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Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: European Central Bank

Interest Rate: 0.00%

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2016: 88.9%

Trade Balance, 2017: $238.1 bln.

Inflation, 2018: 1.8%

Supporting Factors

Global reserve currency

medium

Currency of international trade

weak

Main objective of the European Central Bank is price stability

Safe haven currency

weak

Factors of Weakness

Quantitative easing

strong

Decentralization

The euro is the currency used by institutions of the European Union and 17 of 27 nations of the Union, which is collectively called the eurozone. The currency is also often used in some other countries, including those that are situated near the borders of the eurozone. The currency was officially adopted in 1995, introduced in financial markets in 1999, while coins and banknotes were released in 2001. It is the second popular reserve currency after the US dollar.



Euro News Archive

Euro Rallies on Upbeat Euro Area PMIs, Falls on Strong US PMIs

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar earlier today lifted by positive PMI reports from across the euro area released by Markit Economics. The EUR/USD currency pair later fell after the release of positive PMI data from the US amid rising Sino-US tensions.

Euro Rallies on Bullish Sentiment, Mixed Eurozone Inflation Data

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by positive investor sentiment even as the greenback registered losses across the board. The EUR/USD currency pair rallied higher ignoring the weak eurozone inflation data released earlier today as investors bid up riskier assets.

Euro Spikes Then Falls Against Dollar on Day Full of Macro Releases

The euro today rallied to new daily highs against the US dollar after the release of weak US data, but the single currency later gave up its gains. The EUR/USD currency pair fell after the release of upbeat US consumer sentiment data, which surprised investors causing the pair to sell-off.

Euro Falls on Risk-Off Market Sentiment Amid Global Recession Fears

The euro today fell against the US dollar driven by the risk-off market sentiment dominated by fears of a looming global recession in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The EUR/USD currency pair extended yesterday’s decline that was triggered by the Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s dismissal of negative interest rates in the US.

Euro Rallies on Investor Sentiment Amid European Reopening Efforts

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by positive investor sentiment as European countries cautiously move forward with the reopening of their economies. The EUR/USD currency pair today benefitted from the greenback’s overall weakness recouping yesterday’s losses and printing new weekly highs.

Euro Trades Sideways on Weak German Data, EU Differences

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar amid weak macro reports from Germany and France as investors await crucial US jobs data. The EUR/USD currency pair today traded within a tight range following three daily pullbacks as divisions among EU nations persist.

Euro Among Weakest After Dire Macroeconomic Data

The euro was among the weakest currencies on the Forex market today after the release of a bunch of extremely poor macroeconomic reports and a very pessimistic economic forecast. While the currency has trimmed its losses by now, it is still trading lower against the vast majority of the most-traded currencies. The one exception was the Great Britain pound, which was even weaker than the euro.

Euro Falls Against Strong Dollar Amid Rising Global Tensions

The euro today fell against the much stronger US dollar as tensions between China and the US skyrocketed, causing investors to seek refuge in safe-haven assets. The EUR/USD currency pair due to the prevailing risk-off market sentiment in the financial markets that saw European equity markets close lower for the day.

Euro Rallies Despite Gloomy News From Across the Euro Area

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar despite the mostly negative news coming out of the eurozone earlier today amid empty economic dockets. The EUR/USD currency pair inched higher as European countries moved closer to reopening their economies despite the significant risk of a second wave of COVID-19 infections.

Euro Trades Sideways on Mixed Macro Prints and ECB Rate Decision

The euro today alternated between gains and losses against the US dollar amid a raft of releases from across the euro area that kept the pair trading in a wide range. The EUR/USD currency pair reacted differently to the mixed European announcements such as Germany’s retail sales data among others as it struggled to find direction.

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