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EUR Drops as ECB Talk up Further Stimulus, USD Supported Amid Fed QT  - US Market Open

EUR Drops as ECB Talk up Further Stimulus, USD Supported Amid Fed QT - US Market Open

Justin McQueen,

MARKET DEVELOPMENT – EUR Drops as ECB Talk up Further Stimulus, USD Supported Amid Fed QT

EUR: The Euro underperforms as ECB’s Coeure noted that the ECB are considering TLTROs and adding that inflation path will likely be shallower. Alongside this, anti-EU rhetoric from Italy’s Borghi saw Bund/BTP bond spreads widen, consequently keeping the Euro soft against its counterparts.

NZD: The Kiwi continues to lead the pack amid the improved risk tone. While US-China trade negotiators appear hopeful of an agreement, they continued to emphasise that challenges remain. Elsewhere, AUDNZD selling has helped keep NZD on the front-foot.

USD: Marginal gains for the USD index, which is predominantly outperforming against the Euro. Today sees a 2nd largest balance sheet unwind regarding the negative impact on USD liquidity, as such, USD continues to find support, printing fresh weekly highs. Eyes now turn to President Trump’s speech from 1500GMT in which he may declare a national emergency for funding the border wall

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