EUR/USD rallies to test the 1.1700 area

The Euro is now testing the 1.1700 area against the US Dollar as the pair has traded positive in eight out of the last nine days. Investors’ confidence remains high as risk appetite is back on the table and NAFTA deal lifted sentiment.

Since August 15 low at 1.1300, the EUR/USD recovered almost 400 hundred pips to trade as high as 1.1695 on Monday and to stay around 1.1685 on Tuesday.

On Monday, news of an imminent NAFTA del between Mexico and the United States took the wires and lifted market sentiment. US stocks rallied on the news and risk appetite fueled us dollar major rivals.

Ildefonso Guajardo, secretary of economy of Mexico, said that talks between the two countries have wrapped up and an announcement could come later in the day. On the other hand, the White House announced that they “have no update at this time.” Later on the day, US president Donald Trump cheered the deal on Twitter: “A big deal looking good with Mexico!”

Back to the EUR/USD, the pair is trading positive on Tuesday as it is approaching the 1.1700. If the pair consolidates gains above that level, the real test will come at the 1.1750, a level that has been containing the pair’s upside potential since the second half of July.

EURUSD daily chart August 27 T

EURUSD daily chart August 27

The picture looks pretty bullish as FXStreet analyst Ross Burland commented in a recent piece. “The technicals are indeed bullish with continuation candles on the daily sticks and while the rice remains above the 55-D MA around 1.1620.”

“Daily RSI still has room to go until overbought territory. 1.1780 is objective in clearing the cloud as being the 8th July highs, slightly above the 100-D SMA located at 1.1770,” concluded Burland.

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