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EUR Shorts Suffer with Bond Bears

US data is beginning to highlight the disconnect between the US and the Euro-zone. As FX traders hone their Fixed Income (FI) skills with the Euro sovereign debt issues, even they must sympathize with the frustration of the US bond bears. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield has defied improving US data, and straddles the +2% yield for most of this year. It’s another crowded market trade that mirrors the frustrations of the ‘short’ single currency strategy. Euro-zone concern remains in the driver seat while US data for now, acts like “Robin” of the relationship. Yields for Treasuries or other ‘safe haven sovereign debt’ are not in danger of rallying any time soon until the Euro-zone stabilizes.

Below are some other highlights of the week:




ASIA Week in FX [1]



  • Monetary Policy releases come from JPY, USD, GBP and NZD
  • AUD delivers its inflation reports
  • Home Sales data is presented by GBP and USD
  • Preliminary and Advanced GDP is recorded in the USD and GBP
  • CAD makes public its Core-retail Sales report
  • USD announces its Core-durable Goods Orders
  • EUR gets to see Germany’s ifo Business climate


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Dean Popplewell

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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 2006, 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.
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