USD/CHF Reverses from 0.9700 Neighborhood

USD/CHF Reverses from 0.9700 Neighborhood

6 May 2016, 11:30
Roberto Jacobs

USD/CHF Reverses from 0.9700 Neighborhood

The USD/CHF pair met with fresh supply near 0.9700 handle and has now turned negative to trade close to session low of 0.9665.

The risk-off sentiment, ahead of the key event risk (US monthly jobs report) seems to have raised the safe-haven demand for the Swiss franc, thus capping any further up-move for the pair. Later during the NY session, the Labor Department is scheduled to release the monthly job numbers for the month of April. A positive surprise would turn out to be the next big trigger for extension of the pair's near-term recovery trend.

Technical levels to watch

Above 0.9700 handle, the pair is likely to confront immediate resistance near 0.9720-25 area (50-day SMA), which if cleared would mark a fresh leg of up-move for the pair, immediately towards April month high level resistance near 0.9795-0.9800 zone.

On the downside, 20-day SMA region near 0.9655-50 seems to protect immediate down-slide. Failure to hold this immediate support should expose sub-0.9600 mark support near 0.9580 level.


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