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EUR/USD Mildly Volatile on Trade Balance Data

December 12, 2007 (Last updated on September 17, 2010) by

EUR/USD was ranging today inside the yesterday’s rate limits which were formed with the bullish tendencies triggered by the Tuesday FOMC meeting’s statement. Main operational interest rate in the United States was cut by 25 basis points, which equals 0.25% — from 4.50% to 4.25%, while futures markets for the interest rate predicted a 0.50% cut.

Today came out the information on the international trading balance deficit for October 2007 — it increased from $57.1B (a revised value from $56.5B) to $57.8B, while only a mild growth to $57.0B was expected. The reason for the deficit growth was in the fact that imports growing faster than the exports.

U.S. crude oil inventories already made it a habit to drop every week, like there are not enough reasons for the oil prices rally yet. Last week inventories fell by 0.7 million barrels after 8 million decline in a previous week.

Meanwhile federal budget deficit appeared above the average expectation value of $90.0B. In November it went up from the October’s $55.5B to $98.2B.

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