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EUR/USD Fundamental Analysis October 15, 2014 Forecast

Analysis and Recommendations:

The EUR/USD fell 100 points to trade at 1.2652 after CPI data around the eurozone and the total eurozone numbers missed expectations. Today’s data should push Mario Draghi into a corner and supports the comments from the IMF which suggested the eurozone could be headed towards a recession and that the ECB needed to take aggressive action.  The dollar climbed against the euro amid speculation the U.S. is one of the best-placed countries to weather a worldwide slowdown, as reports across Europe highlighted signs of economic weakness.

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The 18-nation shared currency dropped after reports today showed industrial production in the region slumped and a measure of German investor confidence decreased for a 10th month. The pound fell against most of its major peers as a report showed U.K. inflation dropped to a five-year low. The Swedish krona plunged after deflation worsened.

The greenback pared a decline from yesterday triggered by Federal Reserve officials saying that slower global growth may delay U.S. interest-rate increases. The U.S. economy will expand 2.2 percent this year and 3 percent in 2015, according to Bloomberg News surveys. The euro area’s will grow 0.8 percent and 1.3 percent.

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Today’s economic releases actual vs. forecast:

 

Cur.

 

Event

Actual

Forecast

Previous

 

  GBP

 

BRC Retail Sales Monitor (YoY) (

-2.1%

1.0%

1.3%

 

 

  AUD

 

NAB Business Confidence (Sep)

5

 

7

 

 

  EUR

 

French CPI (MoM) (Sep)

-0.4%

-0.3%

0.4%

 

 

  EUR

 

French HICP (MoM) (Sep)

-0.4%

-0.3%

0.5%

 

 

  EUR

 

Spanish CPI (MoM) (Sep)

0.2%

0.2%

0.2%

 

 

  EUR

 

Italian CPI (MoM) (Sep)

-0.4%

-0.3%

-0.4%

 

 

  GBP

 

CPI (MoM) (Sep)

0.0%

0.2%

0.4%

 

 

  GBP

 

CPI (YoY) (Sep)

1.2%

1.4%

1.5%

 

 

  GBP

 

PPI Input (MoM) (Sep)

-0.6%

-0.4%

-1.2%

 

 

  EUR

 

German ZEW Conditions (Oct)

3.2

18.0

25.4

 

 

  EUR

 

German ZEW Sentiment (Oct)

-3.6

1.0

6.9

 

 

  EUR

 

Industrial Production (MoM)

-1.8%

-1.6%

0.9%

 

 

  EUR

 

ZEW Economic Sentiment

4.1

7.1

14.2

 

 

Upcoming Economic Events that you should be monitoring:

 

Cur.

 

Event

Actual

Forecast

Previous

Wednesday, October 15

 

  CNY

 

CPI (YoY) (Sep)

 

1.7%

2.0%

 

 

  EUR

 

ECB President Draghi

 

 

 

 

 

  GBP

 

Claimant Count Change

 

-35.0K

-37.2K

 

 

  USD

 

Core Retail Sales (MoM)

 

0.3%

0.3%

 

 

  USD

 

PPI (MoM) (Sep)

 

0.1%

0.0%

 

 

  USD

 

Retail Sales (MoM)

 

-0.1%

0.6%

 

 

  EUR

 

ECB President Draghi  

 

 

   

Government Bond Auction

Date Time Country Auction

Oct 14 08:30 Spain 6 & 12M T-bill auction

Oct 14 09:30 Belgium 3 & 12M T-bill auction (Jan & Oct 2015)

Oct 15 09:03 Sweden Bond auction

Oct 15 09:30 Germany Eur 4.0bn Sep 2016 Schatz auction

Oct 16 08:30 Spain Bono/Obligacion auction

Oct 16 09:30 UK Auctions 0.125% 2024 I/L Gilt

Oct 16 15:00 US Announces details of 30Y TIPS auction on Oct 23

 

 

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