EURUSD Looks for Support After Bearish Week

Despite dovish developments in the US economy, the EURUSD faced a challenging week last week, fuelled by declining inflation in the Eurozone, which triggered a selloff on Thursday. Year-over-year inflation declined from 2.9% to 2.4%, falling below the 2.7% forecast, while the core inflation showed a similar decline from 4.2% to 3.6%, defying the consensus for a 3.9% print. 

However, Friday provided some respite as Jerome Powell confirmed the sentiment that rate cuts might happen in a few months, acknowledging that the current monetary policy is working as expected in slowing the economy down. The CME FedWatch Tool attributes a 54% chance of a cut in March, with a 38% probability of another cut in May. In the upcoming week, the two falling currencies will be fully engaged in a tug of war, awaiting the pivotal NFP print on Friday to confirm a sustainable trend direction.  


On the 4H chart, a bearish trend has prevailed following a breakdown of the ascending channel pattern. The currency pair has fallen below the 25-SMA (green line), 50-SMA (blue line), and recently the 100-SMA (orange line), which now offers resistance to the potential recovery. However, the RSI indicates potential oversold conditions, which could result in a temporary pullback. 

If the currency pair can push above the 100-SMA at 1.0875, a prior demand zone close to 1.0882 could be the first hurdle to the retracement. However, a push above the demand zone could see a retest of the 61.8% Fibonacci golden ratio at 1.0901 before the prior Fibonacci midpoint comes into play, offering additional resistance close to the 50-SMA at 1.0923. 

The downtrend could extend into the new week if the currency pair fails to withstand the 100-SMA resistance. Neckline support is established at 1.0852, which could offer a last line of defence. If this support fails to withhold the selling pressure, a longer-term downtrend could trickle toward 1.0832 in the upcoming sessions.  


The EURUSD currency pair has been under heavy selling pressure in recent sessions and is fast approaching the neckline support at 1.0852. This support could be crucial in either catalysing a pullback above the 100-SMA or confirming the presence of sustainable selling pressure, which could extend the downtrend toward 1.0832.  

Sources: Koyfin, Tradingview, Reuters 

Piece written by Tiaan van Aswegen, Trive Financial Market Analyst 

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