From Silvia Amaro:
From Zacks: The euro has been under pressure this year on the double whammy of policy divergence in the United States (where monetary policy is pretty hawkish) and the Euro zone (where the ECB has been tapering the QE policy dovishly) as well as the slowdown in the euro area economy.
From Chris Vermeulen: Our research team has been watching the foreign currency markets with great interest. Recently, the strength of the US Dollar has put extended pressures on many foreign currencies.
From Chris Kimble: From early 2017 to 2018, the Euro Currency rocketed higher by more than 20 percent. And, you guessed it, the U.S. Dollar took it on the chin.
From Palisade Research: The US Dollar has on all accounts entered a bear market. So, what do you do next?
From Zacks: The year 2017 can easily be credited to euro in the currency ETF world. Guggenheim CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE – Free Report) gained about 12.8% in the last one year (as of Dec 27, 2017) while PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish ETF (UUP – Free Report) lost about 9%.
From Tyler Durden: In his latest Macro View, Richard Jones, an FX strategist who writes for Bloomberg, explains the resilience behind the common currency which has ignored every adverse piece of news thrown at it, and identifies the one main reason it keeps “deying the doomsayers.
From Zacks: The euro has been on a tear lately, being at a 33-month high against the greenback. Heightened speculation over the European Central Bank’s (ECB) possible announcement of the QE wind down as soon as in October was behind this strength (read: ECB to Wind Up QE Soon? ETFs in Focus).
From WisdomTree: One of the big stories this year has been the weakness in the U.S dollar after a strong run in the second half of 2016. A confluence of factors is affecting the euro–from politics in the U.S. to monetary policyshifts that may occur later this year in the eurozone.
From Invesco: Invesco Fixed Income shares its views of currencies around the world.
From Bryce Coward, CFA: With the euro up another 50bps today against the USD, we thought it timely to review some fundamental factors that should act to support the longer-term trend higher in the euro.
From Zacks: The euro has been on a tear lately, hitting a six-month high against the greenback in early May.
From Dana Lyons: Recent behavior by the “smart money” in Euro futures is very interesting given the price action.
In what has not been the most eventful week in terms of ETF/Index options trading, we have noticed some interesting options flows in the Eurozone segment via two ETFs.
The euro, which fell nearly 1% yesterday versus the U.S. dollar after the Federal Reserve boosted rates by a quarter of a point, is on the decline again this morning.