Weak EURO regains
some of its losses
The EURO regained some its early steep losses after dipping to 1.3550 in yesterday’s inter day trading. Euro/USD is trading at at 1.3678 this morning, recovering somewhat. Oil prices are up 1 % with Brent close to 113. Gold has recovered from it’s low on 1815 trading at 1834. Stock futures for Europe are pointing up after yesterday’s onslaught hitting banks and financial shares especially hard.
After falling close to 20 % in 2011 European stocks continue to be highly volatile even more so than their American pairs. The sovereign debt in Greece and the fear for a default continue to create nervousness not only in Europe, but far beyond. Pessimism continues to rule the day. Amid rumors that China is buying Italian bonds, Italian Premier, Berlusconi, heads to Brussels to present his austerity package, keeping the fear for a Greek “development” in other Eurozone countries very much alive.
The future fate of the Euro continues to be on everybody’s mind. Forecasts point to a further weakening of EURO with a next test on low levels at 1.19 – 1.20 within a foreseeable future. YEN/USD has recovered trading at 77,03. GBP/USD is still below 1.60.
Expect currency volatility to continue during the week, giving traders new opportunities. Most observers seem to count on Greece’ willingness to follow up on austerity measures and troika demanded “reforms” to secure payment of September tranche. This should lead to a temporary strengthening of the Euro.