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Mid-Week Technical Outlook: USD
After dominating the FX space throughout 2022, the dollar’s reign could be coming to an end.
Since the start of Q4, dollar bulls have been missing in action as investors bet the Federal Reserve will slow the pace of rate hikes in the face of slowing economic growth.
This has pushed the Dollar Index (DXY) to its lowest level in five weeks, injecting bears with enough confidence to attack 110.00. Given how the dollar may weaken further on Fed pivot hopes, this could drag the DXY towards 109.00 in the near term.
We can see a similar theme in the equally-weighted USD index. Prices are under pressure on the weekly charts. Sustained weakness below 1.2500 could open the doors towards 1.2184.
EURUSD back above parity
As the dollar struggles across the board, this has offered an opportunity for currencies to fight back. Euro bulls wasted no time in pushing the EURUSD back above parity for the first time in five weeks. With dollar bulls missing in action amid Fed pivot hopes, and the ECB expected to raise rates by 75 basis points on Thursday, this has propelled the EURUSD towards 1.0030. A daily close above parity could encourage a move towards 1.0100 in the short term. If parity proves to be unreliable support, we could see a decline back toward 0.9900.
GBPUSD breaks above 1.1490
Pound bulls blasted above the 1.1490 resistance level this morning thanks to a weaker dollar. Prices have turned bullish on the daily timeframe and could hit the 100 SMA in the short term. A strong break above this level may see prices test the daily bullish channel around 1.1850. Should the upside lose momentum, a move back toward 1140 could be on the cards.
AUDUSD eyes 0.6550
It looks like AUDUSD bulls are back in town. The sharp rebound witnessed today could signal the return of bulls with 0.6550 acting as a key point of interest. A strong break above this level could see the currency pair target the 50-day SMA and higher. Should 0.6550 prove to be a tough resistance to crack, the AUDUSD could return towards 0.6340 and 0.6200, respectively.
USDJPY capped below 149.00?
After creating consistently higher highs and higher lows, USDJPY bulls could be taking a break. Prices are trading back below 149.00 thanks to fundamental forces and may sink lower due to a weaker dollar. Bears may target 145.00 and 143.50 which is where the 50-day SMA resides.
Watch out for the NZDUSD
It looks like the NZDUSD could be gearing for a major breakout above 0.5800. Such a move could open a path toward the 50 day SMA at 0.5880 and 0.5900. A scenario where 0.5800 holds the forte may send prices back towards 0.5720 and 0.5560.