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  • EUR/USD Technical Strategy: Shorts Preferred
  • Bullish Engulfing Formation May Yield A Corrective Bounce
  • Selling Into Rallies Preferred With Core Downtrend Intact

EUR/USDhas staged an about face after failing to crack the 1.3150 floor which has left a Bullish Engulfing formation in its wake. The key reversal pattern warns of a corrective bounce to fill the weekend gap. However, against the backdrop of a core downtrend, a more sustained recovery may prove difficult. This leaves selling into rallies preferred with a retest of 1.3240 likely to see pressure on the pair renewed.

EUR/USD: Bullish Engulfing Pattern Opens Prospect Of A Corrective Bounce

EUR/USD Bullish Engulfing Pattern May See Limited Follow-Through

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A Morning Star formation on the four chart offered an early indication of a potential bounce for the Euro. The clearance of the 1.3185 barrier alongside an absence of bearish reversal signals casts the spotlight on 1.3240.

EUR/USD: Morning Star Offered Early Indication Of A Bounce

EUR/USD Bullish Engulfing Pattern May See Limited Follow-Through

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