EUR/USD Price, News and Analysis:
- Q4 survey shows continued Eurozone weakness.
- EUR/USD remains capped with only USD weakness a threat to resistance.
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EUR/USD Remains Biased Towards the Downside After Weak ECB Survey
The latest ECB Survey of Professionals Forecasters report points towards further weakness in the area with inflation and growth expectations lowered further while unemployment is seen rising through to the end of 2021. The quarterly report shows inflation expectations lowered by an average 0.1% to 1.2% (2019), 1.2% (2020) and 1.4% (2021), leaving price pressures lagging the central bank’s mandate of ‘at below, but close to 2%’. The growth outlook for the single-block is also weak with downward revisions of 0.1% for both 2019 (1.1%) and 2021 (1.3%) while next year’s projection arse cut by 0.3% to just 1% annual growth. The unemployment rate for 2019 is left unchanged at 7.6% and is revised up by 0.1% to 7.5% and 7.4% for 2020 and 2021. It is now likely that the closely followed ECB staff projections released in December will also be revised to reflect the ongoing weakness in the Eurozone.
Next week’s economic calendar contains a raft of high importance Eurozone economic data, including German unemployment and CPI, Eurozone CPI, unemployment and GDP and Q3 provisional Italian GDP.
EUR/USD remains under pressure with further downside favored. The 200-day moving average currently caps the upside at 1.1175 although a break and a close above here opens the way to 1.1249, the August 6 lower high. To the downside, big figure support at 1.1100 before 1.0926, the double lows seen in early/mid-September come into play.
EURUSD Daily Price Chart (February – October 25, 2019)
IG Client Sentiment shows that traders are 57% net-short EURUSD, a bullish contrarian bias.
Recent daily and weekly positional changes confirm this bullish bias.
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