GBPUSD arouses interest, EURUSD is consolidating near June 2020's lows

GBPUSD arouses interest, EURUSD is consolidating near June 2020's lows

EURUSD tests resistance

Intraday Market Analysis – USD Struggles For Bids - 1The US dollar stalled over improved risk appetite. The pair is consolidating near June 2020’s lows. A bearish breakout would further extend the downtrend.

The euro so far has found buyers at 1.1235. The bulls need to lift offers around 1.1360, the upper band of the recent consolidation range, before they could hope for a reversal. An extended rally may send the price to 1.1460.

In the meantime, the RSI’s overbought situation could briefly limit the bullish push as intraday traders take profit near the resistance.

GBPUSD makes a bullish attempt

Intraday Market Analysis – USD Struggles For Bids - 2

The sterling surged after Britain’s economy showed solid growth in Q3. A previous rebound to the supply zone near 1.3370 has put pressure on the short side.

Then the pound found bids at 1.3170. Four attempts at this key support suggest a strong interest in keeping the price steady. 1.3370 is a major hurdle as it coincides with the 30-day moving average.

A breakout could initiate a bullish reversal and propel the pound to 1.3500. An overbought RSI may cause a short pullback with 1.3240 as the closest support.

USOIL awaits breakout

Intraday Market Analysis – USD Struggles For Bids - 3

WTI crude found support from a larger-than-expected decline in US inventories. Price action saw active buying above 66.00, keeping the early December rally valid in the process.

The latest rebound is testing the supply zone around 73.30, which sits along the 30-day moving average. A close above this area of interest would force the bears to cover, paving the way for a rally towards 78.00.

On the downside, 71.00 is the immediate support. And 68.50 is a second line of defense in case of a deeper correction.

John Benjamin

John Benjamin

John Benjamin is a Macro-Analyst at Orbex. John has over 8 years of experience specializing in the currency markets, tracking the macroeconomic and geopolitical developments shaping the financial markets. John applies a mix of fundamental and technical analysis and has a special interest in inter-market analysis and global politics.