John J Hardy
Saxo Bank’s head of FX strategy John Hardy takes a closer look at trends and moves in today’s forex charts, including EURUSD, USDJPY, AUDUSD, and EURSEK.
Article / 29 January 2018 at 15:48 GMT

FX Board: Broad EUR weakness grabs market attention — #SaxoStrats

Head of FX Strategy / Saxo Bank
  • EURUSD consolidating but bull trend remains
  • 1.15 perhaps the next key area in EURCHF
  • EURSEK moving towards potential downside break
It is euro and not dollar bears who are making moves today. Photo: /

By John J Hardy

Please see today's FX Board PDF attached to this post for the latest Notes of Interest, Trend and Trend Heat readings, as well as a few thoughts on key chart developments below.

Charts: EURUSD

EURUSD price action today was a fairly straightforward consolidation after a couple of intraday rallies over the last two sessions were turned back. But the bullish argument doesn't weaken tactically unless the price action is taken back through the 1.2325-00 area and structurally, only a big selloff below 1.2100 could threaten to turn the tide. 

We have a number of big US event risks this week and the next focus higher if 1.2500 is retaken into a weekly close could be the 1.3000 area, which is perhaps the most oft-contested big round figure in EURUSD modern history.


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Source: Saxo Bank 


Some of the euro weakness may be due to a high momentum breakdown of the weakly rising channel in EURCHF, a setup that suggests that longs were in an increasingly crowded trade (the breakdown in USDCHF to new multi-year lows is also aggravating at the margin). 

The next area of interest is perhaps the 1.1500 round figure and then the rising 200-day moving average, currently above 1.1350.

Source: Saxo Bank  


EURSEK is trying to join its Scandie cousin NOK in breaking a key pivot zone that opens up more of the downside range, starting with perhaps the 9.60-65 area, though the range extends all the way below 9.50 to the big 9.41 low area of 2017.

Source: Saxo Bank  
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FX Board for Monday, January 29, 2018


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