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  • EUR/USD is closing on the 200-week MA. Technical outlook would worsen if that average is breached on a weekly closing basis.  
  • The pair risks closing below the 200-week MA today, courtesy of fading prospects of ECB rate hike.  
  • Investors are adding bets to position for weakness in the common currency, risk reversals show.  

The EUR/USD pair is currently trading at 1.1342 – within striking distance from the 200-week moving average (MA), currently at 1.1326.  

That long-term average has caught lows on a weekly closing basis several times in the last six months. So, acceptance below that key support would imply a resumption of the sell-off from 2018 highs above 1.25 and could yield a drop to the psychological support of 1.10.  

More importantly, markets are beginning to fear that Eurozone’s waning economic fortunes may force the European Central Bank (ECB) to do away with its tightening plans. As a result, the EUR risks closing below the 200-week MA today.  

Validating that bearish case is rising demand for the EUR put options (bearish bets). One-month 25 delta risk reversals are currently trading in favor of puts at -0.637; the lowest level since Dec. 18. The negative number indicates the value of put options is more than that of call options. Put  simply, the investors are adding bets to position for a deeper drop in the common currency.  

All-in-all, EUR/USD looks primed for a bearish weekly close. The bearish case could weaken if German exports data, due at 07:00 GMT, blows past expectations.  

EUR/USD Technical Levels

EUR/USD

Overview:
       Today Last Price:  1.1341
       Today Daily change:  -1  pip
       Today Daily change %:  -0.01%
       Today Daily Open:  1.1342
Trends:
       Daily SMA20:  1.1406
       Daily SMA50:  1.14
       Daily SMA100:  1.143
       Daily SMA200:  1.1548
Levels:
       Previous Daily High:  1.1376
       Previous Daily Low:  1.1324
       Previous Weekly High:  1.1516
       Previous Weekly Low:  1.139
       Previous Monthly High:  1.1586
       Previous Monthly Low:  1.1289
       Daily Fibonacci 38.2%:  1.1344
       Daily Fibonacci 61.8%:  1.1356
       Daily Pivot Point S1:  1.1319
       Daily Pivot Point S2:  1.1295
       Daily Pivot Point S3:  1.1266
       Daily Pivot Point R1:  1.1371
       Daily Pivot Point R2:  1.14
       Daily Pivot Point R3:  1.1424