- EUR/USD trades flat after hitting lows below 1.12140 in Asia.
- The US yield pulled back from 12-month high, weakening demand for the greenback.
- Copper-gold ratio suggests scope for an extended rally in bond yields.
After falling to 1.2137 in Asia, EUR/USD has now regained poise to trade largely unchanged on the day near 1.2160.
The bounce could be attributed to the 10-year US Treasury yield's pullback to 1.50% from the 12-month high of 1.55% reached Thursday.
The relief, however, could be short-lived, as the copper-gold ratio, an indicator of global growth, suggests the yield has plenty of room to rise, as noted by Jeroen Blokland, Portfolio Manager for the Robeco Multi-Asset funds.
The uptrend in yields will likely gather pace, bringing more pain for stocks and EUR/USD if the US core personal consumption expenditures price index (PCE) scheduled for release at 13:30 GMT beats estimates. Federal Reserve's preferred measure of inflation is expected to have risen by 0.2% month-on-month in January, following December's 0.3% increase.
However, the dollar may have a tough time holding on to gains for the long haul if the short-duration bond yields remain relatively low, according to Goldman Sachs. While the 10-year Treasury yield has risen by nearly 50% this year, the two-year yield, which is more sensitive to short-term interest rate/inflation expectations, has added just four basis points.
The investment banking giant expects coronavirus vaccinations and rapid global growth to keep the greenback under pressure.
EUR/USD faced rejection at 1.2243 on Thursday and ended the day with a Gravestone Doji candle on the daily chart, warning an impending sell-off. The dollar found haven bids as the steep rise in the US Treasury yields weighed over stock markets.
|Today last price||1.2156|
|Today Daily Change||-0.0007|
|Today Daily Change %||-0.06|
|Today daily open||1.2163|
|Previous Daily High||1.2243|
|Previous Daily Low||1.2156|
|Previous Weekly High||1.217|
|Previous Weekly Low||1.2023|
|Previous Monthly High||1.235|
|Previous Monthly Low||1.2054|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1.2189|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1.221|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1.2132|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1.21|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1.2045|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1.2219|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1.2274|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1.2306|
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