EUR/GBP Fundamental Analysis October 12, 2012 Forecast

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Analysis and Recommendations:

The EUR/GBP  added 0.0013 to trade at 0.8057.  Sterling hovered near a one-month low versus the dollar on Thursday as concerns about global growth and Spain weighed on perceived riskier currencies, though it edged up against the euro. The pound was vulnerable after Standard & Poor’s cut Spain’s rating to BBB-minus, just above junk status, while concerns remained over when Madrid will apply for a bailout and about company earnings being hit by a global slowdown.

There is no economic data out of the UK today and sterling will look vulnerable against the dollar if there is more weakness in the euro. There has been little in the way of news and little eco data out of Europe today. Concerns about a weak UK economy and the prospect of the Bank of England opting to extend its quantitative easing program in November were expected to keep sterling under pressure against the dollar and cap any gains versus the euro.

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Economic Data October 11, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

 

Currency

 

 

Event

Actual

Forecast

Previous

Oct. 11

 

JPY

 

 

Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes 

 

 

 

 

 

AUD

 

 

Employment Change 

14.5K

3.8K 

-9.1K 

 

 

AUD

 

 

Unemployment Rate 

5.4%

5.3% 

5.1% 

 

 

KRW

 

 

South Korean Interest Rate Decision 

2.75%

2.75% 

3.00% 

 

 

EUR

 

 

German CPI (MoM) 

0.0%

0.0% 

0.4% 

 

 

EUR

 

 

German CPI (YoY) 

2.0%

2.0% 

2.1% 

 

 

INR

 

 

Indian Trade Balance 

-18.1B

 

-15.6B 

 

 

EUR

 

 

French CPI (MoM) 

-0.3%

0.1% 

0.7% 

 

 

HUF

 

 

Hungarian CPI (YoY) 

6.6%

6.4% 

6.0% 

 

 

SEK

 

 

Swedish CPI (YoY) 

0.4%

0.7% 

0.7% 

 

 

EUR

 

 

ECB Monthly Report 

 

 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

Import Price Index (MoM) 

1.1%

0.7% 

1.1% 

 

 

CAD

 

 

Trade Balance 

-1.3B

-2.0B 

-2.5B 

 

 

USD

 

 

Trade Balance 

-44.2B

-44.0B 

-42.5B 

 

 

USD

 

 

Initial Jobless Claims 

339K

370K 

369K 

 

 

USD

 

 

Continuing Jobless Claims 

3273K

3275K 

3288K 

 

Upcoming Economic Events that affect the CHF, EUR, GBP and USD

Date

Time

Currency

Event

Forecast

Previous

 Oct. 12

10:00

EUR

Industrial Production (MoM) 

-0.4% 

0.6% 

 

13:30

USD

Core PPI (MoM) 

0.2% 

0.2% 

 

13:30

USD

PPI (MoM) 

0.8% 

1.7% 

 

14:55

USD

Michigan Consumer Sentiment 

77.9 

78.3 

Government Bond Auction

Date Time Country 

Oct 12 09:30 Germany 

Oct 12 10:00 Belgium

 

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