FOREX Fundamental Analysis for EURUSD on May 31, 2023
The problem with the sovereign debt ceiling is resolved, the Fed plans to continue raising interest rates and rumors of a recession were exaggerated. At the same time, China's economy continues to disappoint investors and inflation in Spain has slowed to 2.9%, severely limiting the potential for ECB action. EURUSD, after a slight upward correction, returned to the downside.
The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland thinks there is no reason to pause in monetary easing, but there are enough arguments for it to continue. On the futures market, the probability of a rate hike in June has risen to 60%. Of course, some adjustment to the Fed's actions can be made by the US labor market report, but ING believes that the impact of Non-farm Payrolls on the dollar exchange rate will be minimal, unless the report is super screwed up.
Pic. 1. Probability of Fed Funds Rate Change in June.
Loretta Mester holds the same view. In May, the main reason for the pause in the rate hike cycle was the threat of default. Now that the potential threat has been leveled out, the Fed has no reason to change its positioning.
Moreover, the agreement on the reduction of budget expenditures, according to the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will eliminate a number of uncertainties and have a positive effect on GDP.
Pic. 2. US Treasury bill yield dynamics.
In China, the May Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index unexpectedly collapsed from 49.2 to 48.8 pips and remains below the key level of 50 pips. China's economy is recovering at a different pace than analysts had forecast, which puts pressure on the single currency.
The attention of the markets switches from the threat of default to the monetary policy of the central banks. In addition, investors are waiting for the report on Friday on the US labor market. On expectations EUR/USD may go down to 1.0665, which will be typical of the "sell on rumor, buy on news" strategy. Get ready to go short.