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Ukraine – Ceasefire agreed (not for the first time)

Reports are floating that the pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine have agreed on a ceasefire. This is good news for the region and good news for the euro, that is  recovering against the dollar on the weak NFP.

However, this should be taken with a grain of salt, as previous ceasefires have  collapsed. In addition, there were reports earlier about the rebels entering the  south-eastern  city of Mariupol. There is a lot of misinformation from all sides around this conflict.  Nevertheless, it does move markets.

Good news from Ukraine is also negative for the safe haven currencies such as the yen and the Swiss franc.  Yet recently, the yen didn’t always react and the  EUR/CHF is just too close to the floor of 1.20, so it has limited room for movements.

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Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.