A look at today's FX charts
In this video, Saxo Bank Head of Forex Strategy John Hardy look at today's FX charts (EURUSD, USDJPY, AUDUSD, and EURSEK) in the wake of a massive tariffs deployment from Washington and a retaliatory move from Beijing.
Head of FX Strategy
Sweden's Riksbank had a very easy task today in pushing SEK stronger. EURSEK was at key resistance up against 9.50 recently, the market was expecting nothing, and the euro was firmer after surviving the latest existential threat in Germany’s government tiff over migrants.
Specifically, the Riksbank expressed surprise at the degree of krona weakness (suggesting that it will push back at anything approaching recent lows) and suggested that rate hikes could begin later this year (although this is unchanged).
There were two hawkish dissensions on the rate path and on extending the mandate on FX intervention, as the two hawks Floden and Ohlsson felt this is no longer necessary.