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Forex pairs in this Article » EUR/USD (New York) - The EUR/USD foreign exchange rate took a nasty spill during US trading, driven by the strengthening of the USD across the board Tuesday and the release of mixed US data.

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EUR/USD strategic bias

According to Karen Jones, an analyst at Commerzbank, “The EUR/USD is coming off its current August high at 1.3401 which was made last week close to the 200-week MA. Now that the 1.3362 accelerated uptrend line has been slipped through, the 1.3208/1.3188 support zone is being eyed. It is where the July 11 high and the current August low were made. Only a drop through this support zone will alleviate immediate upside pressure, though. Failure here will target the 1.3000 region. Loss of this zone is needed to re-target the 1.2755/40 July and April lows.”

EUR/USD technical levels

The EUR/USD is has now pulled back to the 1.3258 level in these moments, incurring a loss of -0.28% off its opening during US trading. Technically speaking, the EUR/USD broke below support at 1.3278, hitting a low of 1.3251. Presently the pair remains fortified by additional means at 1.3260 and 1.3246.
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