EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Euro Rebound Losing Steam?
EUR/USD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: BEARISH
- Euro retraces, testing back above October support-turned-resistance
- Retail trader sentiment studies suggesting scope for further recovery
- Rising Wedge setup, RSI divergence warn upside momentum fading
The Euro has rebounded against the US Dollar after landing at a three-year low, as expected. The four-hour chart now shows EUR/USD has reclaimed a tentative foothold above support-turned-resistance marked by the October 2019 swing bottom (confirmation on a daily closing basis is absent for now).
If the move continues to find follow-through prices may move to revisit another recently broken multi-month support range in the 1.0989-94 area. This is reinforced by falling-trend line resistance guiding downward progress since the beginning of the year.
That the recovery is tracing out a typically-bearish Rising Wedge pattern coupled with negative RSI divergence warns that scope for gains might be limited and downtrend resumption not far behind. Confirming as much would need a break of the pattern’s lower boundary, now at 1.0855.
EUR/USD 4-hour chart created with TradingView
EUR/USD TRADER SENTIMENT
Retail sentiment data shows 66.16% of traders are net-long, with the long–to–short ratio at 1.95 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 13.64% lower than yesterday and 22.9% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 8.39% higher than yesterday and 4.11% higher from last week.
IG Client Sentiment (IGCS) is typically used as a contrarian indicator, and traders being net-long suggests EUR/USD may continue to fall.Yet positioning is less net-long than yesterday and compared with last week, which hints that EUR/USD may continue to rebound.
See the full IGCS sentiment report here.
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— Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com
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