Currency strategists at UBS think that the major bearish trend for US dollar will soon be over. In their view, there are several reasons for US currency to strengthen.
Firstly, the specialists expect the recovery of American economy to continue in the second half of the year.
Then the end of the Federal Reserve second round of quantitative easing in June will provide a lot of fresh air for the greenback that has been under the pressure of the Fed’s $600 billion bond purchasing program during...
Even though US currency added 4% since the end of April the world’s best bond fund managers share the negative outlook for the greenback.
Analysts at Pimco expect USD to weaken versus range of currencies in emerging markets and selected developed countries such as Australia and Norway. Strategists at OppenheimerFunds note that the long-term economic fundamentals for dollar still look very bad.
All in all, the specialists say that though US dollar may rise occasionally, investors will leave the...
Last week Fitch Ratings cut Greece's rating from BB+ to B+, 4 levels below investment grade.
Strategists at Morgan Stanley think that an outright default or restructuring of Greece’s debt is won’t happen this year. Although the specialists aren’t ruling out the potential “reprofiling” of the Greek debt – new term first used by Jean-Claude Junker on May 17 that means the extension on Greek bonds’ maturities. However, such outcome also seems to be unlikely, says Morgan Stanley. Analysts at Credit...
Technical analysts at Commerzbank claim that the pair EUR/USD is finding support ahead of its 200-day MA at $1.40 and the Cloud base at 1.3975.
The specialists regard the current dynamics of the single currency as consolidation. All the attempts of the bulls to move higher were limited by the downtrend resistance line from May 5 maximum at 1.4195 and 1.4305/45.
In their view, euro is poised sown to the 1.3770 level representing 38.2% retracement of the advance in 2010-2011.
Chart. H4 EUR/USD
Analysts at Nomura Holdings advise investors to buy Canadian dollar versus yen as they expect that the Bank of Canada will raise the borrowing costs from 1% to 1.75% by the year-end, while Japan’s central bank will keep interest rates at the record low as Japanese economy is in a recession after March 11 earthquake. In addition, the specialists think that the Asian nation’s trade surplus is going to narrow.
The pair CAD/JPY has already gained 3.1% this year. It returned to the levels in the 83....
Technical analysts at Commerzbank claim that the outlook for the European currency versus Swiss franc is either neutral or negative. In their view, the advance of the pair EUR/CHF will be limited by resistance 1.2485 and 1.2661.
The specialists expect euro to fall to 1.2280 in the near term. As for the longer time period, the bank says that if the single currency breaks below this level will bring sterling down to the 1.2015 level that represents the base of the 4-year down channel and a...
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