13, February 2015

Fundamental analysis

 EUR/USD (a 4-hour chart)

Yesterday the US dollar lost its position against its main competitors - the dollar index basket (USDX) finished the trading day at the mark of 95.02. During the day the pair EUR/USD consolidated near the 13th figure amid the empty macroeconomic calendar. This week there was a flat within main pair and soon we expect it to leave the range. The euro strengthened on the yesterday’s trades.

The pair GBP/USD enjoyed steady demand in the morning amid the sales within the cross-rate euro/pound. The UK and Germany 10-year bond yields expansion strengthened the bearish trend within the cross-rate which positively affected the British pound. Still the "cable" has lost all the advantage by the end of the day. The pound increased amid the BoE chief’s speech.

Bulls were dominant on the Tokyo stock exchange market that encouraged bulls to long during the day. This factor with the 10-year US Treasury bond yields increase formed strong demand for the US dollar. The Treasuries bond yields exceeded the level of 2% for the first time this month amid expectations that the Fed would raise interest rates in mid-year. Nevertheless the pair sharply fell.