It’s the final trading week of 2014 and predictably, the currency markets are in slow gear. EUR/USD is trading just below the 1.22 line on Monday, unchanged from last week and close to 2-year lows. There are no Eurozone or US releases on Monday. However, we could see some movement from the pair in response to the announcement from Athens that the Greek prime minister has called elections for the end of January.
With no economic releases on Monday, today’s lead event is the political deadlock in Greece. Earlier on Monday, Greece lawmakers failed to elect a new president, so a general election has now been scheduled for January 25. Greece agreed to a EUR 240 billion program with the EU, ECB and IMF, but the austerity measures the country was forced to implement have proven deeply unpopular, and one major party has promised to rescind the agreement. The political uncertainty in this latest Greek saga could chill the markets and hurt the shaky euro.
EUR/USD for Monday, December 29, 2014
EUR/USD December 29 at 11:05 GMT
EUR/USD 1.2190 H: 1.2221 L: 1.2169
- EUR/USD is showing little movement, as the pair stays close to the 1.22 line.
- 1.2143 is an immediate support level.
- 1.2286 is a strong resistance line.
- Current range: 1.2143 to 1.2286
Further levels in both directions:
- Below: 1.2143, 1.2042, 119.26 and 118.02
- Above: 1.2286, 1.2407, 1.2518, 1.2688 and 1.2806
OANDA’s Open Positions Ratio
EUR/USD ratio is showing little change on Monday, continuing the trend we saw last week. This is consistent with the pair’s limited movement, as the euro has shown very small gains. The ratio has a majority of long positions, indicative of trader bias towards the euro moving to higher ground.
* There are no Eurozone or US releases on Monday.