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EUR/USD 1H Chart 8/13/2012 9:18AM EDT


The EUR/USD reached 1.2240, the 2nd target mentioned in last week's update, before finding support. After some sideways trading, the EUR/USD rallied heading into 8/13 US trading, pushing above a near-term declining trendline seen in the 1H chart. Also, the 1H RSI pushed above 60 and tagged 70. These signs reflect a market that has not picked a direction as it tests lower range of last week's range roughly between 1.2442 and 1.2340.

Still, if the market can push back below 1.23 from this point, I think we can take that as a sign of respect to last week's range, and therefore bearish take-over in the short-term. Otherwise, staying above 1.23, the market has upside to test the upper zone of last week's range and a declining trendline seen in the Daily chart.

You can also see in the daily chart that the market is trading toward the crossroad between resistance and support trendlines, while the overall mode is still bearish.

EUR/USD day Chart 8/13/2012 9:20AM EDT


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