Closing wrap - euro bulls show little sign of relinquishing power
EUR/USD pushed higher to $1.3579 as Italian bond purchases see yields on the ten-year fell to 4.17% from Decembers level of 4.48%, which could be an indication of confidence returning to the Euro zone.
The US dollar which saw gains following the better-than-expected ADP non-farm employment change (192k) wiped out as the data was followed by a much weaker-than-expected Q4 GDP figure of -0.01%.
Cable continues the rally as it reaches $1.5793 – the pair will be targeting a psychological level of $1.5805, which if broken should see a move higher with a target of $1.5886. The pair are well supported by strength indicators and both 50/100-day sma's.
The biggest mover of the day, so far is the NZD/CHF, falling 0.63% from 0.7718 to a low of 0.7622. The move is in hand with a large scale move into the Swiss franc, possibly by investors looking to decrease US dollar holdings ahead of the FOMC announcement later today (19:15GMT).
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