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Talking Points: Swiss Franc Sank After SNB Unexpectedly Unveiled Negative Interest Rates US Dollar May Turn Lower as Markets Rethink FOMC Outcome Implications See Economic Releases Directly on Your Charts with the DailyFX News App The Swiss Franc slumped after the Swiss National Bank unexpectedly dropped interest rates into negative territory at -0.25 percent. The […]
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- EUR/USD Technical Strategy: Flat
- Support: 1.2324, 1.2249, 1.2173
- Resistance:1.2418, 1.2569, 1.2676
The Euro turned sharply lower against the US Dollar, with sellers reclaiming a foothold below the 1.24 figure. A daily close below the intersection of falling wedge top resistance-turned-support and the 38.2% Fibonacci expansion at 1.2324 exposes the 50% level at 1.2249. Alternatively, a turn above the 23.6% Fib at 1.2418 opens the door for a challenge of the December 16 high at 1.2569.
Risk/reward considerations argue against entering short with prices in close proximity to support. On the other hand, the absence of a defined bullish reversal signal suggests taking up the long side is premature. We will remain flat for now, waiting for a more actionable opportunity to present itself.
After breaking past $319 yesterday, bitcoin extended the move lower to $312. The downtrend continued today with more losses to $304.05. After the lows prices rallied on BTC-E, spiking to a high of $319.45 four hours ago. But when the other bitcoin exchanges didn’t follow the move and remained flat, price fell back down. We […]