EUR/USD Stalls after Falling to Critical Support

EUR/USD Price Setup:

EUR/USD has fallen to a key level of support after falling short of the 1.2400 psychological level late last week. With a range of high impact economic events on the horizon the big question is whether bears can continue to push, or whether Fibonacci support will be able to contain the lows.

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While the probability of additional fiscal stimulus for the US has been priced into the market, higher treasury yields have helped buoy US Dollar strength, pushing EUR/USD price action into a confluent zone of support that came into play several times throughout December 2020.

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EUR/USD Technical Analysis

After recovering from March 2020 lows, the upward trend pertaining to EUR/USD prevailed, eager to test the 2018 high. However, following a test of the upper bound of the Bollinger Band combined with the formation of a tombstone doji, EUR/USD bears were able to push prices lower until reaching a critical zone of support at 1.2134.

EUR/USD Weekly Chart

EUR/USD Weekly Chart

Chart prepared by Tammy Da Costa, IG

For now, prices remain in a short-term range-bound state, with the Moving Average Convergence Divergence currently resting below the zero line, a potential indication that bearish momentum may prevail. Meanwhile the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is within range, but remains faithful to the lower bound, at least in the short-term.

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EUR/USD 4 Hour Chart

EUR/USD 4 Hour Chart

Chart prepared by Tammy Da Costa, IG

Should bulls take charge once again, a break above the key psychological level of 1.2200 could result in bullish continuation with the potential for tests towards the January highs.

However, a break below current support could see bears testing the 50% Fibonacci retracement level of the historical move, at 1.2100.

EUR/USD Sentiment

Euro Dollar Forecast: EUR/USD Stalls after Falling to Critical Support

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At the time of writing, retail trader data shows 45.76% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.19 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 17.31% higher than yesterday and 28.19% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 1.68% lower than yesterday and 9.83% lower from last week.

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-short suggests EUR/USD prices may continue to rise.

Yet traders are less net-short than yesterday and compared with last week. Recent changes in sentiment warn that the current EUR/USD price trend may soon reverse lower despite the fact traders remain net-short.

— Written by Tammy Da Costa, Market Writer for DailyFX.com

Contact and follow Tammy on Twitter: @Tams707

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