EUR/USD TALKING POINTS
- Euro Retail Sales (MAY) – ACT: 0.2%; EST: -0.4%
- Recessionary fears dominate after U.S. 2s10s yield curve inverts.
EURO FUNDAMENTAL BACKDROP
The euro did little in the way of recovery after better than expected retail sales data for May, partly due to the fact that the print is the lowest since August 2021. Couple that with the current recessionary backdrop gripping markets after the U.S. Treasury 2s10s yield curve inverted, markets remain ‘risk-off’.
EUR/USD ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Source: DailyFX economic calendar
EUR/USD DAILY CHART
Chart prepared by Warren Venketas, IG
EUR/USD has now slumped to 20-year lows pushing below the 2017 swing low at 1.0340 yesterday, and now looking towards the July 2002 swing high at 1.0210 post-announcement.
Because most markets are overextended at this point including EUR/USD, we may see support holding at 1.0210 and potentially a short-term pullback towards 1.0340.
- 1.0340 (2017 swing low)
- 1.0210 (2002 swing high)
IG CLIENT SENTIMENT DATA: MIXED
IGCS shows retail traders are currently LONG on EUR/USD, with 75% of traders currently holding long positions (as of this writing). At DailyFX we typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment however due to recent changes in long and short positioning we arrive at a short-term cautious disposition.
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