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EUR/USD is stuck in a range for a long time. What’s next? A breakout may be close.

Here is their view, courtesy of eFXdata:

Societe Generale Cross Asset Strategy Research discusses EUR/USD outlook and notes that  prices need to  close above 1.1690 by the end of play tomorrow to avoid a fourth consecutive monthly fall  – the longest run since the 9-month fall in 2014/2015.

“That said, if we close here, it will be a third monthly close within a 0.25% range, which tells its own story. CFTC data show that after a very sharp reduction in net long euro positions in May/June, these have stabilized. The last 2 months have also seen 10year yield differentials meander in a 10bp range, so  the real problem is a lack of new macro drivers,” SocGen argues.

“This week’s candidates for that come in the form of  Q2 Eurozone GDP tomorrow  (we expect a 0.5% gain, as the soft patch recedes into the rear-view mirror) and the  FOMC  (where no-one expects a hike this week, but almost everyone expects one in September).

EUR/USD can react more to positive euro news now than to negative, and so  we have a chance of getting to EUR/USD 1.1750 and above this week and making a move out of the current range in August,” SocGen adds.

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