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Euro Resilience in the Face of Fed Uncertainty

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The Euro is resilient amid market worries over the Fed’s gradualist approach and is poised for potential volatility after the Fed decision.

EUR/USD holds steady above 1.08 amidst central bank policy deliberations

In the opening of the trading week, the Euro (EUR) saw a marginal uptick against the United States Dollar (USD), setting a tone likely to persist until the Federal Reserve’s pivotal monetary policy decision slated for Wednesday.

The anticipation surrounding the Fed’s decision is palpable despite the certainty that interest rates will remain unchanged. This marks a notable shift from earlier expectations in March, where speculation was rife regarding a potential rate cut by the Fed. However, resilient economic indicators, including stubborn inflation figures, have compelled a recalibration of such expectations.

Market sentiment now hinges on whether the Fed will adjust its economic projections, potentially signaling a reduction in the anticipated rate cuts from three to two. Any indication of a more restrained approach by the Fed will likely bolster the USD across the board, including against the Euro.

Euro Resilience in the Face of Fed Uncertainty

Meanwhile, the Eurozone maintains its monetary impetus, with record-high interest rates and a European Central Bank (ECB) that, according to ECB Policymaker Pablo Hernandez de Cos, needs to be hastening to implement rate reductions. Speculation looms that the ECB might consider a rate cut in June, aligning with expectations for Fed action.

As EUR/USD hovers above the crucial 1.08 threshold, market participants await Wednesday’s Fed decision, wary of its potential impact. Should the Fed hint at fewer and more gradual rate cuts, the Euro could face short-term vulnerability.

Technical Analysis of EUR/USD

While the Euro has remained within an uptrend channel since mid-February, recent pressure near the channel’s base prompts cautious observation. Immediate support is evident at 1.08870, yet sustained defense by Euro bulls is required to thwart further declines. A breach above 1.09519 is essential to offset recent losses and retrace towards recent highs.

Despite near-term fluctuations, the Euro maintains a broader uptrend from last October, with significant support around the 1.074 level, well above current market levels.

IG’s sentiment data reveals a balanced outlook among traders, with 53% adopting a bullish stance against 47% inclined towards bearish sentiments.

The Euro’s resilience amidst market uncertainties underscores its robustness, although the Fed’s upcoming decision remains a critical factor shaping short-term dynamics in the EUR/USD pair.

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