The euro remained on the back foot on Friday

2024-01-26
Summary:

On Friday, the euro weakened as the ECB maintained its expected stance at the policy meeting. Investors increasingly anticipate a rate cut in April.

EBC Forex Snapshot


26 Jan 2024


The euro remained on the back foot on Friday after the ECB stood pat as expected at its policy meeting. But investors ramped up bets that the bank will cut rates in April.


Elsewhere, the yen bounced around the upper 147 range against dollar. Core inflation in Japan's capital slowed to 1.6% in January from a year earlier, below the central bank's 2% target.

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Minutes released of the BOJ's December meeting, meanwhile, showed policymakers actively debated in December the conditions for phasing out stimulus.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 15 Jan) HSBC (as of 25 Jan)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0848 1.1139 1.0803 1.0981
GBP/USD 1.2536 1.2848 1.2616 1.2808
USD/CHF 0.8333 0.8667 0.8477 0.8752
AUD/USD 0.6612 0.6900 0.6483 0.6708
USD/CAD 1.3093 1.3177 1.3358 1.3614
USD/JPY 140.59 146.49 144.34 149.73

The green numbers in the table indicate an increase in data, the red numbers indicate a decrease in data, and the black numbers indicate that the data remains unchanged.


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