EUR/USD rose 0.58%. Oil prices lost 3%.

EUR/USD rose during European hours today. As of 1:00 PM EDT the pair was trading at 1.1530, which is 0.58% higher than the previous close.

Barclays analysts provided their outlook on EUR/USD. “We have turned neutral in the short term following a succession of higher daily closes. Overall, we would prefer to fade gains against the 1.1465 range highs. A move below initial targets near 1.1210 would confirm our bearish view towards the 1.1145 range lows and then the 1.1065 area.” written in the report.

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European shares closed slightly higher today. Below is presented the performance of major indices (London Stock Exchange was closed on bank holiday):

  • CAC 40 finished at 4442.75, up 0.31%.
  • Euro Stoxx 50 was trading at 3,032.60 as of 5:50 PM GMT, which represents a 0.14% increase from the previous close.


According to the report released today, the final PMI for the eurozone’s manufacturing sector in April was revised up to 51.7 from 51.5, which is slightly lower than the reading of 51.6 in March.

“The PMI has now edged higher for two successive months, but has improved only marginally from what was a worryingly low base earlier in the year,” said Chris Williamson from Markit.

Oil prices significantly fell today. As of 12:28 PM EDT the WTI Crude was trading at 44.77 USD/bbl down 2.5% and Brent Crude at 45.93 USD/bbl, which is 3.04% lower than the previous close.


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