10, March 2016

Fundamental analysis

EUR/USD (a 4-hour chart)

This week is poor with news. There is one important exception: the ECB meeting on Thursday, March 10. The ECB President Draghi has repeatedly made it clear that the ECB is ready to support the economic growth of the Eurozone by their actions. The euro was effected by expectations that the European Central Bank was likely to soften the monetary policy again this week. The ECB is expected to cut the rates further into negative territory on Thursday.

Manufacturing Production in the UK increased in January by 0.7%, vs the expectations of 0.2%, as well as the decline in the month before by 0.3%. In annual terms, Manufacturing Production fell by 0.1%, although we expected a decrease by 0.7%. Pound remained under pressure amid uncertainty about the Brexit results.