We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.

Free Trading Guides
EUR/USD
Mixed
Oil - US Crude
Bearish
Wall Street
Mixed
Low
High
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Gold
Mixed
GBP/USD
Bullish
USD/JPY
Mixed
More View more
Real Time News
  • Forex Update: As of 14:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: 🇬🇧GBP: 0.31% 🇨🇦CAD: 0.19% 🇦🇺AUD: 0.18% 🇨🇭CHF: 0.04% 🇪🇺EUR: -0.05% 🇯🇵JPY: -0.05% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#currencies https://t.co/qsrBgSzbb9
  • Indices Update: As of 14:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Germany 30: 2.48% France 40: 1.56% FTSE 100: 1.37% US 500: 1.27% Wall Street: 1.15% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#indices https://t.co/U88jwizBUy
  • Commodities Update: As of 14:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Oil - US Crude: 0.62% Gold: -0.43% Silver: -0.80% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#commodities https://t.co/E0JIHB34kq
  • IG Client Sentiment Update: Our data shows the vast majority of traders in Ripple are long at 96.33%, while traders in US 500 are at opposite extremes with 75.98%. See the summary chart below and full details and charts on DailyFX: https://www.dailyfx.com/sentiment https://t.co/KPZp80OFL7
  • Commodities Update: As of 13:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Oil - US Crude: 0.74% Gold: -0.44% Silver: -0.95% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#commodities https://t.co/fdvrgxmJD4
  • On May 8, Bitcoin surged to a two and a half month-high at $10,071. Get your #Bitcoin technical analysis from @malkudsi here: https://t.co/40pZEa2ARj https://t.co/6fweAKEiP5
  • Indices Update: As of 13:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Germany 30: 2.47% France 40: 1.56% FTSE 100: 1.42% US 500: 1.19% Wall Street: 1.12% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#indices https://t.co/lusuGg69Py
  • IG Client Sentiment Update: Our data shows the vast majority of traders in Ripple are long at 96.33%, while traders in US 500 are at opposite extremes with 76.39%. See the summary chart below and full details and charts on DailyFX: https://www.dailyfx.com/sentiment https://t.co/yX00FwBRaN
  • Forex Update: As of 12:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: 🇬🇧GBP: 0.18% 🇨🇦CAD: 0.14% 🇦🇺AUD: 0.07% 🇳🇿NZD: -0.00% 🇨🇭CHF: -0.01% 🇯🇵JPY: -0.04% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#currencies https://t.co/4auhNzVWYV
  • Heads Up:🇧🇷 BCB Focus Market Readout due at 11:30 GMT (15min) https://www.dailyfx.com/economic-calendar#2020-05-25
Euro May Follow NZ Dollar Higher as Germany Eases Lockdown

Euro May Follow NZ Dollar Higher as Germany Eases Lockdown

2020-04-20 07:00:00
Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC
Share:

EUR, NZD, CAD, NOK, S&P 500, US DOLLAR, COVID-19, CORONAVIRUS – TALKING POINTS:

The New Zealand Dollar rushed higher at the start of the trading week after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the country will begin relaxing coronavirus lockdown measures on April 27. The spotlight now turns to Germany, which is due to begin dialing back some of its own restrictions.

If this offers a degree of support to the Euro, that might mean markets are prepared to endorse officials’ timing at face value. That such confidence can be had about a region far more exposed than New Zealand may speak to a broader recovery in sentiment.

New Zealand Dollar up after PM Ardern says coronavirus lockdown to ease

Chart created with TradingView

US DOLLAR MAY EXTEND RISE AS MARKETS TURN DEFENSIVE

Nevertheless, the durability of any such upswell seems suspect. Indeed, the Kiwi Dollar aside, the G10 FX space bore the signs of risk aversion. The Canadian Dollar and the Norwegian Krone fared particularly poorly as crude oil prices plumbed 19-year lows. The haven US Dollar traded broadly higher.

The downbeat mood seems to show anxiety ahead of a busy week of first-quarter earnings reports. Guidance from a slew of top-tier firms will help illustrate how much lasting damage Covid-19 has done to the global economy. Bellwether S&P 500 futures point lower, hinting that a defensive tone may persist.

Trading Forex News: The Strategy
Trading Forex News: The Strategy
Recommended by Ilya Spivak
Trading Forex News: The Strategy
Get My Guide

FX TRADING RESOURCES

--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

To contact Ilya, use the comments section below or @IlyaSpivak on Twitter

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

DISCLOSURES

News & Analysis at your fingertips.