EUR/USD downside limited – Danske Bank

By FXstreet.com | Updated August 06, 2014 AAA

FXStreet (Edinburgh) - In the view of Kasper Kirkegaard, Chief Analyst at Danske Bank, the decline in the pair would be limited in the near term.



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“According to our short term financial models, yesterday’s decline in EUR/USD seems slightly overdone as the model now indicates that EUR/USD is oversold trading 1.3 standard deviation below the model’s fair value estimate of 1.3510”.



“Moreover, the latest IMM positioning data, 4 August, showed that investors remain significantly short EUR/USD as speculative accounts added further net EUR shorts last week and for the first time since May 2013 speculative EUR-positioning is currently below the 10th percentile while net long USD positioning is above the 90st percentile”.



“Hence, while we still expect that EUR/USD will gradually edge lower, primarily driven by a divergence in relative monetary policy, we believe that valuation and positioning are likely to be barriers for a rapid EUR weakening in the short run”.



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