The euro is trading this morning at around $1.2150. The big issue seems to be the US trade deficit, which is currently outweighing all other considerations. Still what goes down can come up, and what goes up……
The dollar fell to the lowest in two weeks against the euro, the biggest move of any currency, on expectations a government report tomorrow will show the U.S. trade deficit was near a record.
The U.S. currency has retreated 2.3 percent against its European counterpart since reaching a 14-month high on July 5. A rising deficit means more dollars are leaving the country to pay for imports. The dollar also weakened against the yen after Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average rose to a three-month high.
“The dollar all of a sudden looks shaky; the deficit will be significant,” said Callum Henderson, head of global currency strategy in Singapore at Standard Chartered Plc. At the same time, “stock inflows are undoubtedly helping the yen. It makes sense for the dollar to weaken.”