The U.S. dollar rose against the euro on Tuesday on fear some euro zone states won’t be able to withstand higher interest rates, though further gains will likely require the Federal Reserve to hint at tighter policy.
The EURUSD moved as low as 1.3860, testing the recent breakout level before closing the day near 1.3903.
The dollar also rose 0.5 percent at 82.66 yen, the British pound lost about 40 pips to the dollar as the GBPUSD tested its 21 day ema.
Trading Setups / Chart in Focus:
The EURUSD rotated lower today and tested support near the 8 day ema, stopping just short of the horizontal level near 1.3850. We would have liked to see a retest of 1.3850 with an obvious price action setup forming at this level.
1.3750 is the next obvious horizontal support level, and we are watching the dynamic support between the 8 and 21 day emas for potential bullish price action trade setups.
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On Wall Street today stocks rose on the back of falling oil prices and an upbeat profit forecast from Bank of America.
The Dow added 124.58 points, or 1.03 percent, the S&P 500 gained 11.69 points, or 0.89 percent, and the Nasdaq gained 20.14 points, or 0.73 percent.
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