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Currencies

Thursday, July 24, 2014

EUR-AUD Heads Into The Danger Zone / Currencies / Euro

By: Austin_Galt

I’ve been watching the EURAUD for quite a while and finally its next big play opportunity looks about to present itself. Let’s take a look at the charts to see what exactly that is. We’ll go with my top down approach beginning with the yearly chart.

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Currencies

Monday, July 21, 2014

EURUSD To Rally Or Not To Rally? / Currencies / Euro

By: Austin_Galt

The EURUSD has recently come down to test major support. So now it has to decide whether to bust on through that support or rally from here. Let's take a closer look to see what its decision will be.

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Currencies

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Where is the Bottom in the Euro? / Currencies / Euro

By: Richard_Cox

In the last few weeks, the Euro has reversed a good portion of the gains made during the early parts of this year as the monetary policy outlook at the ECB looks to be changing at a rate that is more aggressive than previously expected.  Looking at specific forex rates, the EUR/USD hit an initial high just below the 1.40 mark before making a violent turn to the downside that has pushed traders to an alternate viewpoint where the shared Euro currency is looking much more attractive as a sell on rallies rather than as a buy on dips.  These trends are being aided by new positives in the US economic, and a good portion of the market is now using the Dollar as a means for exiting long positions in the Euro itself. 

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Currencies

Friday, June 20, 2014

EURUSD On The Cusp / Currencies / Euro

By: Austin_Galt

Let's begin the analysis by looking at the yearly chart.

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Currencies

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

EUR/USD Currency Bears Are Still in Charge / Currencies / Euro

By: Nadia_Simmons

The euro declined against the U.S. dollar as positive housing and consumer confidence data supported the greenback. Earlier today, the Commerce Department reported that core durable goods orders (without volatile transportation items) increase 0.1% in April, missing expectations for a 0.3% increase. Despite this disappointing data, U.S. durable goods orders rose 0.8% in the previous month, beating expectations for a 0.5% fall. Additionally, the Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index rose to 83.0 this month from 81.7 in April, while the Standard & Poor’s/ Case-Shiller house price index rose 12.4% in March from a year earlier, above expectations for a gain of 11.8%. Thanks to these solid numbers, the common currency dropped to its nearest support zone. Will it withstand the selling pressure once again?

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Currencies

Thursday, May 01, 2014

ECB Draws a Line in the Sand for Euro Currency at $1.40 / Currencies / Euro

By: Gary_Dorsch

Two years ago, the big worry in the global markets was the possibility that Greece would opt to leave the Euro, which in turn, would set off a chain reaction, in which Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain, and Italy might also choose to do the same. The Euro’s credibility was at risk as it plummeted towards US$1.200. Nervous investors were thinking about withdrawing monies held on deposit with European banks. A mini-flight of capital was already underway. Businesses and households had withdrawn 80-billion ($103-billion), from banks in Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, during the first five months of 2012.

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Currencies

Monday, March 31, 2014

How to Profit from ECB’s Attempts to End Economic Depression / Currencies / Euro

By: DailyGainsLetter

Mohammad Zulfiqar writes: Remember what happened in the U.S. economy when the financial system was about to collapse? The banks weren’t lending to each other, businesses, or even consumers. The U.S. economy was in a deep economic slowdown. Investment banks like the Lehman Brothers had already collapsed and more would follow. Something had to be done or else it would be a disaster situation.

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Currencies

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mario Draghi Boosts Euro, Rebuffs Disinflation / Currencies / Euro

By: Ashraf_Laidi

Another euro-positive ECB presser highlights the reasons for lower inflation, with the implication that low prices are of temporary nature. The conference re-affirms the ECB is in no hurry to use up its eroding interest rate armory to tackle disinflation risks without first considering unsterilising its money market operations.

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Currencies

Thursday, February 13, 2014

EUR/JPY Bounces From 138.00/50 / Currencies / Euro

By: Gregor_Horvat

Yen crosses are rallying nicely for the last few days since the S&P500 has turned up last week. We can see very tight correlation between these two markets where structures on both suggests more upside. For FX traders, EURJPY will definitely be interesting for longs as pair rallied in five waves from the lows. However, patient traders will wait on pullbacks before they may look to get involved on the bullish side. Ideal scenario would be a three wave set-back to 138.10-138.90 area before market turns up for wave C.

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Currencies

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Euro Is A Rearview Gauge Of Geopolitical Risk / Currencies / Euro

By: Andrew_McKillop

What Goes Up Will Go Down
Five weeks into 2014 the Eurozone-18 and even the EU-28's stock exchanges are being treated as something of a safe haven bet by investors retreating from “risk assets” in emerging economies. They also see the euro money as safe, but this is very far from sure. The president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi has admitted either openly or by implication many times since the 2008 crisis began, that the euro is overvalued. Since 2008 and more so today, the euro still plays the role of a geopolitical barometer. The euro rises with global risk and the opposite, but this cart and horse combination is in no way timeless. It is under attack from the real world - and even by Germany.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

EUR USD Bearish Wave / Currencies / Euro

By: Gregor_Horvat

EURUSD has turned bearish at the start of January from 1.3900 spike high which we assumed it represents final part of a bullish trend. From there market fell sharply lower almost 400 pips so we assume that pair has completed an ending diagonal. However, a key for a breakdown would be move through the red wave 4) swing low that is placed around 1.3300 figure, still far away from current levels.

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Currencies

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The One Dollar Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: Andrew_McKillop

NOT A CENT MORE
In the years preceding the introduction of the euro dozens of meetings, conferences, books and PhD theses were focused on what rate against the dollar would be optimal. The favored figure was $1.17 but given today's macroeconomic, fiscal and geopolitical context $1 would suffice. To be sure, when the ECB has to raise interest rates, this may push the euro back up. Conversely, an euro held at an artificially high rate against the dollar can only further intensify Europe's economic slump and deflation crisis, and the directly related “bad bank” crisis.

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Currencies

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Elliott Wave Counts Suggests EUR/USD Heading Lower / Currencies / Euro

By: Gregor_Horvat

The EUR/USD reversed sharply to the downside in the last few days, clearly in five waves from above 1.3800 with a daily and weekly close price beneath the channel line connected from July lows. This break indicates a change in trend, and possible completion of a larger three wave rally in wave E. But, as always we are focused on minimum expectations for the next few days and weeks, and that is a three wave decline from the top which is also expected on the alternate count which shows an incomplete wave E from 2012 low.

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Currencies

Monday, November 04, 2013

USD Index and US Treasury Notes Suggest More EUR Weakness / Currencies / Euro

By: Gregor_Horvat

A sharp reversal from the highs could be an early sign for a bearish trend on EURUSD which sooner or later will occur if we consider that rally from 1.2050 low is corrective. A decline from 1.3832 made last week looks impulsive so based on minimum expectations EURUSD will now move down in three legs, but ideally this is a start of a significant EUR weakness in impulsive fashion.

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Currencies

Monday, October 28, 2013

EUR-CAD Retracement Would Be Opportunity To Long Positions / Currencies / Euro

By: Gregor_Horvat

Last week EURCAD has been published after very strong EUR against the USD and weak CAD against the same currency. In fact, EURCAD has much better and cleaner structure and EURUSD, so keep an eye on that pair may not be a bad idea. We however need some deeper retracement before we may look for any long entry. I will keep an eye on three wave retracement which is normally a, b, c, back to base channel line. If we get it then we will look for an opportunity to take long positions on EURCAD.

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Currencies

Monday, October 21, 2013

EUR/USD: Looking For Bullish Opportunities Within Accelerating Price / Currencies / Euro

By: Gregor_Horvat

EUR/USD accelerated to the upside in the last few weeks and touched 1.3700 few days back which means that pair is trading extremely close to January high so it seems that rally from 2012 low is still unfolding. We are tracking an updated which shows a completed running triangle in wave (B) followed by a recent push out of the pattern that is now pointing higher, for a five wave rise in wave (C) towards and above 1.4000.

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Currencies

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Euro's October Seasonals and Gold Shutdown / Currencies / Euro

By: Ashraf_Laidi

Euro rallies across the board on breaking political and monetary news as:

  • Italian PM Letta wins a confidence vote in the Senate following Berlusconi's U-turn to support the incumbent government after 25 dissidents from his party gave Letta's government the numbers he needed for maintaining majority.

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Currencies

Monday, September 30, 2013

EURUSD: Bullish Contracting Triangle In Progress / Currencies / Euro

By: Gregor_Horvat

EURUSD accelerated to the upside in the last few hours from the lower side of a trading range. As such, with the latest time we see triangle as the best labeling in wave four, but we still need wave (e) before pattern is complete. Ideal support zone for end of wave (e) comes in at 1.3490-1.3510 region. If we are correct then we will see more impulsive ride on Euro in this week.

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Currencies

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

EUR-USD Could Be Forming A Major Turning Point For The Year / Currencies / Euro

By: Gregor_Horvat

EURUSD is trading nicely lower for the last week or so which could be start of a new larger impulsive bearish trend. However, decline from 1.3450 is actually still in three waves so corrective outlook must not be ignored but we will stay with current sentiment and focus on the bearish scenario as long as 1.3400 holds.

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Currencies

Monday, August 19, 2013

Euro Advance Since April Low Looking Corrective, Be Aware Of New Sell-off / Currencies / Euro

By: Gregor_Horvat

EURUSD reversed higher few weeks back from around 1.2750 level, but recovery since early April still has a corrective look. With that said, we think that move is complex correction, probably a flat and that larger trend will continue lower, especially if we consider a five wave decline from 1.3700 and the start of the year. If we are correct then current bullish leg should stop somewhere around current 1.3400 -1.3450 resistance area.

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Currencies

Monday, May 20, 2013

EUR/USD: Bearish Cycles Remains In Play / Currencies / Euro

By: ForexPros

The EUR/USD reversed slightly higher on Thursday from 1.2840 support but not for long. Recovery found resistance very soon, so it was probably just a fourth wave within larger wave 3 down. Our bias remains unchanged and we are looking for a weaker EUR/USD, towards 1.2800 as a next projected target, where we could see a temporary low and a wave 4 pull-back. Short-term critical level is at 1.2935, as wave four must not trade into the territory of a wave one.

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Currencies

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Buy or Sell the Euro? Chaos Investing Unplugged / Currencies / Euro

By: Axel_Merk

When we called the euro the potential “rock star of 2013”, we knew it might be a rocky ride. Are we underestimating the incompetence of policy makers? The Europe that is shaping up is much like the old Europe, with implications for the dollar, the euro, and investors’ portfolios.

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Currencies

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Euro Signs Of Caution For Upside Move / Currencies / Euro

By: Michael_Noonan

Oftentimes, first impressions are the best because the perceived information strikes the mind unfiltered by second and third impressions that may begin to second-guess the first. The weekly and daily charts of the Mar Euro are first impression expressions.

