EUR/USD Exchange Rate Has Fallen Below 1.08 Level


As the EUR/USD chart today shows, yesterday the rate dropped by 0.46% – the most significant strengthening of the US dollar against the euro in one day this month. Moreover, the rate fell below the psychological mark of 1.08 euros per dollar (in the first half of May, it served as resistance).

Yesterday's movement was influenced by:

→ news of rising inflation in Germany. As reported by Think.ING, inflation reached 2.4% year-on-year, up from 2.2% in April – highlighting uncertainty and the resilience of inflation;

→ the rise of the US dollar, driven by falling Treasury bonds, which increased the appeal of the American currency due to both higher yields in the US and demand for safe-haven assets.

Analysing the chart on 23 May in the article "EUR/USD Price Forms Bullish Reversal," we:

→ drew an ascending channel (shown in blue);

→ highlighted the importance of resistance at the 1.0875 level.

Since then, the price has risen from 1.08393, bouncing off the lower boundary to the aforementioned resistance at 1.0875, but it failed to break through. This was followed by yesterday's decline.

In addition:

→ the EUR/USD price broke below the lower boundary of the blue channel, putting its relevance into serious doubt;

→ the price formed an A-B-C-D structure (with the D low possibly yet to be rewritten) of two lower lows and highs, indicating a potential shift in the May trend from bullish to bearish.

For now, the market is holding above the 1.08 level, but it is possible that upcoming news (notably the release of the US PCE index tomorrow at 15:30 GMT+3) could disrupt the balance. If a new batch of fundamental drivers leads to another bearish impulse, we could assume that a broader downtrend (indicated by the red channel, originating from the July 2023 peak) is resuming.

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