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The EUR/USD broke into new lows for the week, coming down to the 1.2660 level at the beginning of the 5/17 US trading session. The 1.2625-1.2660 support area has been documented at FXTimes on the daily chart. On the 4H chart, we see that the market could be already developing a bullish divergence with the RSI (lower price low, higher RSI low), as well as a bullish divergence with the Bollinger Band (lower price low, but second price low failing to break across the band after the previous low did).

*The bollinger band here is 3 standard deviations from the 200SMA.


The daily chart shows that the free fall might be slowing. For counter-trend traders this offers a better scenario to go long here than trying to catch a falling knife. The buy-EUR/USD-trade-plan here should have a stop below 1.26 and a conservative target to 1.28, with an aggressive target to 1.29.

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Fan Yang CMT is a forex trader, analyst, educator and Chief Technical Strategist of FXTimes - provider of Forex News, Analysis, Education, Videos, Charts, and other trading resources.

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