Many will look at this weekly chart, well, maybe not so many, but of those who do, they will see that the recent high rallied above the February 2012 swing high and conclude the Euro is acting well. We would disagree, and here is why.

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Currencies

Friday, February 08, 2013

Why the Euro is Headed Higher / Currencies / Euro

By: Money_Morning

Jeff Uscher writes: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi warned about excessive euro strength at a press conference today (Thursday) following his announcement that the ECB had left interest rates unchanged, as expected.

In response to a reporter's question on whether there was a currency war in progress, Draghi said, "I think we should have in mind one thing: changes in the exchange rates that we see today are not really deliberate competitive devaluations. They are more the effect of macroeconomic policies that are meant to revamp the economies - for example, very low interest rates, promises to stay low for a very long time.

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Currencies

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Euro Currency, Rock Star of 2013? / Currencies / Euro

By: Axel_Merk

After we referred to "Draghi's Genius" last August we received pity and ridicule as feedback. It is no longer taboo to be bullish on the euro, but in our 2013 outlook we took it a step further, predicting the euro will be a "rock star." Despite the recent run-up, we may not have seen anything yet. Let me explain.

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Currencies

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Road to the Euro: Birth Pangs of Globalism / Currencies / Euro

By: Rob_Kirby

From an historical context – it may be argued that global domination begins and endsFIRST - with control of Europe.  The unification of Europe, or global domination as a concept, is perhaps as old as war itself.  Put simply, you cannot ‘rule the world’ unless you first ‘rule Europe’.  History is littered with many examples of ‘would-be’ aggressors ***** oppressors who have set their sights on European conquest.  While not exhaustive – here’s a list of a few:

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Currencies

Friday, December 07, 2012

EUR/USD at double support level / Currencies / Euro

By: Forex_Blog

1) 38.2% retracement of the uptrend which took place between Nov. 13th and Dec. 5th.
And
2) 22-Day EMA support level.

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Currencies

Monday, December 03, 2012

Euro-US Dollar (EUR/USD) Analysis / Currencies / Euro

By: Submissions

ForexAbode writes: EUR/USD Outlook For This Week:
Euro-US Dollar (EUR/USD) lost some momentum but has been still inching upward. The currency pair has been mainly staying over 5-day EMA. The sharp downward spike on November 29th found support near 22-day EMA (1.2880). The pair went as high as 1.3027 before closing for the week at 1.2985.

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Currencies

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Getting Out of the Euro Is Easy / Currencies / Euro

By: DailyWealth

"It's not true, what all the politicians are saying about the disaster in exiting the euro..."

Czech Republic president Vaclav Klaus published an article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine this week. "I have a unique position being the last finance minister of a dissolving monetary union," he wrote.

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Currencies

Friday, September 07, 2012

The Euro Quacks Like a Fiat Currency, To Print or Not to Print / Currencies / Euro

By: Axel_Merk

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIf it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it just might be a duck. We are talking about the euro: it now looks like a currency, acts like a currency, it might as well be yet another currency. The new framework of the European Central Bank (ECB) morphs the euro from a currency of nations to a currency of the United States of Europe. This has major implications on how to value the euro and with it, the U.S. dollar and other currencies.

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Currencies

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Inevitable Death of the Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: Alasdair_Macleod

On Thursday the European Central Bank’s Mario Draghi was moved to defend the euro, after Spain’s government bond yields rose dramatically through the 7% level. And when Valencia asked the central government for a bailout, followed by indications that other cities and regions have similar problems, it became clear that Spain is in deep trouble. We have got used to the concept of too-big-to-fail; now we have too-big-to-rescue.

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Currencies

Monday, July 23, 2012

Euro Shorts Smell Blood / Currencies / Euro

By: Alasdair_Macleod

Within the eurozone there are great stresses. At one extreme there are punitive costs of borrowing for Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Italy; at the other there is zero or negative interest rates for Germany, the Netherlands and Finland. Doubtless the first group begets the second, as captive investors in euros have to buy government bonds, and this requirement is being funnelled away from risk into safety.

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Politics

Monday, July 02, 2012

At Long Last the Euro Is Finally Being Saved / Politics / Euro

By: Christopher_Quigley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFriday the 29th of June 2012 will go down as one of the most important dates in the history of the Euro
currency. In the early hours of that fateful morning German resistance to a rational and comprehensive
resolution to the Euro crisis was finally crushed. It will take some time for the full implications of this
historic result to filter through to the markets but the fact that the dark cloud of dissolution of the Euro is
now passing can only be positive.

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Economics

Sunday, June 24, 2012

An Austrian Defense of the Euro, Hayek versus Keynes / Economics / Euro

By: MISES

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIntroduction: The Ideal Monetary System
Jesús Huerta de Soto writes: Theorists of the Austrian School have focused considerable effort on elucidating the ideal monetary system for a market economy. On a theoretical level, they have developed an entire theory of the business cycle that explains how credit expansion unbacked by real saving and orchestrated by central banks via a fractional-reserve-banking system repetitively generates economic cycles. On a historical level, they have described the spontaneous evolution of money and how coercive state intervention encouraged by powerful interest groups has distanced from the market and corrupted the natural evolution of banking institutions. On an ethical level, they have revealed the general legal requirements and principles of property rights with respect to banking contracts, principles that arise from the market economy itself and that, in turn, are essential to its proper functioning.[1]

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Currencies

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

How to Save the Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: Axel_Merk

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe management of the Eurozone debt crisis is dysfunctional. In our assessment, to save the Euro, policy makers must focus on competitiveness, common sense and communication. If policy makers strived to achieve just one of these principles, the Euro might outshine the U.S. dollar.

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Currencies

Friday, June 08, 2012

Will The Euro Survive? / Currencies / Euro

By: Puru_Saxena

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBIG PICTURE - Europe's debt problems are driving the world's financial markets and investors are trying to figure out whether the single currency will survive. Furthermore, the mainstream media is currently awash with scary forecasts about the impending collapse of the Euro and many pundits are now predicting a Greek or Spanish default.

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Currencies

Friday, May 25, 2012

Euro to Surge / Currencies / Euro

By: Zeal_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe fortunes of Europe’s beleaguered euro currency have been heavily influencing US markets.  Both stocks and commodities have been battered down recently by overwhelming euro bearishness.  This has proven seriously vexing for traders trying to focus on fundamentals.  But the extreme euro pessimism worrying everyone is actually very bullish.  This loathed, oversold currency is due to surge again.

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Currencies

Friday, May 25, 2012

Euro/Swiss Franc Exchange Rate Technical Update / Currencies / Euro

By: Dr_Volkmar_G_Hable

As most investor are aware the Swiss National Bank put a floor of 1.20 CHF into the exchange rate in September 2011 and has stated on a couple of occasions that it will do everything to defend that level. The move was necessary in order to stop the free fall of the Euro against the CHF. Speculators trying to push it since then have been quickly caught by the Swiss National Bank since then.

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Currencies

Thursday, May 24, 2012

German Economic Locomotive Being Dragged Down, Euro's Cyclical Path / Currencies / Euro

By: Ashraf_Laidi

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMore evidence of the German locomotive dragged down by the rest of the European continent as German manufacturing PMI dips to 45.0, its lowest figure since May 2009. The French version of manufacturing PMI hit 44, also a 36-month low. EURUSD hits a fresh low on the year at $1.25, down 3.3% year-to-date, and down 7.0% from its February highs. Our warning that the PMIs were a more effective leading indicator than the IFO or ZEW was first made in March, stating the reasons in more detail.

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Currencies

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Greece Will Leave Euro this Summer / Currencies / Euro

By: Bloomberg

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJohn Taylor, founder of the world's largest currency hedge fund FX Concepts, spoke with Bloomberg TV's Erik Schatzker and Sara Eisen and said that Greece will leave the euro this year. He went on to say that, "this summer I think is very likely...the Europeans aren't going to give them money, the IMF's not going to give them an OK. They will be out of money in June."

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Currencies

Monday, April 30, 2012

Is the US Killing the Euro? / Currencies / Euro

By: Dr_Volkmar_G_Hable

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn 2004 for the first time it was reported that criminals were shunning US-Dollars in favor of Euros. Near Acapulco (Mexico) on Wednesday, December 8th, 2004, two armed men hijacked a bus threatening to blow it up with explosives unless their demands were met, one of which being a ransom payment of two million Euros (LA Times, 11th December 2004, p7). Obviously, the actions of these hijackers are deplorable, but it demonstrated a turning point for the Euro and  just how great the disdain for the United States Dollar has been. Even hijackers shun US Dollars. The reason for such behavior can be found in the chart below:

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Currencies

Monday, April 23, 2012

Is There No Escape from the Euro? / Currencies / Euro

By: Philipp_Bagus

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs I discussed recently, the costs and risks of maintaining the eurozone system are already immense and rising. So is an exit possible? Intuitively, the exit from the euro should be as easy as the entrance. Joining and leaving the club should be equally simple. Leaving is just undoing what was done before. Indeed, many popular articles discuss the prospects of an exit of countries such as Greece or Germany.[1] However, other voices have rightly argued that there are important exit problems. Some authors even argue that these problems would make an exit from the euro virtually impossible. Thus, Eichengreen (2010) states, "The decision to join the euro area is effectively irreversible." Similarly, Porter (2010) argues that the large costs of an exit would make it highly unlikely. In the following we address the alleged exit problems.

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Politics

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Hey Joe Get Over It …They Won’t Throw the Euro-Baby Out with the Bathwater / Politics / Euro

By: Andrew_Butter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWatching the gurus strut their stuff on Bloomberg and CNBC it’s hard not to feel there is an undercurrent of glee that the Euro is in trouble. Finally the focus has shifted from the economic havoc wrought by the unholy and unnatural alliance between the state and the private sector which created the U.S. housing bubble, which created a multi-trillion hole in the balance sheets of U.S. and incidentally, Euro-zone and British, banks, pension funds and insurance companies.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Where is the Euro Headed? / Currencies / Euro

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMarc Horn writes: The Euro composite started as a basket index and then became the Euro Index and is pretty much as close to textbook of Andrews pitchforks. When combined with MAP waves, an alternative wave counting method base on many principles of Elliot waves, it gives good results as to approximately where the market will move.

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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Will Currency Devaluation Fix the Eurozone? / Currencies / Euro

By: Frank_Shostak

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe NYU professor of economics Nouriel Roubini said in Davos, Switzerland, on January 25, 2012, that tight policies are making the recession in the eurozone worse. According to Roubini what Europe needs is less austerity and more growth. In particular, the NYU professor is concerned about the deep recession in the eurozone's peripheral countries: Spain, Portugal, Greece — all are on a strict regime of austerity. For instance, in Spain the yearly rate of growth of government outlays stood at minus 12.4 percent in November against minus 15.7 percent in the month before. In Portugal the yearly rate of growth stood at minus 3.6 percent in December against minus 2.5 percent in November. In Greece the yearly rate of growth fell to 2.9 percent in December from 6.2 percent in the prior month.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Eye on Euro and Gold / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Well, wouldn't we all like to know what new ECB head Draghi is thinking about Mr. Market's response to his "cheap money give-away" right about now.

