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US Dollar, EUR/USD Talking Points:

  • Tomorrow brings the September ECB rate decision with the wide expectation for a rate cut deeper into negative territory.
  • The EUR/USD[1] has posed a downside push ahead of the rate decision, re-testing the psychological level at 1.1000 to go along with a firm bounce in the US Dollar[2].
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September ECB On Deck

We’re now less than 24 hours away from the September ECB rate decision. There’s already been a range of ideas thrown out by ECB members as to what can be expected tomorrow. Just hours after the July rate decision a ‘source’ indicated that the bank had pretty much agreed on another cut deeper into negative territory at tomorrow’s meeting. Since then, the main topic of interest has been QE, with hints in both directions that a) the bank may be soon considering something in that realm and b) that it’s far too early to be discussing such matters. Accenting the backdrop is the fact that Mario Draghi’s tenure atop the bank is winding down and incoming ECB President Christine Lagarde is set to soon take-over, making for an inopportune time to institute new highly-experimental monetary methods that a new President will have to manage.

A day ahead of the rate decision and some trends

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