EUR/USD climbs to near 1.0740 as ECB to raise rates further despite German recession


  • EUR/USD has jumped to near 1.0740 as the USD Index has extended correction.
  • Tight credit conditions by US regional banks are effectively weighing on US inflationary pressures.
  • The ECB is anticipated ECB to raise interest rates further despite the German recession.

The EUR/USD pair has climbed above the critical resistance of 1.0740 in the early European session after a firmer recovery from near the round-level support of 1.0700. The major currency pair is anticipated to extend further as the US Dollar Index (DXY) has extended its correction further to near 104.08.

S&P500 futures are holding losses generated in Asia as the overall market mood is quite cautious due to the US debt-ceiling issues. Despite narrowing the budget's spending proposal to $70 billion from the original offering of $1 trillion, the White House is failing to get approval for raising the $31 trillion US borrowing cap limit from Republican leaders.

Meanwhile, soaring expectations for a pause in the policy-tightening spell by the Federal Reserve (Fed) are weighing heavily on the USD Index. As tight credit conditions by US regional banks are effectively weighing on inflationary pressures, the Fed believes that more rate hikes for June monetary policy meeting are less certain.

On the Eurozone front, the German economy has fallen into recession after reporting a contraction in Q1 real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 0.3%. Investors should note that reporting a contraction for two consecutive quarters is considered a recession and the German economy also reported a contraction in Q4 of the prior year by 0.5%. This could force the European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde to focus first on the economic outlook and later on inflationary pressures.

On the contrary, ECB policymaker Klaas Knot said that the ECB needs to raise the policy rate at least two more times, as reported by Reuters. He further argued that rates should stay put for a significant period of time following these increases.

EUR/USD

Overview
Today last price 1.0737
Today Daily Change 0.0012
Today Daily Change % 0.11
Today daily open 1.0725
 
Trends
Daily SMA20 1.0901
Daily SMA50 1.0903
Daily SMA100 1.0815
Daily SMA200 1.0479
 
Levels
Previous Daily High 1.0757
Previous Daily Low 1.0708
Previous Weekly High 1.0904
Previous Weekly Low 1.076
Previous Monthly High 1.1095
Previous Monthly Low 1.0788
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 1.0726
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 1.0738
Daily Pivot Point S1 1.0703
Daily Pivot Point S2 1.0681
Daily Pivot Point S3 1.0654
Daily Pivot Point R1 1.0752
Daily Pivot Point R2 1.0779
Daily Pivot Point R3 1.0801

 

 

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