EUR/USD has plunged from 1.3200 to 1.3030/40, which has dragged down all the sympathetic and synchronized global equity and commodity markets too -- all in the last two hours or so!

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Where the Euro Should be Trading / Currencies / Euro

By: Bloomberg

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJohn Taylor, founder of the world's largest currency hedge fund FX Concepts LLC, spoke to Bloomberg TV's Lisa Murphy. Taylor talked about what currencies his fund is currently investing in and gave his thoughts on the euro and USD.

On where he thinks the euro should be trading:

"It seems to me that [the euro] should be a lot lower than it is."

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Euro most expensive in Greece / Currencies / Euro

By: Pravda

The euro is overvalued in several countries of Southern Europe. The joint European currency is undervalued in other countries of the European continent, particularly in the north and in the center of the EU. The euro is most expensive in Greece and least expensive in Belgium, experts said.

Europe's southern states, which have debt problems, are supposed to be interested in a weaker euro. However, it is impossible to do it in one separate state since the currency is common for many other countries.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Euro May Not Survive Christmas / Currencies / Euro

By: Pravda

The European debt crisis is gathering pace. The debt of the Eurozone countries totals 89 percent of the GDP vs. the required 60 percent. The crisis has hit both secondary and primary economies. The public debt of Greece makes up 166 percent of the GDP, Portugal - 106 percent. The largest economies of the region also exceed the limit: Germany - 83 percent of the GDP, France - 87 percent, Spain - 67 percent of the GDP.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Germany and France Divided: End of The Road for The Euro? New Beginning for the Deutsche Mark? / Politics / Euro

By: DK_Matai

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article1. Divisions between Germany and France have widened significantly in regard to a common Eurozone solution as borrowing costs outside of Germany rise to euro-era records;

2. The German government is standing firm in its opposition to deploying the European Central Bank (ECB) for the bailout of faltering Eurozone sovereigns;

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Is Germany Eyeing the Euro Exit? / Currencies / Euro

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGerman leaders talk about "more Europe"…but are they just buying time…?

THIS IS just an idea – but perhaps Germany is only pretending to want more European integration.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Why Is There a Euro Crisis? / Currencies / Euro

By: Philipp_Bagus

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOn Thursday, October 28, 2011, prices of European stocks soared. Big banks like Société Générale (+22.54%), BNP Paribas (+19.92%), Commerzbank (+16.49%) or Deutsche Bank (+15.35%) experienced fantastic one-day gains. What happened?

Today's banks are not free-market institutions. They live in a symbiosis with governments that they are financing. The banks' survival depends on privileges and government interventions. Such an intervention explains the unusual stock gains. On Wednesday night, an EU summit had limited the losses that European banks will take for financing the irresponsible Greek government to 50 percent. Moreover, the summit showed that the European political elite is willing to keep the game going and continue to bail out the government of Greece and other peripheral countries. Everyone who receives money from the Greek government benefits from the bailout: Greek public employees, pensioners, unemployed, subsidized sectors, Greek banks — but also French and German banks.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Odds Stacked Against Eurozone, Euro Currency Likely to Sink / Currencies / Euro

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat do the “Big Fitz,” the largest ship ever to sail the Great Lakes, and the Eurozone have in common? Hint: the former sank without a trace. Or, as Grant Williams so eloquently puts it, in his Things That Make You Go Hmmm... for Nov. 13 (this week's Outside the Box), “One can't help but think ... that this week may well have brought us to the wall at the end of the road down which Europe has been kicking the can for quite some time now.”

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What Do Wave Charts Say About the Euro? / Currencies / Euro

By: Glenn_Neely

This article is Part 1 of a 3-part interview series with Glenn Neely, founder and president of NEoWave Institute.  In these 3 interviews, conducted by blogger Bud Fox, Glenn Neely looks ahead at 3 specific trading markets (Euro, Gold, and Treasuries) through the lens of Wave structure and explores what Wave theory tells us about the next 5-10 years.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Euro is Dead. Long Live the Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: Axel_Merk

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTo ensure the European sovereign debt crisis doesn’t go to waste, the markets have kept policy makers and bankers on their toes. The naysayers of a European turnaround have become so overwhelming that it is stunning Europe hasn’t submerged into the Atlantic Ocean yet. It appears that German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the cautious woman with the checkbook, is about to turn the tide.

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Friday, October 07, 2011

European Politicians Fiddling While the Euro Burns / Politics / Euro

By: John_Browne

Last week, eurozone finance ministers postponed, yet again, the most difficult decisions on the Greek debt crisis. The assembled powers could have forced an orderly Greek default or they could have taken steps to push Greece out of the union. Instead, they simply bought time until the next major rollover of Greek debt - which comes due in November. I don't expect much to come from the brief respite.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

What the Euro Will Look Like in Five Years / Currencies / Euro

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSean Hyman writes: Believe it or not, there was a time when investors saw the euro as the savior currency of the world.

People talked about how the euro would replace the dollar as the world's reserve currency - and there was plenty of proof to support that opinion.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Enron-i-sation of Europe; Is the Euro "Beyond Rescue"? / Politics / Euro

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSteen Steen Jakobsen, chief economist for Saxo bank in Denmark discusses the Enron-i-sation of Europe in an Email "Macro Brief"

The Enron-i-sation of Europe: Finding solutions through SPV’s speak for themselves. Apart from the inability to being implemented (if German constitutional court is heard) it’s also a slippery road towards permanent aid. Hiding debt in more and more obscure vehicles is similar to Enron having 1000s of SPV hiding the “real issue”. Debt is debt. It needs to be paid back or someone needs to take a loss!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fed's Twist, ECB's Turn, Euro Shouts / Currencies / Euro

By: Ashraf_Laidi

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe FOMC has done what was expected via Operation Twist; buying the same amount of Treasuries ($400 bln) as much it will sell, thereby maintaining the size of its balance sheet at $2.87 trillion. This explains today's jump in USD. And the fact that the Fed stayed away from cutting interest rate on overnight reserves is another positive for USD & negative for equity indices.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Potential Euro Collapse and Rapid Redistribution Of Personal Wealth / Currencies / Euro

By: Dan_Amerman

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere is a significant chance that the Euro itself will collapse in the coming weeks or months.  Although the highly likely Greek government default may act as the trigger, the collapse of the European Monetary Union (EMU) and its currency is a quite different event from a single minor member defaulting on its debts.  As discussed herein, the potential rapid annihilation of what used to be a global reserve currency could lead to one of the fastest and sharpest redistributions of wealth in financial history.  If catastrophe takes down Europe's economy and banking system, then we may see repeated tidal waves of business collapse and spiking unemployment spreading out from the EU, and slamming into the already weak but tightly interlinked economies of the US, Japan, Canada, Australia and others. 

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Why the Euro is Not a Good Short / Currencies / Euro

By: Capital3X

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNo matter how bad the situation in EU zone is, the current price action is speaking a different language. Euro is not a good short at these levels. On the contrary, EUR/USD and EUR/GBP are building up a tremendous consolidation last seen probably in 2007. We know what happened then as it broke away to hit all time highs at 1.62. We are not saying it will do so now but the case to do so exists.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Eye on Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Paulenoff

It is interesting that the EUR/USD is circling unchanged this morning while spot gold price continue to climb in reaction to the ongoing impasse in the U.S. debt ceiling debate. You would think that if the desperate elements within the EC political structure managed to find common ground to deal with (quarantine) Greece during a crisis, that U.S. politicians would be able to put aside some of their differences to end this game of brinkmanship to avert an unprecedented crisis.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

EUR/USD Next Bear Leg Now in Process / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Our previous Update on EUR/USD highlighted a key reversal week in early May, which has marked the start of a consolidation/correction phase. Following renewed weakness we look at where the next supports reside.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

EURO Set to Soar Over Next 5 Years, Reason 10 year Debt Schedule of Europe / Currencies / Euro

By: Submissions

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMany are going to receive this with skepticism. EURO is set to soar esp against the US dollar and UK pound.

As per the EU stat released debt maturity schedule of PIIGS, a total of 370 bn euros was paid in 2010 while 328 is set to be paid in 2011. What is important to understand though is that the amount due to be retired decreases to 96.5 bn euros in 2016.

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Friday, July 01, 2011

Is the Euro in the Clear? / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Greek Parliament has voted to accept the austerity measures demanded by the IMF/EU/EZ in return for additional financial assistance, is the crisis for the Euro zone over or is it just a sticking plaster applied to a deeper wound?

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Euro Maintains Upper Hand Against U.S. Dollar / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Paulenoff

For all of the trepidation about a Greek default, and the possible dis-integration of the euro, it appears to still have the upper hand in its relationship with the dollar.

Perhaps Chairman Bernanke would not want it any other way at the moment?

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Monday, June 27, 2011

The Twin Spiral USD And EUR Collapse / Currencies / Euro

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBYE-BYE THE EURO, HELLO THE DOLLAR
The basic problem of the Eurozone-17 nation group using the euro dates from long before the euro's creation and its proven unworkability was well known in advance. There is no excuse for this. From the often crisis-wracked EMU system (European Monetary Union) starting with the 1980s Ecu system and becoming the EMU in 1992, the creation of the ECB central bank from the central banks of Eurozone member countries, closely linked with non-members like the UK, only intensified political playacting and meddling in the economy. The excuse for this was supposedly to foster federal-type political integration of the European Union and achieve the goals of mostly forgotten treaties (except to Eurocrats) such as the coal and steel community and Euratom.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Breakup of the Euro and Euro-zone? / Currencies / Euro

By: Michael_Hudson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast month Iceland voted against submitting to British and Dutch demands that it compensate their national bank insurance agencies for bailing out their own domestic Icesave depositors. This was the second vote against settlement (by a ratio of 3:2), and Icelandic support for membership in the Eurozone has fallen to just 30 percent. The feeling is that European politics are being run for the benefit of bankers, not the social democracy that Iceland imagined was the guiding philosophy – as indeed it was when the European Economic Community (Common Market) was formed in 1957.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Euro Peering Over the Abyss, What will the E.U. Do? / Currencies / Euro

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI have been doing a lot of reading this week, and today we look at some of the thoughts that keep coming to my mind. We'll think about the declining importance of economic theory (which is a tragedy) and then cast our eyes to Europe, where a truely tragicomic drama is being performed. Who needs the movies when you have the EU? There is a lot to talk about.

