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EUR/USD (daily chart as of August 12, 2015) has been trading higher since it hit the 1.0850 support level on August 4 (green arrow on chart). This is a confluence of support levels, including the support line connecting the March 13 low, April 13 low, and July 20 low (line 3 on chart).


Current price is testing the uptrend line connecting the March 13 low and May 27 low (line 2 on chart), which acted as a resistance line on July 27 (red arrow on chart). Note that current price is approaching a medium-term resistance line connecting the February 3 high, May 15 high, and June 18 high (line 1 on chart). As we can see that the pair is now trading in a larger triangle range between line 1 (or 200-day EMA) and line 3.

Watch closely the price action against line 2 for the following trading sessions. If the pair clears this important resistance, it could trade higher to test the 200-day EMA and line 1. If line 2 remains as resistance, the pair could decline to test line 3 again. Note also that the 200-day EMA is turning flat, and approaching line 2 and line 1, which makes a potential resistance confluence.

Support levels:
S1: Line 3
S2: 1.0660 (April 21 low)
S3: 1.0460 (March 31 low)

Resistance levels:
R1: Line 2
R2: 200-day EMA and Line 1
R3: 1.1680 (January 21 high)

Post by Diane Ming, Contributing Author of She is an Affiliate Member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA).

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