EUR: Mixed Signals From Investors 'Positioning; What's The Trade? - Nomura

EUR: Mixed Signals From Investors 'Positioning; What's The Trade? - Nomura

27 May 2017, 17:37
Vasilii Apostolidi
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Nomura FX Strategy Research notes that investors' positioning in the EUR sends mixed signals:

"FX-focused asset managers and equity investors are very long euros, while FX-focused hedge funds and bond managers are very short euros. Superficially, the latter appear to be more important for turns in the euro, which should support a bullish euro view.

One caveat would be that expectations of ECB tapering communication appear to be gathering around the upcoming ECB meeting on 8 June," Nomura notes. 

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This, according to Nomura, could pose a short-term downside risk to the euro, but it shouldn’t derail the EUR medium-term bullish outlook.

In line with this view, Nomura maintains a long EUR/USD position* in its portfolio targeting a move to 1.15.

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