But first, some of my thinking has been deeply colored by some recent Conversations I have had with Neil Howe, Lacy Hunt, Dylan Grice, and George Friedman. Those audios and transcripts will soon be on the Conversations website, and others will join them shortly.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

EUR/USD Negative Key Reversal Gives Bulls Pause / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis year’s uptrend recently neared a 76.4% recovery level, but a sell-off last week has stopped bulls in their tracks for now, with current risk of further losses shorter term.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Why the Euro Currency is Doomed / Currencies / Euro

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJack Barnes writes: The Eurozone project has seen better days, which is why the future of the euro isn't a bright one.

In fact, as all the latest speculation about Greece either abandoning the euro currency - or being booted out of the Eurozone outright - is demonstrating, "the market" is about to apply a level of pressure well beyond what the Eurozone and European Union (EU) were designed to handle.

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Friday, April 01, 2011

Bulls in EUR/JPY Remain a Driving Force / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLong term support in EUR/JPY remains around a 76.4% pullback level (recently retested), and a better recovery is still a prospect following the recent brief sell-off.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ECB Peripheral Divergence and EUR/USD / Currencies / Euro

By: Ashraf_Laidi

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe primary reason for the currency's stabilization earlier this year and the subsequent 10% rally from early Jan was the ECB's hawkish rhetoric in the face of rising inflation. 2.4% annual inflation was a sufficiently good reason for the ECB to make a hawkish twist, especially as it underwent the awkward task of having to buy Irish and Portuguese bonds, while preaching monetary discipline and price stability. Bernanke's constant reiterations to maintain QE2 into June did not help the US dollar and neither did the low-volume surge in global equities to fresh 2 ½ year highs.

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Euro Nears $1.40 as Global Tensions Soften / Currencies / Euro

By: LiveCharts

Major financial markets are reacting early Thursday (March 3) morning to word from the Arab League that it is seeking ways to end the crisis in Libya.

Heightened revolution and political tension in the Middle East has dominated global news during the last few months. It has also impacted speculation in many investment markets.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Which Currency Will Crash First? / Currencies / Euro

By: Rosanne_Lim

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article2010 was an exciting year for currencies. The dollar, euro, the yen, and the yuan all went under the spotlight. Except for the yuan, each experienced drastic swings wrought about by internal or external factors. But overall, these events underwhelmed confidence in paper money. The main reason is because of the sovereign debt crisis that swept the world.

Most of the developed nations including the United States, Japan, and a number of European countries have unsustainable debt. The US and Japan, for example, are heading towards insolvency. Meanwhile, the only reason why several countries in the EU haven’t defaulted is the bail-out by stronger EU members.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Why Japan Needs a Weaker Yen, and How You Can Play It / Currencies / Euro

By: Bryan_Rich

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleStandard & Poor’s downgraded Japan’s sovereign debt rating this week. It was the first cut in Japan’s rating in nine years. Japan now joins Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain — all of which have been downgraded in the past twelve months; hardly the kind of company a country wants to keep.

I’ve said many times that in a world mired in debt and deficits, it’s only a matter of time until Japan has its turn under the spotlight of global scrutiny. And with this downgrade, it could be sooner rather than later.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

China Plays Europe Card, Ramifications of Chinese Dollar Swap Facility / Currencies / Euro

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhether Americans and Westerners in general like it or not, the Chinese have become and will remain the key drivers to many economic and financial market developments, progress, and averted wreckage. The intrepid lapdog US press, loyal to the syndicate, is a critical element to maintain distractions. Of course, China must adapt and react to their own stumbles and accidents, assured since for years they have maintained a tight link in monetary policy. Doing so has linked their asset bubble expansion and bust cycle to the deadly one in the United States, and filled their coffers with US$-denominated toxic debt securities.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Euro's Reversal of Fortune & Outlook / Currencies / Euro

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Euro closed up Friday`s session at 136.13, and looks poised to make a run up to test the 140 level in February. I, among many, was thinking the Euro would next test the 125 level, and things started heading well in that direction with the Euro moving down to 129, and appearing on a downward slope.

So what happened? Well, there have been quite a few new developments that prompted this reversal of the euro fortune.  

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Friday, January 21, 2011

European Debt Crisis: How to Profit No Matter What Happens / Currencies / Euro

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: Since the European debt crisis first emerged in early 2010, it has dominated headlines, roiled the world financial markets, and has kept investors in a perpetual state of alert as they wait for the next shoe to drop.

But let me share with you a little-known secret: Investors who understand where the "fault lines" are forming in this Eurozone debacle can transform the biggest sovereign-debt crisis in years into a major profit opportunity.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Medium Term EUR/GBP Downtrend Resuming / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

A medium term bear signal in the EUR/GBP cross was given in the first half of 2010, with subsequent recovery finding good technical resistance last October. Renewed weakness now looks like the resumption of the main downtrend.

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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Falling Euro May Offer the Best Investment OPPORTUNITY of 2011 / Currencies / Euro

By: Bryan_Rich

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs we start the New Year, the global investment climate looks remarkably similar to this time last year. The world is getting more bullish on the outlook for the U.S. Meanwhile, the unfolding sovereign debt crisis in Europe threatens to squash global risk appetite and send not only Europe back into recession, but perhaps trigger another global financial crisis.

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Euro Currency New Year, New Challenges / Currencies / Euro

By: Ashraf_Laidi

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne interesting aspect of todays blow out +297K rise in Dec ADP is the cautious interpretations circulated for Fridays release of Dec Nonfarm payrolls. Recall the disappointing 39K increase in Nov payrolls from +172 in Oct despite the unexpectedly strong +92K ADP in Nov. Nonetheless, both the US dollar and 10 year yields are rallying across the board of further growth recovery in the US. Noting that Fed Chairman Bernanke will testify to Congress 1 hour after Friday's jobs report, we would expect the Chairman to reiterate the case for buying the entire $600 bln in QE2 even in the event that Dec payrolls show a blowout number with similar proportions to today's ADP (above 220K-250K). Yet despite those reiterations of QE2, bond yields will likely hold on to their upward trajectory eyeing 3.80% before ultimately regaining 4.10-15% in late Q1, which should help support USD vs. EUR, GBP and JPY.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Europe's New Plan to Save the Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: STRATFOR

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEurope is on the cusp of change. An EU heads-of-state summit Dec. 16 launched a process aimed to save the common European currency. If successful, this process would be the most significant step toward creating a singular European power since the creation of the European Union itself in 1992 — that is, if it doesn’t destroy the euro first.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Is this the week which brings “bad” fortune to Euro? / Currencies / Euro

By: Bari_Baig

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt seems just about everyone has forgotten about the EU Debt Crisis which couldn’t get enough air time several weeks ago. Now, all of a sudden everyone’s attention is towards U.S or as the holiday season is approaching no one wants to look at the bad side of the picture [But] does that mean all is well?

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Ominous Euro Divergence From Rising US and European Equities / Currencies / Euro

By: Ashraf_Laidi

China's latest action to raise banks' reserve requirement ratios is no longer weighing on market sentiment as participants expect the more aggressive option of higher interest rates (borrowing and lending). The overnight decision to hike RRR for the 6th time this year is seen as part of a broader tightening.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

EUR/USD Targets 1.25 / Currencies / Euro

By: Bari_Baig

Last week on Dec 2nd after the ECB’s press conference Euro found additional strength on news that three months were being extended in the QEI program and by Friday’s close Euro had traded upward to 1.343s. Euro then rallied from 1.298s to 1.343s which is 5 Big figures and we had termed the move a bounce even before it took place as we wrote in our article [The Good Days [Euro] dated Dec 1st on www.marketprojection.net and [Euro, USD, Gold, and Stock Index Analysis] on Dec 1st on www.marketoracle.co.uk that “Edited note “summary”: coming two days would be good for Euro and we are “Bulls” as we find Euro extremely over sold at this point however, after 2 days the downside opens up even more and we’d therefore sell on strength” regardless of what we had anticipated we are willing to give all this credit to Mr. Trichet. Why? Because the only obvious effect of Mr. Trichet’s statement was on Euro and it too was further aided by weak employment data from the U.S on Friday which resulted in U.S Dollar falling fast.

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Is Euro really that Strong or it’s just a Bounce? / Currencies / Euro

By: Bari_Baig

Okay, let’s be fair, past two days have been wondrous for Euro without a doubt! It is difficult to understand how quickly war wounds are forgotten when the going gets “simple” and [apparently] things are going smooth, word of focus is “apparently”.  Euro Bulls are cheering and well they have all the right to do so but should we also cheer with them? To an extent, yes as we wrote in our article [Euro, USD, Gold and Stock Index Analysis] dated Dec 1st on www.marketprojection.net that “We say [Go Bulls] for 2 days” and we further went on to define the move that Euro would take in coming two days with the top side at 1.337s as the Single European currency seemed too oversold to us.

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

ECB Will Do Whatever it Takes to Save the Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: Axel_Merk

The one thing worse than a fire in a building is a fire in a building when emergency exits are bolted shut: a panic in the market is exacerbated when liquidity dries up. It appears the European Central Bank (ECB) embraces this view: in today's press conference by ECB head Trichet, he re-iterated a number of times that non-standard measures are there to permit appropriate transmission of standard measures. In plain English, this means that whatever emergency support is given to the market is a) temporary in nature and b) designed to allow monetary policy and thus economies to function.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Could Gold Replace the Euro? / Currencies / Euro

By: Bari_Baig

The pace at which things are changing in this ever changing world is very interesting. Less than two weeks ago Irish government was reluctant to admit to a problem with the Irish Banking system. Outcome; Mr. Cowen panicked he did not just agree to the bailout package but to keep the fragile coalition in place he announced re-elections in January. Everyone touts about being democratic however, coalition governments seldom work [well] even when all seems to be going fine whereas Mr. Cowen has work cut out for him as he’s frantically juggling to keep things in place most importantly the Budget.

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Politics

Friday, November 26, 2010

Euro Fatally Wounded by Serial Sovereign Debt Bailouts / Politics / Euro

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI have been warning since 2007 that European banks were in at least as bad a shape as US banks. Recent events in Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain should make it clear to even the Euro bulls just how severe the stress on the Euro is.

One would think this would have caused the dollar-centric hyperinflationists and those who thought the Euro would be the world's next reserve currency to go into hiding, but instead several hyperinflation proponents have attracted followings by calling for hyperinflation in the US by the end 2011. One even offered seminars on how to deal with it.

