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Christin Tuxen, chief analyst at Danske Bank, notes that the EUR crosses lost some of the upward momentum that has been in place over the past week on political developments.

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“A slide in EUR/USD was not least driven by a bout of USD strength, with the greenback turning its back on Trump – possibly in a somewhat delayed reaction to the uptick in US yields towards the end of last week.”

“We stress that while relative economic surprise indices have favoured EUR/USD lately, we think it is too early for a relative cyclical story to take the cross higher, even if a trade deal looks near.”

“In terms of FX forwards, there are, in our view, good reasons why momentum could be starting to turn for EUR/USD forwards, and we could begin to see a gradual move higher again. These include the potential for a repricing of the Fed, the recent tightening of EUR/USD OIS basis over Q1 and Q2 turns and the resumption of USD liquidity tightening after the debt ceiling kicked in this weekend.”