06 March 2014
We suggest you to check results of trading of the past month as well as to refresh the most interesting economic events of February.
U.S. dollar finished February with losses against its major competitors. EUR/USD added 2.3% for the month and closed trading slightly above the 38th figure. Before the ECB meeting on February 6, many investors had been expecting from it the release of quantitative easing that would be introduced to cope threat of deflation. But while speaking at the press conference, Mario Draghi said that in the Euro area there was no danger of deflation and now there was no sense to apply this tool to address this issue. Against this background, there was a sharp rise of the quotations of the common European currency. Weak macroeconomic statistics from the United States also played into the hands of "bulls" as applied to the euro. Bad weather of the first winter months affected economic growth that had put a pressure on the U.S. currency.
In the second month of the year, GBP/USD gained 1.9% in its weight and closed trading at around 1.6744. British regulator increased its estimation of economic growth of the United Kingdom with 2.8% to 3.4% in 2014, which was welcomed by investors. In February, an event occurred which had been long awaited by market participants: BOE designated an approximate date of a possible rise of the interest rate - April 2015. This factor was the main driver of growth for the British pound in February.
No winner was revealed in the battle of "bulls" and "bears" as applied to USD/JPY. A long-term trend for this pair is ascending, but, to continue growth, we need serious drivers. While summarizing its meeting results, Central Bank of Japan announced extension of the credit program to banks provided at a discounted rate. This fact was perceived by investors as additional measures to stimulate the economy and on this positive background, quotations rose to the level of 102.73. As a result, USD/JPY completed trading month with a symbolic reduction at the rate of 0.1%, at around 101.79.
Below we offer you to have a look at the results of trading of “FreshForex” clients in February:
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