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EUR/USD flirting with daily lows, below 1.1400 handle

   •  ECB President Mario Draghi's dovish comments continue to weigh on the shared currency.
   •  A modest pickup in the USD demand further collaborates to the pair’s ongoing downfall.

The EUR/USD pair reversed an early European session uptick to an intraday high level of 1.1425 and is currently placed at the lower end of its daily trading range. 

The shared currency remained on the defensive and continues to be weighed down by the ECB President Mario Draghi's overnight dovish comments, saying that recent economic developments have been weaker than expected and that further significant monetary stimulus was still needed amid uncertain global environment. 

The pair did get a minor lift during after some soothing comments by ECB governing council members Ewald Nowotny and Yves Mersch, though a modest pickup in the US Dollar demand prompting some fresh selling at higher levels and further collaborated to the pair's weaker tone for the fourth session in the previous five.

The pair has now moved within striking distance of 1-1/2 week lows, set in the previous session and a follow-through weakness, led by some fresh technical selling amid absent relevant market moving economic releases from the US, now looks a distinct possibility.

Technical outlook

Mario Blascak, FXStreet's own European Chief Analyst explains: “Technically the EUR/USD broke from the consolidation triangle on the downside while it is still moving within a sideways trend. The slide lower in the EUR/USD reflects risk-off sentiment ruling the market amid the slowdown of the global economy with safe haven currencies like the US Dollar benefitting. The broader sideways trend is prevailing with the short-term breakout from the triangle structure indicating further US Dollar strength.”


    Today Last Price: 1.1398
    Today Daily change: -15 pips
    Today Daily change %: -0.131%
    Today Daily Open: 1.1413
    Previous Daily SMA20: 1.1432
    Previous Daily SMA50: 1.1385
    Previous Daily SMA100: 1.1471
    Previous Daily SMA200: 1.1619
    Previous Daily High: 1.1491
    Previous Daily Low: 1.1382
    Previous Weekly High: 1.1571
    Previous Weekly Low: 1.1396
    Previous Monthly High: 1.1486
    Previous Monthly Low: 1.1269
    Previous Daily Fibonacci 38.2%: 1.1424
    Previous Daily Fibonacci 61.8%: 1.145
    Previous Daily Pivot Point S1: 1.1366
    Previous Daily Pivot Point S2: 1.1319
    Previous Daily Pivot Point S3: 1.1257
    Previous Daily Pivot Point R1: 1.1476
    Previous Daily Pivot Point R2: 1.1538
    Previous Daily Pivot Point R3: 1.1585


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