EUR/USD Upside Losing Conviction and Range-Bound - BTMU
Analysts at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi explained that the euro’s attempt
to break higher against the US dollar following the more dovish policy
signal form the Fed has failed in the near-term.
"As a result EUR/USD continues to remain range bound. It is consistent with the signal from our short-term valuation models whose estimates for EUR/USD have remained relatively stable in line with the pair’s average over the last year at around the 1.1100-level."
"We continue to view the risks as more skewed to the downside in the coming months ahead of the EU referendum as heightened uncertainty over potential negative spillovers from Brexit for the rest of Europe should begin to weigh more on the euro."
"However, the US dollar continues to remain on a softer footing more broadly which is unlikely to change materially in the near-term. The latest economic data releases from the US have reinforced expectations that the economy expanded weakly in Q1. We are not expecting any significant policy announcement from the ECB at their upcoming meeting who are likely to reiterate cautious optimism that recently announced easing measures will prove effective at lifting inflation."