Friday, September 9, 2016

EUR/USD is still bearish

 Despite the ECB's latest monetary policy stance, strategists at BNP Paribas say the outlook for EUR/USD is still bearish towards its target of $1.08 by the end of the year. The bank says in a note that it views the ECB's decision as a postponement rather than a rejection of further easing, with new announcements likely in December. Overall, disappointment at the lack of an ECB policy adjustment has only been worth about 2 basis points on the EUR 2 year swap rate, it notes.