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Currencies

Friday, November 26, 2010

EUR/CHF Bear Wind Blows / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

We last looked at EUR/CHF when bears seemed fully in control, but subsequent action has suggested that that tide is on the wane, with the first positive indication recently seen. The current pullback could prove temporary, with a fresh attempt on the upside to come.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Is the Euro Finished? / Currencies / Euro

By: Kevin_George

In 2008, Irish finance minister proclaimed that in shoring up their toxic banks that it was “The cheapest bank bailout in the world!” Two years later and this cost was ‘expected’ to rise to €34bn. Fast forward to the present and the confirmation that Ireland has been forced to seek assistance from the EU/IMF totalling around €80bn.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

EUR/USD Bounce Closing in on Stronger Resistance / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe recovery in EUR/USD from the Jun low has, so far, been a 3-wave affair and recently found good resistance. There is now the risk that further weakness will mean curtains for the bulls as upward momentum seeps away.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Euro Back Under the Microscope, PIIGS Debt Crisis Round3 / Currencies / Euro

By: Bryan_Rich

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleInvestors, politicians and the media have had tunnel vision for the better part of the past five months. And it’s been directed squarely on the United States.

The world has been transfixed on the dollar. Experts have tirelessly surmised how the Fed’s recent decision to launch another round of quantitative easing was reckless. And they’ve claimed this action will do irreparable damage to the buck — the world’s primary reserve currency.

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

QE2's Done, Now Euro and European Debt Crisis To Take Center Stage / Currencies / Euro

By: Dian_L_Chu

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOver the past month or so, world`s focus, currency markets in particular, has been centered mainly on the U.S. over QE2, the November elections, and the Job`s Report. As such, there have been some interesting headlines coming out of Europe that went quietly under the radar as Wall Street became infatuated with their own bullish sentiment.

Now, with QE2 and mid-term election pretty much behind us, guess where the market’s attention will shift to next?

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Don't Fear the Euro Currency / Currencies / Euro

By: Michael_Pento

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhen the euro hit a low of $1.1917 against the US dollar on June 7th, 2010, the airwaves crackled with assertions that the European common currency, beset by Greek debt problems and intra-union discord, was destined to trade at parity with the greenback. They were wrong. Since then, the euro has risen over 17% against the dollar, hitting $1.3961 today. The current upswing, delivered courtesy of the Fed, has at least temporarily silenced the euro's critics. It should also serve to impugn the notion that the US dollar holds a permanent position as the world's reserve currency.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

EUR/USD Bounce Closing in on Stronger Resistance / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe recovery in EUR/USD from a Jun low has turned out impressive, with a second bull leg now well underway. This has started to reach certain interesting resistance levels which the market could find tough to overcome.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Top Building Period for Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Paulenoff

We are long U.S. dollars against the euro now, to go along with our long dollar model portfolio position against the yen, which is a toe-dipping expedition ahead of what I think is an approaching period of lower gold prices, falling oil prices, and correcting equity prices...or in other words, a respite for the "risk-on" trade.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Euro nears $1.34 following Fed meeting announcements / Currencies / Euro

By: LiveCharts

Central Bank leaders elected to leave interest rates alone following their monetary policy meeting on Tuesday (September 21). The move extended weakness in the dollar and helped push the euro and pound higher.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Euro Moves Higher Against U.S. Dollar / Currencies / Euro

By: LiveCharts

The euro traded as high as $1.3038 earlier Wednesday (September 15) and currently sits at $1.3011 after upbeat US data this week has cause some speculators to move away from the dollar and into more high risk investments.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Euro Falls Hard on Renewed European Sovereign Debt Crisis Concerns / Currencies / Euro

By: LiveCharts

The euro has dropped sharply in the last 36 hours after new data showed risky debt held by European banks could be a bigger problem than was previously indicated.

The stress test of European banks performed by the European Union in July found that lenders would holding plenty of risky debt. The report indicated that German’s top 10 banks were $135 million below new capital requirements based on their debt situations.

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

China Knows the Fate of the Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: Bryan_Rich

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis week, the U.S. Commerce Department gave China another pass on its currency manipulation, ruling against charges it was undercutting U.S. aluminum makers.

This puts China’s currency back on the radar for the politicians and others who, last June, were coaxed into thinking that China was making concessions on its weak currency policy. That’s when China announced they would be de-pegging the value of the yuan from the U.S. dollar.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Slip Back in EUR/JPY Currently Assumed Temporary / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAfter EUR/JPY found interesting support from a long term 76.4% level earlier in 2010, initial bull signs appeared. The current s/term slip back might unnerve the early bulls but it is worth them keeping the faith for now.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fed’s Wake-Up Call Gives the Euro a Dose of Reality / Currencies / Euro

By: Bryan_Rich

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Fed surprised many people this week when it announced it would respond to the deteriorating economy with more efforts to stimulate.

It was a splash of cold water on the face of the world, a wake-up call that hammered home the reality of the economic climate: The recession wasn’t normal, the recovery wasn’t real, and we’re only half way through what will likely be described as a global depression.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Has the short-term move in the Euro Yen clarified the long-term outlook? / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFor most of May and June the Yen was a strong buy against the Euro, as traders sought safe havens to protect against the Euro zone Sovereign debt crisis. At that time, the Yen and Dollar were considered safe trades, especially the Yen, even though Japan runs a very high debt to GDP ratio and continues to struggle with deflation. But unlike the Dollar, Japan runs a healthy trade surplus, has foreign exchange reserves in excess of US$1.0T and most of her government bonds are owned domestically.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Euro Currency Follow Up Analysis / Currencies / Euro

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLate last week we produced a video on the euro (which was posted on our blog on Monday), making a case that the currency was very close, if not at its highs. Since then, we have had two significant events fall into place which made the dollar skyrocket against the euro.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Is the Euro on Shaky Ground? / Currencies / Euro

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn this short video we take an in-depth look at the euro and its relationship to the US dollar. The recent sharp rally in the euro, up from the 1.19 level, may be coming to an end.

We look at several indicators that are close to confirming that this market may be set to head lower.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Euro Currency Rally Good for Gold / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Paulenoff

The euro rally versus the dollar has really started to gain steam, propelling the euro to retest a major resistance plateau (formerly support) at 1.2880, which if hurdled and sustained will argue for additional strength that next should confront the sharply declining 200 DMA, now at 1.3315.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

How the ECB Engineered the Euro’s Recovery / Currencies / Euro

By: Gary_Dorsch

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTrying to pick a winning trade in the foreign exchange market is similar to judging a “reverse beauty” contest. In other words, one must be able to identify the least ugly currency among its peers, at any given moment in time. All paper currencies are considered to be ugly, when compared to the “king of currencies” – Gold, since the central bankers are apt to print vast quantities of fiat currency, at the behest of government officials who have appointed them to run the printing presses.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Proshares Ultra Short EUO Euro ETF Trend Analysis / Currencies / Euro

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHere's an ETF that you may want to take a look at...

I just finished a new short video on an ETF that's looking very interesting. The video runs a little over two minutes and gets right to the meat and potatoes of this market.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Euro Rally Profit Selling Opportunity / Currencies / Euro

By: Bryan_Rich

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOver the past month, the talk from European officials about the sovereign debt crisis has gone relatively quiet.

Meanwhile, the euro has bounced aggressively from 1.1877 to over 1.27 versus the dollar.

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Is the Squeeze Over in the Dollar Euro? / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDespite the Dollar’s recent weakness against the Euro, we sense the market is undergoing a correction rather than a trend reversal. The situation in the Euro zone remains delicate. Indeed, the only thing that has changed in recent weeks is that the endless stream of negative commentary about the Euro zone has virtually dried up.

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Friday, July 02, 2010

The Euro Makes a Stand / Currencies / Euro

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAfter dipping just below the 1.20 level, the euro had a brief rally that pushed this currency back up to the 1.24/1.25 area. This corrective rally did not change the longer-term outlook for this market.

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Friday, July 02, 2010

EUR/USD Trying to Establish a Base / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEarlier in June the Daily EUR/USD chart had shown signs of bear fatigue, although subsequent action proved muted on the upside. However, Thursday’s strength re-focuses attention on nearby resistances, through which a better, albeit temporary, recovery beckons.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Why I'm 100% Certain the Euro Will Fall / Currencies / Euro

By: DailyWealth

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTom Dyson writes: I call it my "broken dam" indicator...

Imagine trying to dam a powerful river. You build the thickest dam you can afford. For a while, the dam holds the water back and a reservoir forms. As the reservoir gets bigger, the water's pressure grows. Eventually, the weight of the reservoir exceeds the strength of the concrete, and the dam starts crumbling. Sooner or later, the reservoir ends up in the valley... along with your dam.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Euro Under Pressure Means Forex Trading Should Not be Foreign to You / Currencies / Euro

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt's the biggest market in the world and is traded 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, and therefore one that is impossible to ignore. I'm speaking, of course, about the forex market.

The question is, is this the tail that's wagging the dog? Meaning, is the forex market, mainly the euro, dictating the trend in American and European equity markets.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Euro to Fall Further and Gold Breaks Traditional Relationship With Dollar / Currencies / Euro

By: Miles_Banner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe devaluation of the euro in recent months, which has continued in spite of huge political attempts to reverse the trend, has recently accelerated.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Euro Declines on a Sea of Bankruptcy and Paper Promises / Currencies / Euro

By: LewRockwell

Richard Daughty writes: Do you ever get the feeling that you are in some kind of weird dream, where someone is holding a pillow over your face so that you can’t breathe, and you can dimly hear your children asking, “Is he dead yet, mom?” and I am thrashing around and yelling out, “No, I’m not dead, you morons!” but nobody is paying attention? Me, too!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Euro Stabilized as Worst Credit Fears Subside / Currencies / Euro

By: LiveCharts

The Euro appears to be relatively stable this week, with a current rate of $1.2304.  It actually reached a Wednesday morning (June 16) high of $1.2355 before receding a bit in the mid morning trade.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

It's Time to Close Out Your Short Euro Trade / Currencies / Euro

By: DailyWealth

Dr. Steve Sjuggerud writes: Six months ago, in my newsletter True Wealth, I told readers it was time to bet against the euro:

This type of opportunity doesn't come along very often. It's time to bet against the euro. It's overpriced. A mountain of factors is against it. And a downtrend has been established – so it's time to make the trade.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

ECB Inflexibly Flexible, A Turning Point for the Euro? / Currencies / Euro

By: Axel_Merk

Following the European Central Bank's (ECB) press conference following its monthly meeting, President Trichet's main task was to boost credibility. As Trichet makes abundantly clear, the ECB is"inflexibly attached to price stability." To achieve its goal, however, he could have added the ECB needs to be inflexibly flexible. When quizzed on the ECB bond purchase program, a program that may take the ECB down a slippery road of money printing should it not be properly neutralized, Trichet discussed three elements: the purpose, the design and observation of the program.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Russia Clings onto Euro Currency Reserves Despite Plunge / Currencies / Euro

By: Pravda

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRussia still trusts the European currency, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told Agence France-Presse and France 2 TV channel prior to his visit to Paris.

