Sometimes going against the trend can pay off

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We are
considering a short in EUR/AUD.  There is both a technical and macro rationale
for this trade:

 

1. 
Bernanke’s speech last night hinted at higher interest rates here in the US –
should be a EUR/USD negative

 

2.  FX
participants have priced in several rate hikes by the ECB on somewhat limited
hard data – have they overdone the interest rate play as a reason to

buy EUR/USD
and the EUR crosses?

 

3.  While
AUD, NZD & GBP will suffer vs. the dollar due to their high deficits and
stagnant rate policies, it is hard to see continued weakness in AUD vs. EUR (i.e
EUR/AUD)

 

The
technical backdrop is not ideal because the prevailing trend is higher,
nonetheless, a short argument can be made as outlined above.

 

 

As always,
feel free to send me your comments and questions.

 



Dave