USD/RUB Advances to Highs Near 66.20

USD/RUB Advances to Highs Near 66.20

27 May 2016, 16:03
Roberto Jacobs

USD/RUB Advances to Highs Near 66.20

The Russian currency is depreciating further vs. the greenback on Friday, pushing USD/RUB to print fresh peaks near 66.20.

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The pair has quickly left behind the critical barrier at 66.00 the figure, as the barrel of crude Brent has slipped further south of the $49.00 limestone, weighing on RUB.

The resurgence of the bid tone around the greenback has been also helping with today’s up move, which is already gaining over a cent since yesterday’s troughs in the 65.00 neighbourhood.

USD/RUB levels to watch

At the moment the pair is advancing 0.54% at 66.17 facing the next hurdle at 67.04 (55-day sma) ahead of 67.30 (high May 19) and finally 68.98 (200-day sma). On the flip side, a breakdown of 65.04 (low May 26) would open the door to 64.00 (2016 low Apr.29) and then 62.04 (monthly low Nov.4 2015).


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