“We trust and believe in the euro. We wouldn’t keep so much of our reserves, gold and foreign currency reserves in the European currency otherwise,” Putin said.

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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Prechter Bearish on Euro and Gold / Currencies / Euro

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe euro's recent loss has been the dollar's gain, which means that it's not the best time to buy the U.S. dollar. Meanwhile, the most popular alternative to currencies, gold, isn't such a good buy either. Watch the second excerpt from Robert Prechter's May 20 interview with Yahoo! Finance Tech Ticker host Aaron Task to hear what Prechter thinks is in store for the U.S. currency and gold.

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The Euro Zone Has Failed, Czech Republic President / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHas the Euro Zone "project" been a success or a failure? Václav Klaus, president of Czech Republic makes a solid case 'The Euro Zone Has Failed'

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Euro Crash And Real Resource Bancor / Currencies / Euro

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFrom as early as mid-year 2008 it was possible to predict the overvalued Euro, always able to gain from intrinsic US dollar weakness, was itself heading for a fall. Unsurprisingly and until late 2009 speculators first shifted to buying the traditional hedges, Gold and Oil, rather than directly attack the Euro. This strategy was however soon troubled by the arrival of the sovereign debt overhang from global economic recession. Contrary to first impressions, the US sovereign debt crisis is at least as irremediable as European national debts.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Euro Crisis, The Hidden Agenda / Currencies / Euro

By: Sol_Palha

"Watch out for emergencies. They are your big chance." ~ Fritz Reiner

While everyone is focusing on the so called obvious factors, they have missed the most important factor; the real reason behind the crisis. The crisis started in Greece and the top EU members knew they were going to bail out Greece and potentially any other member that needed help, but they pretended that they would not. One of the obvious reasons for the bailout was not to protect Greece, but to save the bond holders; most of the bond holders are foreigners. That's the same reason the banks were bailed out in the US, to protect the large shareholders; it's all a game of smoke and mirrors.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Critical Juncture - Update on the Euro, Australian Dollar and Japanese Yen / Currencies / Euro

By: Axel_Merk

Our long-term outlook on the euro remains more positive than that of many market participants. There are numerous reasons for our view, amongst others because it is more difficult to print and spend money in the eurozone. Fiscal coordination is rapidly improving in the eurozone, addressing the euro area's key deficiencies. Since the announcement of the $1 trillion credit line less than 3 weeks ago, Spain, Portugal and Italy have all passed substantial fiscal consolidation measures. Germany is also seizing the opportunity, proposing to reform labor markets.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Euro Collapse Looms? Panic Ban On Naked Short Selling / Currencies / Euro

By: F_William_Engdahl

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGermany's Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Euro currency is at risk and that Europe faces its greatest challenge since the EU was formed. It comes as stock markets in Europe and Asia tumbled on the surprise news that Berlin was banning types of 'short selling' where investors profit by betting that shares will drop in value.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Euro Gains as Germany Finalizes Eurozone Support Package / Currencies / Euro

By: LiveCharts

German lawmakers have moved very quickly to officially put into a place a loan assistance package for debt ridden European Union countries.  Citing the growing despair in the marketplace, German leaders noted that making the support package official was important to concerned consumers and investors.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Euro Panic Buying Opportunity / Currencies / Euro

By: Zeal_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe condition of Europe has become the psychological linchpin governing the world’s financial markets.  Even the notoriously insular American investors are fretting about Europe’s woes on an hour-by-hour basis, which is incredible.  The euro currency has become the focus of the global Europe fears, trying unsuccessfully to shoulder this crushing burden.  The result is the euro’s recent panic-like plunge.

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Currencies

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Euro Trending Towards Parity to the U.S. Dollar, Fast! / Currencies / Euro

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon't be surprised when one euro equals one dollar... it could happen.

As everyone in the Western World knows, Europe has been having its share of major problems. All of Europe’s trials and tribulations have had a dramatic affect on the performance of the euro, recently putting it under severe pressure.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Euro Crisis Totally Out of Control? Implications / Currencies / Euro

By: Christopher_Laird

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe evolving Euro crisis is expanding and deteriorating rapidly. In only one week since the $1 trillion EU proposed bailout, the following happened:

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

If The Euro Collapses What Will Happen to the Oil Price? / Currencies / Euro

By: Andrew_Butter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAccording to the IMF World GDP in nominal terms expressed in dollars was $57 trillion in 2009. The European Union accounted for 29% of that; and lets say another 10% of the world implicitly or explicitly link their currencies to the Euro (for the sake of argument I’m assuming the Pound tracks the Euro and the Yen will track the dollar more or less).

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Currencies

Saturday, May 15, 2010

You're Not Too Late: Three Euro Trades You Can Make This Week / Currencies / Euro

By: DailyWealth

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTom Dyson writes: In March 2009, the Federal Reserve announced it would spend $300 billion buying Treasury bonds...

The Federal Reserve has immense financial power. You'd expect this announcement to cause prices to rise in the Treasury bond market. And they did. The day they made the announcement, Treasury bond prices had their biggest one-day gain in history... and continued rising for a few days after.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Euro Crisis, The Worst is Yet To Come / Currencies / Euro

By: Sol_Palha

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"If the thunder is not loud, the peasant forgets to cross himself." ~ Russian proverb

I think it is a given that Greece will have to default, everyone knows this, but they are just playing cat and mouse for now. Most Greeks are dead set against the new Austerity measures and they will likely throw this government out of power for the new changes they have instilled.

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Currencies

Friday, May 14, 2010

Euro Under Extreme Pressure in Downward Death Spiral / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIf a picture is worth 1,000 words, then in the case of the enclosed 11-year weekly chart of the EUR/USD only one or two are required to put the situation into perspective: WOW! Or, alternatively, YIKES! In recent days, we have discussed the inability of the EUR to mount any sort of rally to regain Sunday evening's short-covering high at 1.3095, which at some point would bring in another round of "liquidators." Appropriately, the "long liquidators" emerged on a Friday, ahead of the European market close, and ahead of the start of the North American session. As of the open the EUR/USD was pressing into new low territory and heading for a test of the prior significant low at 1.2330 (1% beneath current levels) from Oct 2008.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

EUR/USD Next Stop 2006 Lows / Currencies / Euro

By: Guy_Lerner

Well that was quick.

I definitely would have thought that the 2009 lows in the EURUSD would have provided a little bit more buying support, but that wasn't to be. As you can see from the weekly chart (figure 1) of the EURUSD, price is well below the key pivot point at 1.25674. This level is now resistance. The next stop is the 2006 lows, which reside in the zone between 1.16 and 1.19.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Gold Rises as the Euro Vaporizes / Currencies / Euro

By: Andy_Sutton

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis wasn’t supposed to happen. When it was introduced 11 years ago, the Euro was to be the world’s newest, biggest, and best yet currency. There were strict guidelines for getting into Club Euro and you’d better follow them if you didn’t want to be voted off the island. What became immediately clear is that there were stronger members and weaker members. That fact is becoming increasingly apparent as the real state of the Eurozone now comes into clear focus. Over the years, rules were bent, concessions made, and explanations given, all for the purposes of justifying short-term benefits such as the availability of Italian milk to the Club. Yes, Italian milk.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Euro Crash, ECB Losing Credibility as it Prints Money When It Said It Wouldn't / Currencies / Euro

By: Charles_Maley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIf you really think about it, the Euro is as much of an experiment as it is a currency. As I mentioned in my previous post, the Euro idea was that 16 different countries could join hands under one united monetary policy. The trick is to accomplish this under separate cultures, political structures, and economic climates. How’s that working out?

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Does the E.U. Bailout Signal the Euro’s Death? / Currencies / Euro

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJason Simpkins writes: Does the European Union (EU) bailout signal an end for the euro currency?

Investment icon Jim Rogers and lauded economist Nouriel Roubini think so.

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Currencies

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Demise of the Euro as a World Currency? / Currencies / Euro

By: Bob_Chapman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGreece has its immediate financing. Now the question is can they follow the prescription? In all likelihood the answer is no. The bond markets are reflecting that via a lack of confidence. In fact, some bond markets are falling apart and there is no end in sight. We have bond rating firms lowering ratings, as the rating services themselves are under serious fire and we do not believe they will be around long. The big question is why did it take two years and 10 months to react?

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Breaking News, Germany to Leave the Euro This Weekend? / Currencies / Euro

By: Mac_Slavo

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe internet, and especially gold forums, are getting excited over the possibility of very big news from Germany this Friday.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Trillion Shmillion, Euro Europe’s “Common Currency” Is Still Doomed / Currencies / Euro

By: Justice_Litle

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs far as the euro goes, the trillion-dollar "shock and awe" program was a shocking disappointment. Here's why.

"...while Europeans no longer fear foreign armies, they are starting to fear foreign bondholders. Europe's existence as a "lifestyle superpower' has depended on an ample supply of credit..."

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Shock and Awe Euro Short Squeeze, Then What? / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe ECB, IMF, and now the Fed have come out with bazookas blazing in all hands. The amount of ammunition the fools are willing to throw at "Defending the Euro" is now up to $962 billion.

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Currencies

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Europe WANTS a Lower Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: Bryan_Rich

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe euro is in devaluation mode … in a sharp 17 percent decline against the dollar over the past five months. And I’ve written extensively on why, and why it still has further to go.

Now I believe a covert policy decision has been made by the European Central Bank (ECB) to use currency devaluation as a tool for the European monetary union (Emu) to survive.

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Currencies

Sunday, May 09, 2010

E.U. Finance Ministers Battle to Defend the Euro Against Speculators / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEU finance ministers are meeting this weekend in a mad race to Defend the Euro, whatever it takes.

On Friday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy Vowed to "Confront Speculators Mercilessly" via Secret Plans he could Reveal.

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Currencies

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Euro Crisis, Central Bankers Dream of Economic Decoupling / Currencies / Euro

By: Michael_S_Rozeff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt begins with government fiat. Money is mostly electronic. It is mostly "e". It is mostly a series of 0s and 1s in memory banks. Everyone by fiat must accept e-money in payments. It is made into legal tender.

We live in a world of central banks and fiat money. Central bankers are at the core of one portion of a larger government-created political economy. They are the department given the power to create and destroy the electronic bank reserves of ordinary banks. These reserves are nothing more than an e-credit asset account in an ordinary bank's computer memory and an offsetting e-liability account in the central bank's hard drive.

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Currencies

Friday, May 07, 2010

Lower Support Sought in EUR/USD After 76.4% Failure / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn this week’s FX Specialist Guide we had been looking closer for evidence of support, on the approach to 1.3000. However, in a sign of bears’ current strength, this level was quickly violated, calling for lower chart levels in what looks to be developing nicely into a second medium term bear leg.

