EUR/USD Weekly Price Outlook: Euro Trading Levels Heading Into 2019

EUR/USD is poised to close nearly 5% lower year-to-date with the pair trading just 1.5% off the 2018 lows. For months now, we’ve been tracking a key support pivot in Euro and the focus remains on a breakout of the consolidation range which has governed price since October. Here are the key targets & invalidation levels that matter on the EUR/USD weekly chart heading into the close of the year.

EUR/USD WEEKLY PRICE CHART

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Notes: In our last EUR/USD Weekly Technical Outlook we noted that price was trading just above a key support pivot with, “the broader short-bias remains at risk while above this level - for now, I’ll be on the lookout for possible price exhaustion on a move towards 1.13 again.” Nearly three weeks later an Euro has continued to respect this threshold on a weekly close basis with price now testing the monthly range highs into the close of the year.

Key weekly resistance stands at 1.1586-1.16030 where the March trendline converges on the September outside-weekly reversal close (also the high week close) and the 61.8% retracement. A breach / close above this threshold is needed to suggest that a more significant low is in place with such a scenario targeting subsequent topside objectives at 1.1727 and the median-line / 52-week moving average / September high at 1.1800/15.

A close below 1.13 would mark resumption of the broader downtrend (and likely fuel accelerated losses) targeting the key 61.8% retracement of the 2017 advance at 1.1186 and pitchfork support, currently at ~1.1030.

Bottom line: Euro has continued to hold above the 1.13-support pivot with the broader short-bias still vulnerable while above this region heading into the close of the year. From a trading standpoint, I’ll continue to favor fading weakness while above targeting highlighted confluence resistance- look for a bigger reaction there IF reached for further guidance.

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