EUR/USD’s early year losses risk extending a little more before stabilizing – Scotiabank


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EUR/USD has been trading below the 1.0800 level. Economists at Scotiabank analyze the pair’s outlook.

A more constructive EUR trend should develop into Q2/Q3

EUR/USD’s early year losses risk extending a little more before stabilizing. 

Macro-economic drivers should improve somewhat for the EUR in the coming year, with the worst of the Eurozone’s economic slump now behind it. But near-term trends are likely to reflect the EUR’s still significant interest rate disadvantage relative to the USD.

A drop back in the EUR to 1.0500/1.0600 may develop before renewed EUR buying interest emerges. 

A more constructive EUR trend should develop into Q2/Q3.