Forecasts & opinions
In the larger picture the single currency established a long-term downtrend versus the greenback since July 2008, where the euro hit its all-time high at USD1.6063. The last bearish trend started in May 2014. Since then we saw the euro decline from USD1.3993, to an intraday low at USD1.2246 on December the 8th. Rebounding from the low the euro managed to break through its steep downtrend resistance line reaching USD1.2569 on December 16th but the euro came under further pressure and is now quoted at 1.2275, just 19 pips from its low.
The euro dropped against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as the Fed released its interest decision. The Fed kept its interest rate unchanged, but changed its guidance language. It said that it will be "patient" before to raise its interest rate.
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