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EUR/USD2015-05-22 16:36 UTC

EUR-USD posted month of May lows, basing at 1.1020, and down better than 150 points from pre-CPI levels. Barrier options at 1.1000 were rumored, set for expiry at 10:00 EDT, which ultimately were successfully defended. With little movement on Greece/EU talks, and a long weekend pending, there was little interest to buy the euro into the London close, and the pairing languished around 1.1030 into the N.Y. close. Read More 

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  • North American Edition2015-05-22 10:23 UTC

    EUR-USD lifted to a high of 1.1208 following an above-forecast rise in the German May Ifo business conditions survey and with Draghi saying that the Eurozone outlook is the best for seven years. There is also market talk of a option with a 1.1200 strike expiring at today's New York cut, which in theory could exert a gravitational pull around this level, and of general euro short trimming ahead of holidays in the States and UK on Monday. USD-JPY settled ... Read More 

  • European Edition2015-05-22 06:23 UTC

    EUR-USD has settled in the low-to-mid 1.11s, above Wednesday's 1.1052 low. There was a lack of substantive progress at the latest summit in Riga between the Greek government and creditors in bailout negotiations. The ongoing Grexit uncertainty should curtail the euro's upside potential, while the May German Ifo today should affirm the slowing in growth momentum that was seen in the ZEW and PMI surveys. The dollar, meanwhile, also lacks a bullish ... Read More 

  • Asian Edition2015-05-22 16:36 UTC

    The dollar shot broadly higher after the hotter April U.S. CPI data, crushing EUR-USD to 1.1020 lows from 1.1208 highs posted in London. USD-JPY spiked up to a better than two-month high over 121.55, while the combination of hot U.S. CPI, and cooler Canadian CPI resulted in USD-CAD trading over 1.23 briefly. Cable dove under 1.55 from London highs over 1.5670. A long weekend in both the U.S. and U.K. resulted in dwindling price action early bin the ... Read More 

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