period.

EUR/USD levels to watch

At the moment, the pair is down 0.18% at 1.1369 and a break below 1.1334 (low Oct.26) would target 1.1316 (200-week SMA) en route to 1.1301 (low Oct.31). On the flip side, the next up barrier aligns at 1.1458 (high Nov.2) seconded by 1.1508 (low May 29) and finally 1.1550 (high Oct.22).