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Thursday, May 06, 2010

What if the EuroZone Breaks Up? Looking to the Collapse of the Soviet Union for Answers / Currencies / Euro

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLet's have a thought game. What if the Eurozone breaks up? My friend and very serious philosophical thinker Charles Gave (of GaveKal) thinks that would be a positive event. To quote his conclusion:

"But we return to the most simple of questions, namely: Was the end of the USSR a negative event? When Americans stopped wasting capital building empty condos in Florida or Arizona, was that bad news? If, like us, our reader answers "no" to the above questions, then the Greek crisis should be seen as a reason for hope, rather than despair."

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Currencies

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Euro in Decline, Possible Headwind for Gold GLD ETF / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLet's notice that the euro has pressed below the up trendline that originated in 2002, and cuts across the price axis this week at 1.3080. Today's plunge to a new bear phase low at 1.3020 has violated the trendline; however, in that this is a weekly chart, it remains to be seen if euro/dollar will close the week beneath 1.3080. If yes, then the euro should head still lower into the area of the Nov. 2008 to March 2009 lows, in the vicinity of 1.2800 down to 1.2400.

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Currencies

Saturday, May 01, 2010

The Euro Is Screwed, Investors Seek Gold Safe Haven / Currencies / Euro

By: David_Galland

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKevin Brekke and David Galland, The Casey Report write: On April 22, Eurostat, the statistical arm of the European Union, released figures on EU member states’ government deficits and debt for 2006-2009. The European Commission requires member states to report certain data every April.

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Economics

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Where'd the Greek Money Go? How to Flee the Worst Currency Crisis in Three Decades... / Economics / Euro

By: Adrian_Ash

THERE IS NO last mover advantage in fleeing a debt default. Not least when it's so clearly flagged in advance.

So whether or not the Greek government has to restructure its finances – screwing one set of creditors or another – you can't blame Greek savers for moving a chunk of their money out of the country since New Year.

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Currencies

Friday, April 30, 2010

Euro Crisis a Death by A Thousand Day Trades / Currencies / Euro

By: Christopher_Quigley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLabour unrest, collapsing employment, bankrupt public coffers, riots and sovereign debt default.

This all might seem unexpected however in 1995 a former European Union economist Bernard Connolly foretold it all in his classic book “The Rotten Heart of Europe.”  Connolly was hounded out of his elite job for telling the truth about the lies and obfuscation regarding the ERM (Exchange Rate Mechanism), the forerunner of the Euro. He knew that his instincts and training as a professional economist were telling him that the Euro would be a disaster for Nation States yet he was not allowed to articulate his genuine concerns.

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Currencies

Friday, April 30, 2010

Is It All Over for the Euro? Forex Trading Video / Currencies / Euro

By: INO

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThings have been bad in Europe recently. Between the travel restrictions due to the volcano and ash, as well as Greece not wanting to conform to strict fiscal policies, problems are adding up and adding weight onto the euro.

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Currencies

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Fall Of The Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: Howard_Katz

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMany a weekend since the beginning of the year has been occupied by a “crisis” in the euro.  But this weekend’s “crisis” seems to be the mother of them all.  As such, it will probably put an end to them, and the gold market will pull out of its funk and resume its bull trend.

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Currencies

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What I Am Watching EURUSD / Currencies / Euro

By: Guy_Lerner

The EURUSD cross rate has been bouncing around its weekly key pivot point for several weeks now. See figure 1, a weekly chart of the EURUSD.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Euro Crisis, Greek Bonds Crashing and Capital Flight as Default Risks Soar / Currencies / Euro

By: Bryan_Rich

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt’s been two weeks since the bailout speculation surrounding the Achilles’ heel of the euro zone, Greece, has had some closure.

European officials kept the balls in the air as long as they could in an attempt to distract speculators … to manage fears of a Greek and euro-zone crisis. It was a carefully orchestrated game of confusion.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Alert, Euro On Verge of Real Crisis / Currencies / Euro

By: Christopher_Laird

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSomething big is up, and it’s possible the Euro is going into a real crisis within two months…Is this the next big market surprise ala Lehman? Not exactly like Lehman, but of the scale of that crisis that shook the entire world and almost caused worldwide bank shutdowns in Fall 2008? I am beginning to think so, and have been discussing this looming new worry for subscribers, IE we are right at the cusp of something big for the Euro and the European Union, not only financially but very much so politically. Imagine what a real Euro crisis would do to – everything!

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Euro Currency Bashing, How Perceptions Have Changed / Currencies / Euro

By: Claus_Vogt

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNot long ago the euro was rising, and everybody seemed to hate the U.S dollar. During that market phase I constantly asked a rhetorical question: Why do you think the euro is any better than the dollar?

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Next Down Leg for the Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: Bryan_Rich

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere are two major issues facing global currencies in the months ahead. And both have escalated in the past week.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Feldstein and Goldman Sachs Say Buy Euro's Now / Currencies / Euro

By: Dian_L_Chu

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFormer European Commission President Romano Prodi this week said the worst of Greece’s financial crisis is over and other European nations won’t follow in its path.

The Sunday Telegraph also reported the European Union (EU) nations were preparing a “bailout package” for Greece that could exceed $34.4 billion as early as Monday the 15th, with Germany and France the main cash backers.

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Saturday, March 06, 2010

George Soros Wants To Destroy the European Currency / Currencies / Euro

By: Pravda

George Soros, a billionaire and philanthropist, was accused of masterminding the financial plot, the goal of which is to send the European currency, the euro, down.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Short-term Bottom for Euro / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Paulenoff

As we noted Thursday, the technical set-up of the Euro/$US exhibits the requisite conditions for the establishment of a near-term bottom, followed by a relief rally to 1.3750-1.3800 in the upcoming hours/days. Let’s notice now that the euro is approaching initial resistance at 1.3720/50, which should give us a good gauge as the strength of the euro rally.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Awaiting EUR/USD Reaction At 61.8% Level / Currencies / Euro

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe EUR/USD has continued to grind lower, reluctant to embark on any meaningful rebound phase. Earlier supports have given way but, now, the 61.8% pullback level has been neared, offering sidelined bulls another chance.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gold Euro Record High, Euro-zone Crisis as Economies Cannot Devalue Against Each Other / Currencies / Euro

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt wasn't called the "irrevocable exchange rate" for nothing...

PRICING YOUR money in gold – in a world where everyone else does the same, and at fixed exchange rates, too – makes for a big problem if the welfare state begins gobbling up more wealth, year after year, than it earns in taxation.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Future of the Euro Currency in Question / Currencies / Euro

By: Bryan_Rich

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAt the beginning of this year, I wrote a Money and Markets column entitled “Will the Euro Become the Most Hated Currency for 2010?

At that time, the euro/dollar exchange rate was about 5 percent off of its 2009 highs. And we were just months removed from hearing the constant and broadly espoused opinions suggesting the euro would become the world’s next primary reserve currency — replacing the troubled U.S. dollar.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Eight Financial Fault Lines Appear In The Euro Experiment! / Currencies / Euro

By: Gordon_T_Long

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTremors were heard across Europe and around the world last week. There was little mistaking the clear fracturing sounds of the European Monetary Union.

Receiving less fanfare than the political hyperbole of EU solidarity, was surfacing evidence of serious fissures that exposed similar financial schemes which took the US to the financial abyss.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Euro Is Not Gold, May Collapse Plunging Eurozone into Chaos / Currencies / Euro

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBorrowing at low German-style rates, the Eurozone states forgot to apply German-style limits...

ALTHOUGH hedge funds keep confusing the two, the Euro is not gold.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Europe's PIGS Gorging on Free Euros as ECB Bankrolls the Incontinent Subcontinent / Politics / Euro

By: Gary_North

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth (Psalm 37:21).

The question arises: How wise is it to lend to wicked people? Not very. What about lending to national governments, whose representatives were elected in order to show mercy to certain voting blocs with taxpayers' money? Not very. Yet this is what has been done on a massive scale.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Why Worry About The Euro? / Currencies / Euro

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFrom as early as first quarter 2008 it was possible to predict the overvalued Euro, always able to gain from intrinsic US dollar weakness, was itself heading for a fall. Through 2008-2009 this was delayed, with speculators first making unsurprising bets on the traditional hedges, Gold and Oil, rather than mount direct attacks on the Euro. The recession also slowed the move to full frontal attack on the Euro, since the fantastic national budget deficit of the USA, overseas debt, and Obama bailout spending for Wall Street made, and make a weak dollar more than rational. The Euro reached its all-time high against the Dollar in Oct 2009 at a little more than $1.50.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bailout of Greece and the End of the Euro Currency / Currencies / Euro

By: Philipp_Bagus

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe euro has been sliding against the US dollar for weeks. Concerns about the public finances of eurozone countries Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Spain, the so-called "PIGS," have emerged in financial markets. Greece is facing the severest crisis, with its 10-year bond yield approaching 7%. The Greek government estimates its budget deficit at 12.7% of GDP in 2009. Gross government debts amount to 113% of its GDP. If the interest rate Greece has to pay for its debts keeps rising, the country may have to default on its obligations.

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Economics

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Euro Trashed? / Economics / Euro

By: John_Browne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe European experiment with a trans-sovereign currency is facing its first acid test. The flashpoint today is Greece, which looks set to default on its debt barring some outside intervention. While many commentators have been squawking about the immediate crisis as if it were the end of life on Earth, I would like to zoom out and discuss the history and longer-term outlook for the euro and its parent, the European Union.

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Currencies

Monday, February 08, 2010

Greece and Portugal Debt Crisis, Euro An Anchor of Stability? / Currencies / Euro

By: Axel_Merk

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe world’s attention is on the fiscal malaise in Greece and Portugal. Just a few months ago, policy makers told banks to shore up their balance sheets with more sovereign debt. However, policy makers around the world have since raced to spend money in an attempt to reinvigorate their respective economies, leading to record deficits. Now everyone appears surprised that weaker countries are having difficulty financing their largesse.

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

EURO March to Reserve Currency Status / Currencies / Euro

By: G_Abraham

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleContinuation of my colleagues analysis, Vishal Damor (Editor InvestingContrarian.com) dated 6 Feb 2010:
EU bonds are the safest bet. STILL!

The EURO has had its stuffing taken out of it over the last 2 months and it needs a lot of analysis and courage to back the EURO at this point of time. We do believe fundamentally that EURO is the future base currency and EU bonds are to be toast of the world central banks. Trichet has vehemently denied that EURO has no role as a reserve currency unless otherwise needed. It only means he will let the world sink the dollar and come begging for an alternative which will not be found anywhere else other than the EURO.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Euro Downtrend To $1.32 Under Construction / Currencies / Euro

By: Ashraf_Laidi

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe pointed out 2 weeks ago that the ongoing decline (weakening) of the once strong inverse correlation between equities and USD would lead to a scenario of prolonged US strength regardless of the evolving trend in equities. As the correlation weakened from a strong -0.94 in November to -0.26 in the 1st week of January, it enabled us to forecast further advances in the greenback irrespective of intraday or daily moves in equities. By taking the other side of the coin and using the daily relation between EURUSD and S&P500, the positive correlation has now fallen from +0.94 in November to a statistically insignificant +0.27 (9-month low).

