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Mikael Olai Milhøj, senior analyst at Danske Bank, points out that the EUR/USD pair has managed to recover somewhat on Friday but even a weak US jobs number did not manage to lift the cross above 1.1250.

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“As we deem that the US is closer to turning cyclically than the euro zone, if data starts to surprise on the upside, e.g. retail sales today where we have an above-consensus call, it could send EUR/USD towards new lows. After the ECB’s dovish signals, we think the cross could slide towards 1.10 near term.”

“Meanwhile, IMM Positioning data suggested that speculators continue to prefer longs in cyclical commodities like oil and copper – a hint that markets are increasingly positioning for a trade deal and a Chinese growth stabilisation. This hints that the knee-jerk to a trade deal may be limited.”