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The EUR/USD continues to hold support but is struggling to push to new highs after a fifth session of trading within the narrow range from 1.2932 to 1.2733. The stall that the daily chart is in came just after a strong pullback on August 11 and the bulls have yet to recover. The resistance that is waiting overhead can be seen clearly on the 240-minute chart. The Channel Up pattern reversal through 1.3217 (that included the sell-off from August 11) trended lower to the Forecast between 1.3052 and 1.2917 (F). This support level was quickly broken and has subsequently become resistance that has been tested four times on the 240-minute chart.

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For the EUR/USD to resume the uptrend it had previously be in on the daily time frame, it will have to overcome this thick layer of selling pressure and establish buying support above 1.3050. The series of higher highs could offer some near-term momentum however with the intraday time frames showing that the market cycle has shifted in a narrow, sideways range keeping an unbiased view of the EUR/USD next intraday move will be the most prudent course of action.

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