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Forex: USD/CHF retesting the 0.9300 resistance

The USD/CHF has been on the winning end of the risk-off movement that has enveloped the market Thursday, as market participants are still trying to digest yesterdays FOMC minutes. A surge that took the exchange to 0.9322 (session high) was ultimately sequestered in recent moments, easing the pair back towards the 0.9306/08 level at the time of writing.

According to Slobodan Drvenica, an analyst at Windsor Brokers Ltd., after breaking above and currently testing resistance at 0.9300 (key upside barrier), the USD/CHF is in the drivers seat and is slated to face additional means of calculated resistances at 0.9323 and 0.9345. On the pullback, a move below 0.9271 will foster supportive means at the 0.9254 handle, down to 0.9227.

“The near-term bulls regained ground after yesterday’s brief break below 0.9200 higher base, which found ground above 0.9150 breakpoint. A fresh extension through 0.9256 (previous range top) has so far tested our next target at 0.9300 (Fib 76.4% of 0.9387/0.9020 and daily Ichimoku cloud top), where overbought hourly studies have attempted to cap the rally.” notes Drvenica.

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