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Greek deal at risk – 3 worrying signs – EUR/USD

About 24 hours after European leaders reached  the aGreekment, and there are multiple problems weighing in.

EUR/USD remains under pressure below 1.10.

The deal consisted of 2 initial  steps before talks about a third bailout could commence.

  1. Greece would have to approve a harsh reform package by Wednesday: There seems to be a lot of opposition within the governing SYRIZA party ranks. The  criticism is not limited to the “Left Platform” hardliners. The parliamentary  spokesman says there was a coup in Brussels, following the line of the trending #ThisIsACoup hashtag.  Nikos Filis and  Panagiotis Lafazanis are  the most outspoken members.
  2. Greece would receive a  temporary bridge loan: The loan that would precede the ESM bailout would be worth 10 to 12 billion euros. This bridge financing is apparently not so easy. One thought that was floated was to use money in the EFSM mechanism. That would be easy in terms of legal  clauses, but charged  politically, as it would put the UK on the hook. And this doesn’t go well in the UK.
  3. Schaeuble doesn’t let go: It seems that the plan of the German finance minister was to kick Greece out of the euro-zone and that this plan didn’t materialize due to Greece accepting the humiliating terms. He now suggests debt certificates for Greece, government issued IOUs. This  basically paves the way for a parallel currency and a Grexit.

On this background, EUR/USD remains on the downside, trading under 1.10. Further support awaits at 1.0915, followed by 1.0820. Resistance awaits at 1.1050 and 1.1130.

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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.