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Forex Weekly Trading Forecast: 02.10.2013 - 02.15.2013

John Kicklighter Ilya Spivak Michael Boutros Christopher Vecchio Renee Mu

Dollar Finds Progress with EUR/USD, But Rally in Jeopardy

If you were looking for a bullish argument to make for the dollar, this past week seemed to offer up a considerable docket of evidence. However, much of the greenback’s strength comes though indirect and unsubstantiated factors – like the sharp drop from the euro this past week.

Euro Advance Halted by ECB; Italian and Spanish Troubles Brewing

The Euro took a big hit after the European Central Bank meeting on Thursday, sending it down across the board, and placing it last among the majors for the first full week of February.

Japanese Yen: G20 and GDP May Temporarily Hold Abe’s Ambitions

The Japanese Yen retraced to 92.74 against its US counterparty on Friday’s close - lower than last Friday’s close - as Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said the pace of the Yen’s slide may have been too rapid.

Gold Outlook Heavy on Improving Growth Prospects- 1693 Key

The outlook for monetary policy has been a main driver of gold prices as improving economic data and central bank rhetoric continue to suggest that the domestic recovery is gathering pace.

Australian Dollar to Look Past G20 on US Budget Woes

The Australian Dollar suffered heavy losses last week in the wake of the RBA monetary policy announcement. The central bank kept the benchmark lending rate unchanged at 3 percent as expected but the statement released following the sit-down clearly opened the door for further easing in the months ahead.

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