EUR/USD struggles to advance from consolidation

<p>EUR/USD (daily chart) has been entrenched in a slightly bullish consolidation for the past three weeks, unable as of yet to reach its upside price […]</p>

EUR/USD (daily chart) has been entrenched in a slightly bullish consolidation for the past three weeks, unable as of yet to reach its upside price target at 1.3700. This consolidation has recently established the 1.3500 area as a key support region, and the pair used this level to initiate another attempt to advance during the latter part of last week. Early October saw a high of 1.3645, which was an eight-month high for the pair, before the price pulled back slightly below the 1.3500 support area.

With the US debt ceiling timeline quickly approaching without any concrete deal in place, the euro strengthened further against the dollar on Monday. With downside support currently still in place around the 1.3500 price region, the major upside objective continues to reside at 1.3700, last reached back in February. Subsequently, any strong breakout above 1.3700 should begin to target the key 1.4000 psychological level.

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