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  • EUR/USD probes a 12-year-long macro bearish trendline. 
  • A break higher may remain elusive for some time due to overbought conditions. 

The American dollar’s relentless sell-off has pushed the EUR/USD close to the resistance of the trendline falling from July 2008 and May 2014 highs. 

At press time, the trendline resistance is located at 1.1788. The pair clocked a high fo 1.1781 during the overnight trade and is now trading at 1.1764, representing a 0.9% gain on a week-to-date basis. 

A strong move above 1.1788 would imply an end of the decade long macro bearish trend. That said, the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the sell-off from the February 2018 high of 1.2556 to the 2020 low of 1.0636 is located at 1.1822. A violation there would be stronger evidence of the bullish breakout. 

However, with the 14-day relative strength index reporting extreme overbought conditions, the bulls may have a tough time forcing a convincing break above 1.1822 in the short-run. 

The pair looks vulnerable to a sudden pullback to the ascending 5-day simple moving average (SMA), currently at 1.1667. 

Weekly chart

Trend: Bullish but overbought

Technical levels