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  • The EUR/USD pair charted a bearish outside day candle yesterday.
  • A close below the previous day’s low of 1.1726 would confirm a bearish reversal.
  • The pair risks a bearish close on a hawkish interpretation of the Fed policy.

The EUR/USD pair created a bearish outside day candle yesterday and could suffer a bearish close today on a  hawkish interpretation of the Fed policy.

The US central bank raised rates by 25 basis point (bps) yesterday. More importantly, it removed the word “accommodative”  and kept the interest rate dot plot unchanged, triggering speculation that the tightening cycle is nearing an end. As a result, the EUR/USD jumped to a high of 1.1798.  

However, the spike was short lived and the pair fell back to 1.1726, as the markets quickly realized that removal of the word accommodative does not necessarily mean the Fed is done with the rate hikes and could push rates above the neutral level if the economy shows signs of overheating. This hawkish interpretation may keep the pair under pressure today.

Notably, a bearish reversal would be confirmed if the spot closes below 1.1726 (previous day’s low) validating yesterday’s bearish outside day candle.

Further, the greenback could pick up a strong bid if the US Q2 GDP and August durable goods figure, scheduled for release today, paint a positive picture of the US economy.

EUR/USD Technical Levels

Resistance: 1.1791 (July 9 high), 1.1815 (Sept. 24 high), 1.1852 (June 14 high)

Support: 1.1716 (10-day moving average), 1.1656 (100-day moving average), 1.1615 (50-day moving average)