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#1 14-11-2023 20:53:15

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EUR/USD: An encouraging ZEW report

EUR/USD: An encouraging ZEW report

The Euro gained a few pips against the USD today, following the publication of a surprise increase in the ZEW confidence index in the German economy. Not only did the indicator exit negative territory, but it greatly exceeded expectations, coming out at 9.9 points, the highest since March.

"Economic expectations for Germany have increased further. At the same time, the assessment of the current situation remains unchanged, at a low level. These observations support the impression that Germany's economic development has reached its lowest point", comments ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach on the survey results. "The unchanged assessment of the current situation is particularly remarkable given the deterioration in the assessment of the overall economic situation in the euro area. The increased economic expectations are accompanied by significantly more optimistic prospects for the German industrial sector and the domestic and foreign stock markets. Inflation and short- and long-term interest rates also appear to have reached a turning point in expectations".

"It is still too early to say, and inflation may reveal surprises, but the succession of recent monetary policy decisions suggests the end of the cycle of monetary tightening initiated more than a year ago", for Ben Peloille, Chief Investment Officer of Natixis Wealth Management. ?In any case, this is the message sent by the recent rebound in bond markets.?

Right now, the EUR/USD is trading at $1.0880.


The 20-day moving average (in dark blue) is on the verge, at a significant angle, of reconquering the 50-day long moving average (in orange), even though these two trend lines have not met since the August 17. The bearish message is therefore no longer so clear. The neutral opinion will be kept immediately.


Considering the key graphical factors that we have mentioned, our opinion is neutral in the medium term on the EUR/USD.

We will maintain this neutral opinion as long as EUR/USD prices are positioned between support at 1.0693 USD and resistance at 1.0792 USD.

"Anything worth having is worth going for - all the way." - J.R. Ewing



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