Week in FX Europe – EURO Landing Continues To Have Opportunities

Europe is “the land of opportunity” so says the deep in the profit long EUR investor. It was only a couple of weeks ago that the psychological 1.35 level was a mere mirage. It is now becoming just another small hurdle to take out. Falling Euro periphery yields and Friday’s LTRO schedule repayment results are giving the ‘single currency’ some new found momentum that wants to push it towards the new psychological point of 1.37. Investors are now asking ‘and why not.’

The Euro fiscal situation is becoming more improved. The ECB is pro-actively reducing their balance sheet while the Fed is adding to theirs. An improved fiscal situation will eventually translate into a much-improved economic one. Yesterday’s poor US new home sales will continue to weigh on the ‘big dollar.’ Even after four years, it is hard to say what the long term prospects are for the US housing market as things remain far from great!

 

WEEK AHEAD

* USD Gross Domestic Product Annualized
* USD Fed Interest Rate Decision
* USD Fed's Monetary Policy Statement and press conference
* NZD Monetary Policy Statement
* NZD RBNZ Interest Rate Decision
* EUR Consumer Price Index
* EUR Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices
* USD Core Personal Consumption Expenditure - Prices Index
* USD Nonfarm Payrolls
* USD Unemployment Rate

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Dean Popplewell

Dean Popplewell

Director of Currency Analysis and Research at MarketPulse
Dean Popplewell has nearly two decades of experience trading currencies and fixed income instruments. He has a deep understanding of market fundamentals and the impact of global events on capital markets. He is respected among professional traders for his skilled analysis and career history as global head of trading for firms such as Scotia Capital and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Since joining OANDA in 2007, Dean has played an instrumental role in driving awareness of the forex market as an emerging asset class for retail investors, as well as providing expert counsel to a number of internal teams on how to best serve clients and industry stakeholders.
Dean Popplewell