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Will a Threatened Euro Affect the Gold Price? Short-term Traders Beware! / Currencies / Euro

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleClaude Trichet, head of the European Central Bank dismissed talk of Greece exiting the Euro as their national currency. The fact that he felt it necessary to issue such a statement meant that the prospect was being discussed outside the E.C.B. Instead, the EU is considering sanctions against the country to bring it into line with the E.U. The stress is high in the Eurozone!

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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Sovereign Debt Crisis Could Cripple the Euro During 2010 / Currencies / Euro

By: Bryan_Rich

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFor the better part of 2009 the U.S. dollar was the world’s most hated currency. But it’s looking increasingly likely the tables could turn in 2010. And the euro could take over that unenviable title.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Euro Single Currency and the Pseudo Gold Standard / Currencies / Euro

By: Phill_Tomlinson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Euros showing signs of stress lately. The Dollar climbed to $1.43, its highest in three months as the fiat race to the bottom continues. Greece's sovereign debt was downgraded with the third generation of a Papandreou residing at the helm in what looks to be another Greek catastrophe. Spain somehow continues to mask the mess it finds itself in. At some point the poison will inevitably seep through. Meanwhile with regards to the other PIIGS (yes thats two i's, Ireland and Italy) we find Ireland have launched their second cost cutting budget in an attempt to appease the other 'sounder' Euro states.

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Currencies

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

EuroDollar Testing Key Near Term Support / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Paulenoff

The euro continues to press lower, but let’s notice that the price structure is nearing a test of important support along the March-October up trendline, now at 1.4680, which must contain the weakness to avert a press to test the rising 50 DMA, now at 1.4625. If dollar strength, commodity weakness, bond strength and equity weakness remain connected at the hip, then the results of the test of major trendline could have extremely significant near- and possibly intermediate-term consequences. The ETF for the dollar is the PowerShares DB Dollar Index Bullish (NYSE: UUP) and for gold is the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD).

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Currencies

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Reflation Trade Continues, Euro Heading Higher / Currencies / Euro

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe developing technical set-up in the Euro-$ could have extremely bullish potential largely because the pattern since last October can be construed as a double bottom (Oct-Mar) followed by an initial upmove from 1.2450 to 1.3735, followed by a pullback into the April 22 low that was contained ABOVE the double bottom lows. And then, during the last two weeks, another rally has emerged that is pushing up against key resistance at 1.3680-1.3735 ­- as the price structure climbs above its 50 and 20 DMA¹s ahead of its upside breakout!

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Currencies

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Euro in Freefall as European Monetary Union Faces Collapse / Currencies / Euro

By: Money_and_Markets

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBryan Rich writes: The biggest victim of the global housing and credit bubble may be the euro — the single currency of 16 European nations. Having just celebrated its 10th birthday in a free-fall, the euro is being exposed for all of its structural weaknesses.

The euro is managed with a common monetary policy. But a fractured fiscal and political structure has left it without a full toolbox to fight hard times. And this chink in the armor is threatening to make the euro's life-span short.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

European Monetary System at Breaking Point / Currencies / Euro

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhen others were fawning over the European Union and its committee creation of the euro, Milton Friedman made this prescient and brilliant comment: “It seems to me that Europe, especially with the addition of more countries, is becoming ever-more susceptible to any asymmetric shock. Sooner or later, when the global economy hits a real bump, Europe's internal contradictions will tear it apart.”

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Currencies

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Euro Currency Fractures as European Bond Markets Diverge on Default Risks / Currencies / Euro

By: Gary_Dorsch

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFor almost a decade, yields on bonds issued by different Euro-zone governments moved close together. By joining the Euro-bloc currency regime, every member state could suddenly reap the benefits of “free-riding” in the Euro-zone bond market, or borrowing at almost the same interest rates as Germany , irrespective of whether the country's economic fundamentals justified the lower rate.

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Currencies

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Euro Impact of a Euro-zone Country Defaulting on its Debt / Currencies / Euro

By: Victoria_Marklew

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis question has been triggered by the fact that the price of insurance against debt default by Euro-zone members Ireland, Greece, Italy, Spain, and even Belgium, has jumped in recent weeks; that yield spreads against German bunds have ballooned; and that the sovereign debt ratings of Greece, Portugal, and Spain have recently been downgraded. These developments do not reflect an increased risk of default by any Euro-zone member, but rather show that investors have finally woken up to the fact that not all Euro-zone sovereigns are equal. The global credit crunch has led to an overdue market re-evaluation of the Euro-zone members.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Euro Doomed to Fail as Governments Pull in Opposite Directions / Currencies / Euro

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMilton Friedman famously predicted that the euro would not last past their first economic crisis. This week we look at commentary by Niels Jensen that explores the news from Euroland. Can the euro survive? He explores a number of options which are most definitely not on the radar screen for most investors. It is good to get a perspective from those outside of our own back yard. Note that when he says "our country" he is referring to Great Britain.

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Currencies

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Euro Set to Fall Against the U.S. Dollar / Currencies / Euro

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJack Crooks writes: There's been a strong move against the U.S. dollar this week. But am I envious of the euro right now? Definitely not.

Technically the dollar is extremely overbought. So I expect a decent, near-term correction upward in the euro. However, according to my analysis, the euro is set to weaken substantially against the U.S. dollar over the next several months.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Credit Crisis Actions Risk Collapse of European Monetary Union / Currencies / Euro

By: John_Mauldin

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMany of us in the US are focused on our own woes. But this is a global credit crisis. In today's Outside the Box, we take a look at the currency markets, which are in an historic upheaval and also look at what is going on in Europe. I suspect that Europe is in for a period of much distress, as the world begins to deleverage That is why one government after another will back the deposits of banks within their countries, for otherwise capital will flee to countries like Ireland and Germany which ARE guaranteeing the deposits for all banks in their borders. . Many European banks are leveraged 50 to 1 (not a misprint). I suspect that more government will do like Belgium and the Netherlands and inject capital directly into their local banks deemed too big to fail.

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Currencies

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Will the Euro Escape the Maladies Inflicting the U.S.Dollar ? / Currencies / Euro

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast week all was well, as no less a person as Paulson, the Treasury Secretary reassured us all that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were sufficiently capitalized. Last weekend a plan was put into effect to ensure their survival. The second largest bank failure ever in the States Indy Bank went bust. Many believe that we will see up to 150 U.S. banks go down in this worsening credit crunch.

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Currencies

Friday, June 20, 2008

EUR USD: Pattern for Profits / Currencies / Euro

By: Black_Swan

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLots of times trading will reward you if you find patterns in historical price data and bet on it occurring again. It’s kind of like the whole “History repeats itself!” motto. Of course, history doesn’t keep on repeating itself, especially in financial markets. But there is another motto to remember: “The trend is your friend!”

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Currencies

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Debt and Demographics to Drive Euro Back to Parity Against the US Dollar / Currencies / Euro

By: John_Mauldin

  • Best Financial Markets Analysis Article The Problem with the Euro
  • Swapping out Commodities
  • The Euro at Par with the Dollar

Last week I wrote that we could see a drop in the price of oil as speculators seemed to be storing oil in very large tankers and "slow steaming" them to port in a bet that prices would rise. When everyone is on the same side of the trade, the time is right for a reversal. This is especially true when there is a large potential supply sitting on the sidelines.

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Currencies

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Euro's Relentless Climb into Uncharted Territory / Currencies / Euro

By: Black_Swan

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePinpointing support and resistance levels in price charts usually isn’t too difficult. It simply involves finding previous points where prices bottomed out or topped out. But the task becomes a bit more difficult when there are no historical prices to target.

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Currencies

Monday, February 11, 2008

US Dollar Strengthening as the EURO's Technical Picture is Deteriorating! / Currencies / Euro

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJack Crooks writes: "The trend is your friend." I'm sure you've heard this market adage a thousand times before. And the wisdom behind that saying has, more often than not, proven absolutely correct. It's a lot easier to profit when you have the wind behind your sails.

When it comes to currencies, the trend has been "dollar down, euro up." For about the last five years, in fact, traders have been getting out of greenbacks and going international.

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Currencies

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Gold to Soar in EURO's, as ECB Set to Track US Dollar Lower to Avoid Recession / Currencies / Euro

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAll markets, in their search for a reliable formula that satisfies the scientific and mathematical belief that market relationships are precisely measurable in something else, believe that gold is responding in an opposite way to the $. The corollary to that is, therefore it must be moving in synch with the €? In fact, in the € it has been rising. It is important to look a little more closely at this formula and the realities behind it.

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Currencies

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Euro Currency Toast and The Race to Debase, Part II / Currencies / Euro

By: Adrian_Ash

"...The €500 note is more bling than a gold-plated Uzi. No wonder it's become so popular with gangsters in Moscow ..."

FOREIGN AFFAIRS magazine just called for the "end of national currency". Maybe it matters.

After all, " Foreign Affairs is the most important and influential journal of international relations in the world," as Cryptogon.com points out.

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Currencies

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Euro Currency toast & the race to debase, Part I / Currencies / Euro

By: Adrian_Ash

"...If you think the Dollar looks weak on the charts, wait 'til you see what's wrong with the Euro..."

SERIOUS ECONOMISTS never much liked the Euro. Then again, serious economists never much bothered to make money from trading. John Maynard Keynes just goes to prove it.

World-famous scourge of both gold and "the long run", Keynes averaged nearly 13% per year trading the funds of Kings College , Cambridge , during the Depression. London 's stock market, meantime, ticked lower by half-a-per cent per annum.

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Euro to Rally on Further ECB Interest Rate hikes and Yen Carry Trade / Currencies / Euro

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Hardly a dull moment in the currency market these days. Much attention centers upon central bank actions. The Bank of Japan held steady, as world speculators thank heavens. The Euro Central Bank held steady, as the US bankers thank heavens. But the ECB aint done hiking. The Bank of England held steady, just like the ECB, but earlier. The Reserve Bank of Australia held steady, from Down Undah. The Bank of Canada held steady, but now markets think they could hike soon. We live in a bond driven world, totally divorced from economic fundamentals, trade deficits, mismanaged economies, and bankrupt policies.

Some brief points are provided on currency matters, each detailed more fully in the April Hat Trick Letter due out over next weekend, the US income tax deadline. They all are pertinent to gold. From the other side of the chasm is the housing & mortgage crisis, another impetus for gold. Let it be known we have a 3-SIGMA event on our hands, a credit derivative early stage in the meltdown.

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