Currency forecast: the dollar strengthens its position
The dollar spent the whole week to strengthen its position and succeeded in this. The euro cannot boast of such achievements against the backdrop of Draghi’s statement that bearish risks for the eurozone remain. Concerns of monetary authorities about the prospects for the European economy are pulling the euro down, and this is expected to affect the situation as a whole.
The past week has clearly demonstrated that economic statistics from the United States has been and remains a fundamental factor for the market. According to Forex Club, America’s stock indices twice made serious attempts to move away from their multi-year highs, losing more than one percent during trading sessions. Yield on ten-year US bonds also fell by 0.07 percentage points to 1.95%.
Thus, a significant impetus to the growth of the dollar was given by the speech of the ECB President Mario Draghi, during which he was less optimistic in assessing the prospects for the eurozone economy. Closer to the close of the week, the USDX added 1.2%. Continue reading