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DXY: Monitoring for signs of a pause/retracement - JPMorgan

FXStreet (Bali) - JP Morgan FX Strategists are closely monitoring for signs of a pause/retracement in the stellar USD bull run.

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The short and medium term themes continue to develop highlighted by the overall bullish setup for the USD. Still, with the week’s close ending with a mixed tone, we are closely monitoring for signs of a pause/retracement."

"However, at this point, there remains little evidence of a reversal particularly given the impulsive backup in US rates. An important focus stays on the commodity currencies highlighted by the bearish bias for AUD/USD. Importantly, last week’s breakdown below the critical .9238/.9180 support zone argues for additional weakness while suggesting a higher risk that a deeper corrective phase can develop."

"In turn, we continue to see potential for a closer test of the .8982/62 support zone (includes the head and shoulders objective), if not the .8890/58 area (76.4% retrace). Similarly, the post-RBNZ price action for NZD/USD suggests the downtrend is accelerating following the violation of the important .8282/35 support zone (76.4% retracement. Short term targets enter at the .8148 area (61.8% retracement from the Sept ’13 low), followed by the .8051 Feb low."

"Moreover, last week’s push above the 1.1027/54 zone for USD/CAD suggests an increased risk that prices can extend back to the March high particularly after holding key support in the 1.08 area."

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