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Euro Forecast: Choppy Trading Likely in EUR/USD on Quarter-End Flows

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Basic Euro Forecast: Blended

  • The approaching week marks the beginning of a brand new month, a brand new quarter and a brand new half yr, when asset managers are historically anticipated to rebalance their portfolios.
  • That might result in turbulent trading in EUR/USD, the Euro crosses and property extra typically.
  • The approaching week additionally sees the deadline for the UK to ask the EU for an extension of the Brexit transition interval however it’s not anticipated to take action.

Choppy Euro worth motion

Wednesday this week marks the beginning of a brand new month, a brand new quarter and a brand new half yr, when market folklore means that asset managers reminiscent of hedge funds, pension funds and insurance coverage firms rebalance their portfolios. Whereas it’s arduous to know whether or not or not that’s true, revenue taking in property which have outperformed and dip shopping for of people who have underperformed is forecast to outcome in bigger than regular flows as funding managers be sure that the steadiness in their portfolios is returned to the place they want it to be.

Because the chart under reveals, EUR/USD fell again in the times forward of and after the final quarter finish on March 31. This time spherical, the outperformance of US shares in contrast with Eurozone shares in Q2 might result in flows out of the US and into Europe, boosting EUR/USD. Nevertheless, that could possibly be offset by the Euro’s outperformance of the US Greenback over the identical interval.

EUR/USD Worth Chart, Day by day Timeframe (January 1 – June 25, 2020)

EURUSD Price chart

Chart by IG (You may click on on it for a bigger picture)

EUR/USD BEARISH

Knowledge supplied by

of purchasers are web lengthy. of purchasers are web brief.

Change in Longs Shorts OI
Day by day -4% -5% -4%
Weekly 22% -9% 1%

June 30 can be the deadline for the UK to ask the EU for an extension of the Brexit transition interval past the tip of this yr. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has mentioned repeatedly that he won’t try this, though the coronavirus pandemic might present him with an excuse to vary his thoughts. Both method, any influence would doubtless be on GBP fairly than EUR – with GBP maybe benefiting if an extension had been requested for and agreed.

Week forward: inflation and unemployment

Knowledge in the approaching week embrace inflation and unemployment statistics from a number of EU international locations and the Eurozone as a complete. Nevertheless, with international markets anticipated to stay dominated by risk-on/risk-off trades on excellent news/dangerous information in regards to the coronavirus, the numbers usually are not anticipated to have an effect on EUR/USD, which is able to doubtless proceed to rise when the Covid-19 information is nice and fall when it’s dangerous.

Elsewhere, merchants must preserve a watch open for any new developments in the rising US-EU trade dispute over subsidies to Europe’s Airbus and its US rival aerospace firm Boeing. Final week, the US Commerce Consultant’s workplace added $3.1 billion of things to its record of European items eligible to be hit with duties – together with black olives, beer and gin – and mentioned it might goal different items too. Any escalation of the row would doubtless ship EUR/USD decrease.

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Jun 30

( 10:06 GMT )

Beneficial by Martin Essex, MSTA

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— Written by Martin Essex, Analyst and Editor

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