EUR/USD — News Archive

Euro Weakness Finally Shows as ECB Gets Serious About Stimulus

Forex traders are seeing that the ECB is really serious about stimulus, and the result is that euro weakness, after threatening for months, finally seems to be appearing on a more long-term basis. Euro is down against its major counterparts today, noticeably dropping through the 1.3500 level against the US dollar.

Dollar Steady amid Monetary Policy Speculations

The US dollar held steady today, rising a little against the Japanese yen, as traders were speculating about possible actions of US policy makers and about geopolitical risks that are driving the Forex market right now.

Attempted Euro Rally Fizzles

Euro attempted a rally against the US dollar earlier, taking advantage of the frustration many Forex traders have with US yields right now. However, that rally has fizzled out as the focus shifts to safe haven flows. Euro is lower against its low-beta counterparts, even as it gains against currencies like the pound and the loonie.

Risk Aversion Helps Dollar End Week with Gains

The US dollar gained this week with help of geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe and Middle East that were driving the Forex market by the end of the week. The greenback ended the week flat versus the Japanese yen, another currency that profited from the need for safety.

Euro Breaches $1.35 for First Time Since February, Recovers

The euro breached the $1.35 level for the first time since February yet was able to recover and close flat versus the US dollar, though it still ended the week with losses. The currency gained on some other majors, including the Japanese yen and the Great Britain pound.

US Dollar Continues to Gain on Expectations

US dollar index is higher today as the greenback continues to gain on expectations for improvement in the economy. With Janet Yellen’s upbeat assessment earlier this week, even slightly mixed data can’t dampen the spirits of those that think the US dollar will soon gain strength as the Fed reduces is easing efforts.

Eurozone Inflation Remains in the “Danger Zone”

The eurozone’s inflation rate remains in what the ECB refers to as the “danger zone,” a situation that hasn’t surprised anyone. However, the ongoing problems with the eurozone economy continue to provide fuel for speculation that policymakers will be forced to take more drastic steps to boost the economy. This is once again creating a situation in which the euro struggles against some of its counterparts.

Yellen’s Comments Confusing, Dollar Has Mixed Reaction

The US dollar traded sideways as comments of Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen were received with a mixed reaction by the Forex market. The currency demonstrated strong gains against the euro for two consecutive sessions.

ZEW Sends Euro Below 1.3600 Mark Against Dollar

The euro is losing ground fast, thanks in large part to the latest data out of Germany. Concerns about the German ZEW have the euro down pretty much across the board, particularly against the US dollar. Concerns about the eurozone’s largest economy have many speculating that, perhaps, the ECB will have to take further steps to stimulate the economy of the 18-nation currency region.

US Dollar Index Gains Mostly Due to Policy Divergence

US dollar index is heading higher today, gaining ground as policy divergence becomes more of an issue, especially with the euro. Since the euro is the currency with the heaviest weight in the dollar index basket of currencies, it’s no surprise that the index is doing well.

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