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EUR/USD retreats from highs

FXStreet (Edinburgh) - The bullish attempt in the single currency is now taking a breather, with the EUR/USD easing to the 1.3180 area after hitting highs near 1.3190.

EUR/USD firmer on risk sentiment

The risk aversion seems to be stepping back on Wednesday, allowing the current rebound from overnight lows around 1.3150. There are no data releases in the euro area and in the US today, leaving spot to the mercy of the risk appetite trends. “EURUSD’s weak performance last week confirms the bearish outlook for the single currency in the near-to-medium term. Having broke consolidation support at 1.3335 (bear wedge on the daily chart, above), we expect EURUSD to stage a repeat of the 1.3697/1.3335 move down from the breakdown point (targets a fall to the high 1.29s)”, observed Shaun Osborne, Chief FX Strategist at TD Securities.

EUR/USD levels to watch

At the moment the pair is up 0.11% at 1.3182 with the next hurdle at 1.3221 (high Aug.25) ahead of 1.3297 (high Aug.22) and then 1.3324 (high Aug.20). On the flip side, a breakdown of 1.3105 (low Sep.6 2013) would aim for 1.3089 (low Jul.19) and finally 1.3051 (low Jul.16 2013).

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