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Some details are coming out of the EU Summit. These are good enough to get EUR/USD back to the previous range, but not satisfying for a convincing breakout.

EUR/USD is at 1.3905, back in the 1.39 to 1.3950 range.

  • Bank  recapitalization: As expected, around 100-110 billion according to 9% core capital. No  surprise.
  • EFSF leverage: The bailout fund will probably reach the very round number of 1 trillion euros. Also this isn’t a big surprise. The details that will emerge about the  mechanism  can be complicated. A 2 trillion fund would have been more convincing.
  • Greek haircut: Apparently the leaders will meet with the bankers. Can they strike a deal? In any case, a haircut will involve only the private sector and not the official sector. So it’s important to remember that a 50-60% haircut doesn’t mean a reduction of 50%-60% of Greek debt.
As Jamie Coleman says, 2 out of 3 is not bad. Well, the 2 successes aren’t full in my opinion, and can limit a move above 1.40.
For more about the euro, see the EUR/USD forecast.
Earlier the pair  took a plunge down to around 1.38 as talks were stuck and a total failure was on the cards.
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