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Forex Weekly Trading Forecast for December 16 - 22, 2012

By , Quantitative Strategist , , Chief Currency Strategist , , Currency Strategist , , Currency Strategist , , Currency Analyst  and , Currency Analyst
15 December 2012 11:39 GMT

The US Dollar (ticker: USDOLLAR) and Japanese Yen were the worst performers in an eventful week for forex trading. Price momentum favors further USD and JPY losses, but caution is urged ahead of potentially difficult week of currency price action.

US Dollar Targets Losses, but Trading Defensively into January

A fresh wave of Quantitative Easing from the US Federal Reserve was enough to push the US Dollar (ticker: USDOLLAR) lower cross the board, and current price momentum leaves short-term trading outlook in favor of Greenback losses.

EUR/USD Just Below 1.3200 Without Major Threats…Or Catalysts

The euro's strength was robust and broadly distributed this past week. A combination of general (though modest) improvement in economic ...

Japanese Yen Remains Oversold - Elections, BoJ Meeting In Focus

The Japanese Yen continued to weaken against its U.S. counterpart, with the USDJPY advancing to a nine-month high of 83.95, and the December 16 elections may continue to weigh on the low-yielding currency as Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe pushes for an unlimited asset purchase program.

British Pound to Steady Amid Mixed CPI, BoE Minutes

Our attention is drawn to a future BoE governor, which when combined with the near-term fundamental backdrop necessarily suggests a “neutral” rating for the British Pound for the next week.

Gold Lacks Direction Following Historic FOMC Policy Shift - $1693 Key

Gold prices were slightly softer at the close of a volatile week with the precious metal off by 0.52% to trade at $1695 at the close of trade in New York on Friday.

Australian Dollar May Fall After US "Fiscal Cliff" Deal

The Australian Dollar may fall after US policymakers reach a widely expected deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” as focus turns to the 2013 RBA rate cut outlook.

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15 December 2012 11:39 GMT