EUR/USD: the rate of the euro to the US dollar. One of the most popular and most liquid instruments in Forex. It’s suited for both experienced investors and newbies. A lot of information about this currency pair is available online including analyses, which makes trading easier for beginners. It’s traded most actively during the European and American trading sessions. One of the main factors affecting the price of EUR/USD is the monetary policy of the US and the EU. The most important indicator for traders is the Fed’s interest rate. The regulator can influence the dollar rate by raising or reducing the rate.
The rate of the euro, like that of the dollar, is a hostage of political and economic crises. If one of the EU counties enters a crisis, it immediately reflects on the price of euro. When trading euro pairs, it’s important to consider the macroeconomic data of the eurozone countries. First of all, it’s the major economies like Germany and France. EUR/USD exhibits a strong negative correlation with USD/CHF. It’s also affected by changes on price of other currency pairs with dollar and euro, e.g. EUR/JPY, EUR/CAD, etc. This currency pair is suited for news trading (since there are regular daily updates that affect the rate), as well as middle-term and long-term trading.