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EUR (Euro)

The Euro is the 2nd most popular reserve currency in the world, behind only the US Dollar; and it is also the 2nd most commonly traded currency in the world. In March of 2013, with nearly €920 Billion in circulation, the EUR became the most circulated currency in the world.

EUR News and Analysis

Euro Faces Weekend Gap Risk with Greek Referendum Sunday
FX markets are likely to see higher volatility in the coming days.
EUR/USD Technical Analysis: 3-Month Trend in the Balance
EUR/GBP Technical Analysis: Quiet Consolidation Continues
EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Digesting Losses Near 136.00
Video: Expectations of EURUSD and USDJPY Breaks Pushed to Next Week
Following a ten-month rally, the USDollar has spent the past few months developing a congestion pattern.
Video: Don’t Set Up for the Dollar, Euro and Equity Breaks Just Yet
Patience is indeed a virtue, but for the trader it is more practical as it keeps us from placing trades that don't make the grade.
IMF Offers Bleak Outlook for Greece; Further Debt Writeoff May Be Needed
The countdown continues to the July 5th referendum, but the IMF provided discouraging numbers for the future of Greece. Here’s what to watch.
Dollar Regains Control as Retail FX Traders Switch Direction
The US Dollar looks likely to continue higher. Here’s why we think so and key levels worth watching.
Euro Uptrend Remains Intact, but next Move Pivotal
The trading crowd has grown further net-short from yesterday but moderated since last week. The important week-over-week shift warns that the Euro may test lows versus the US Dollar—particularly as the EURUSD continues to hold below key $1.12 resistance.
EUR/USD Pulls Back Towards Support Line

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Date Time Currency Event Importance Actual Forecast Previous Notes
Mon
Jun 29
12:00
EUR German Consumer Price Index - EU Harmonised (YoY) (JUN P) 0.1% 0.4% 0.7%
12:00
EUR German Consumer Price Index (YoY) (JUN P) 0.3% 0.5% 0.7%
Tue
Jun 30
07:55
EUR German Unemployment Change (JUN) -1K -5K -5K
07:55
EUR German Unemployment Rate s.a. (JUN) 6.4% 6.4% 6.4%
09:00
EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index - Core (YoY) (JUN A) 0.8% 0.8% 0.9%
09:00
EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index Estimate (YoY) (JUN) 0.2% 0.2% 0.3%
Wed
Jul 1
09:30
Eurozone Teleconference (Greece Proposals)

The Euro is the official currency of the Eurozone, which consists of 17 of the 28 member states of the European Union. An additional five European countries employ the Euro, and 175 Million people use currencies pegged to the Euro for a total of over 500,000,000 using Euros or Euro-pegged currencies.


The Euro came into existence on January 1, 1999 as an accounting currency; and entered circulation on January 1, 2002. Since then, it has experienced quite the ride facing a low of .8252 against the US Dollar and a high of 1.6038.


The 2009 European Debt Crisis has brought considerable volatility to currency markets, especially the Euro. Continuing economic concerns in Eurozone nations such as Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, and Ireland make for a very opaque picture of future prospects in the Super-National economy. The European Central Bank is tasked with the prospect of managing monetary policy for the 17 member states, which can often present conflicting economic data points.


The large roles of Germany, France, Italy, and Spain mean that these economies can carry a heightened importance in the trading activity of the currency.