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#1 Posted : Monday, April 20, 2020 2:26:05 PM(UTC)

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Euro May Fall if Macron Extends France's Virus Lockdown

Euro Analysis, EUR/USD, French President Emmanuel Macron, Coronavirus– Talking Points
  The Euro could suffer if Macron extends French coronavirus lockdown
  Other states may mimic second-largest Eurozone economys decision
  EUR/USD broke out of compression zone but gains could be capped
  Asia-Pacific Recap
  Initially, crude oil prices and US equity futures pointed higher after OPEC struck an historic production cut agreement over the weekend. However, what appeared to be a flicker of optimism initially quickly deteriorated into a risk-off tilt as growth-oriented assets turned lower. Asia-Pacific equities were generally mixed while the Japanese Yen edged higher against its G10 counterparts.To get more news about forex signals, you can visit wikifx news official website.
  Euro Eyes French President Emmanuel Macron Easter Speech
  The Euro may fall if French President Emmanuel Macron hints at extending the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The prospect of a prolonged period of weaker consumption and higher unemployment because of shelter-in-place orders in the second-largest Eurozone economy could send a chilling message across the region.
  Other states may follow out of concern that a premature opening could risk a second wave of contagion. While Eurozone finance ministers were able to make some progress on a unified agreement for stimulus, additional may be needed if the shelter-in-place orders are extended. The main elements of the emergency package include revised credit lines from the ESM and a new 100 billion euro unemployment insurance policy.
  But the debate on how to deal with spending and structural issues after the coronavirus crisis is dealt with remain at the back of everyones minds. Learn more about market-moving political rifts here.
  EUR/USD Price Chart
  EUR/USD has broken above resistance labelled as “Downtrend Alpha” and out of the compression zone. However, the victory for Euro bulls may be short-lived as the pair mounts to challenge former support-turned-resistance between 1.0981 and 1.0989. If EUR/USD capitulates, it may instill a sense of discouragement and pressure the pair to retesting support at 1.0783.

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