EUR/USD: We Went Long Targeting 1.31; Position For A

EUR/USD: We Went Long Targeting 1.31; Position For A

It seems that  the long term direction of euro/dollar is still down, but even if this is true, forex trading is never a one way street.

Credit Agricole went long on EUR/USD targeting 1.31, and they explain:
Here is their view, courtesy of eFXnews:

A stabilisation in ECB/Fed monetary policy expectations should trigger short position squaring lifting EUR/USD this week ahead.

As more investors shift to the view that the ECB may now forego or at least delay additional easing (i.e. to give recent measures time to act) policy expectations should lift from their currently low base. Meanwhile in the US it appears some FOMC members have become concerned with markets perceived policy tightening profile and stronger USD.

With inflation expectations still falling despite ongoing US labour market improvement, such policy maker concerns may become louder this week.

Thus with ECB/Fed policy expectations previously the key pressure upon EUR/USD, our anticipated stabilisation should provide the catalyst for investors to look to book profits wary of any year-end rise.

Accordingly we went long EUR/USD as a trade recommendation Friday with a target at 1.31 and a stop of 1.2350. Notwithstanding this new tactical EUR/USD position, we remain structural bears and still look for 2015 depreciation due primarily to a superior US growth outlook.

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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.