EURO/US$ - 1.0070 to mark the end of the 8 year bear trend.

Date: 7th January,2017 by Timothy Straiton
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The euro has traced out lower highs and lower lows ever since the peak achieved in July 2008. Much of this weakness can be attributed to the enforcement of artificial interest rates, although it is becoming increasingly evident that a gradual normalization in monetary policy will take place during 2017. The collapse of the US bond market in the latter half of 2016 will have its consequences in Europe sooner or later. Further short-term weakness down to 1.007, which marks the Fibonacci 76.4% retracement level based on the 1.6038 - 0.8225 range made between October 2000 and July 2008 is possible. Thereafter a reversal of the current bear trend is more than likely and could propel the Euro to 1.30 or higher later this year.

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