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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

The Weekly Volume Report: Euro Decline Resume But Volume Still Missing
EUR/USD falls to 11-year low...
EUR/USD Slammed Below $1.0900 as February NFPs Blow by Forecasts
The US Dollar is surging higher on the heels a better than expected headline US Nonfarm Payrolls report.
Preview for NFPs and Trade Setups in USD-pairs
The unemployment rate and average hourly earnings figures represent the meat of the report, not the headline NFP number.
EUR/USD Oversold Ahead of NFP- 1.0970 Support Remains Vulnerable
An upbeat U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) report may spur a further decline in EUR/USD as the bearish RSI momentum gathers pace.
EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Euro Declines for Sixth Day
EUR/GBP Technical Analysis: Euro Sinks to 7-Year Low
Video: Dollar Breaks Higher Ahead of NFPs, ECB Feeds EURUSD Tumble
Usually, the markets steady ahead of major event risk. This week, however, it seems the tension is so great and trends so well established that breakouts and trend extension don't
Video: Strategy for Dollar, Equity Traders Heading into NFPs
We are heading into a key piece of event risk that taps a critical fundamental trend with both the Dollar and S&P 500 near their exceptional highs. The February NFPs data has ...
EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Digesting Losses Above 132.00
EUR/USD Prints Below 1.10; Chart Levels at 1.0915 and 1.0765

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Date Time Currency Event Importance Actual Forecast Previous Notes
Mar 2
EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index - Core (YoY) (FEB A) 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index Estimate (YoY) (FEB) -0.3% -0.5% -0.6%
Mar 5
EUR European Central Bank Rate Decision (MAR 5) 0.05% 0.05% 0.05%
EUR ECB President Mario Draghi Holds Press Conference in Cyprus
Mar 6
EUR Euro-Zone Gross Domestic Product s.a. (YoY) (4Q P) 0.9% 0.9% 0.9%

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.