The ECB; Rates remain unchanged at least through the end of 2019

At yesterday’s meeting the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) took the following monetary policy decisions:

(1) The interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40% respectively. The Governing Council now expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels at least through the end of 2019, Read more

The ECB remain rates unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40%

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40% respectively. The Governing Council expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels at least through the summer of 2019, and in any case for as long as necessary to ensure the continued sustained convergence of inflation to levels that are below, but close to, 2% over the medium term.

Regarding non-standard monetary policy measures, the Governing Council intends to continue reinvesting, Read more

Could we see the EUR/USD at 1.00 in 2019

I haven’t been analyzing public for more then a year as I decided to quit writting about my view, but the EUR/USD seems so interesting that I just have to write something about it and hear your oppinion. If you participate in the currency market, you know that most of the analysts predicted the possible parity during the EUR/USD 2014/2015 fall, but not before the pair reached 1.0600/500. Also, if you have followed my analysis at that time, you all know that I have found the bottom of that fall exactly at the 1.0500 level on March 11. 2015 in my blog.

But now, when noone see this possibility, I maybe see it technically and fundamentally. Read more

ECB on hold with rates

At today’s meeting the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility will remain unchanged at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.40% respectively. The Governing Council expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels at least through the summer of 2019, and in any case for as long as necessary to ensure the continued sustained convergence of inflation to levels that are below, but close to, 2% over the medium term. Read more