EUR/USD Fundamental Analysis October 18, 2012 Forecast

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Analysis and Recommendations:

The EUR/USD climbed on hopes that the EU Summit will actually accomplish some things at this meeting instead of plans and promises in the future. It seems that Spain is ready to request financial assistance and Greece and the troika is reaching terms. The euro traded at 1.3124

The latest momentum gain came after Moody’s Investors Service completed its long-awaited review of Spain’s credit rating. Euro bulls cheered as Moody’s opted not to cut Spain to junk status, although the firm placed the rating on negative outlook.

Markets have already factored in their expectations of the EU Summit. Strategists say the focus remains on the leader of Spain, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, and expectations he’ll soon bite the bullet and request a long-expected sovereign bailout. In turn, that would potentially allow the European Central Bank to implement its high-powered bond-buying program, known as outright monetary transactions, or OMTs.  The euro gained because Spain thinks that the mere presence of a credit line will be enough to restore market confidence and push borrowing costs down further. This seems to be like getting an overdraft facility with a new bank and expecting to get better terms with your current bank.

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Economic Data October 17, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

 

Currency

 

 

Event

Actual

 

Forecast

 

Previous

 

 

Oct. 17

 

GBP

 

 

Average Earnings Index +Bonus 

1.7%

 

1.6% 

 

1.6% 

   

 

 

GBP

 

 

Claimant Count Change 

-4.0K

 

-1.0K 

 

-14.2K 

   

 

 

USD

 

 

Building Permits 

0.894M

 

0.810M 

 

0.801M 

 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

Housing Starts 

0.872M

 

0.770M 

 

0.758M 

   

 

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

Date

Time

Currency

Event

Forecast

Previous

Oct. 18

09:30

GBP

Retail Sales (MoM) 

0.4%

-0.2%

 

09:30

GBP

Retail Sales (YoY) 

2.1%

2.7%

Government Bond Auction

Date Time Country 

Oct 18 08:30 Spain           

Oct 18 08:50 France 

Oct 18 09:30 UK 

Oct 18 09:50 France 

Oct 18 14:30 Sweden 

Oct 18 15:00 US 

Oct 18 17:00 US

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