(EUR/USD, EUR/GBP, EUR/CHF) ECBs Hint To Raise Interest Rates Offers Some Relief For The Euro - Good Morning Forex!

(EUR/USD, EUR/GBP, EUR/CHF) ECBs Hint To Raise Interest Rates Offers Some Relief For The Euro - Good Morning Forex!

Summary:

  • Rising of European government bond yields.
  • Despite the Euro’s likelihood to strengthen, market sentiment is still bearish for the EUR/GBP
  • USD continues to show bullish sentiment against the JPY

Raised government bond yields allow the EUR some relief

The price of the EUR/USD currency pair increased by more than 0.15% on Monday. Market sentiment for the EUR/USD currency pair has turned bullish on Monday. The European Central Banks (ECB) representative, Villeroy, hinted at the possibility of an active summer for the European bond yields, this comes amidst concerns that a weak Euro threatened price stability in the currency bloc. A weak Euro can steer the ECB away from its inflation target. The possibility of raising interest rates from the ECB is likely to instill investors with confidence in the Euro going forward and in the ECBs determination to fight against rising prices and inflation.

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EUR/USD Price Chart

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EUR/GBP showing bearish signals

Market sentiment for this currency pair is showing bearish signals. In general the market risk sentiment has soured over the past weeks, investors are still concerned over the lockdowns in China, the war in the Ukraine and rising interest rates at the Federal Reserve Bank. With the UK economy bordering on a recession, and Villeroy’s comments, the Euro is strengthening against the Pound Sterling, after the drop in value mid last week, the recovery is welcome.

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EUR/GBP Price Chart

CHF not keeping up with the EUR

The Euro strengthens against the CHF amidst the bullish market sentiment for this currency pair. The volatility in the forex market is felt daily by investors, as investors risk sentiment sours, the value of safe-haven currencies, like the Swiss Franc, usually strengthens. However, investor confidence in the EURO has improved as expectations for the ECB to raise interest rates increase.

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EUR/CHF Price Chart

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USD/JPY bullish

The market sentiment for this currency pair is showing bullish signals. Despite the bullish signals, the JPY has gained on the USD on Monday. As the hawkish Fed continues, it is likely that the sentiment will remain bullish for this currency pair. If there are to be bearish signals for the pair, they are likely to be short lived if the Bank of Japan (BoJ) continue with their dovish monetary policy.

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USD/JPY Price Chart

Sources: Finance.yahoo.com, poundsterlinglive.com, dailyfx.com

Rebecca Duthie

Rebecca Duthie

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Rebecca has a bachelors degree in Investment Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and is currently enrolled in a Masters program in International Management with a Specialization in International Finance.