How fast will we return to ‘normal’ interest rate levels over the next couple of years? What type of monetary policy will be pursued by the major central banks and when will interest rates start rising? We will closely monitor events in our two-weekly reports and offer you the most likely scenarios for interest rates in the US and Eurozone.
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Investors are having doubts about the Fed’s determination to stick to its new strategy of keeping monetary policy ultra-loose until actual inflation has convincingly surpassed the Fed’s inflation target, resulting in higher US rates and upward pressure on the dollar…
The forecasts for the EURUSD have decreased a bit since last month. Median forecasts for Q2 have decreased, while other short term forecasts (Q3 & Q4) have remained stable. On the longer term (2022 -2024) median forecasts have decreased as well.
In Asia, for the EURJPY to be precise, forecasts have increased on the short term (Q2 – Q4) for both the median and mean. Medium term forecasts (2022) have remained stable, while long term forecasts (2023 -2024) have mostly increased.
Going back to Europe, the forecasts for the EURGBP have been moving down for both the short and the long term. In Switzerland, the forecast for the EURCHF has increased for both the short and the long term.
Our Monthly FX Poll consists of more than just these four major currency pairs, so please find in our Monthly FX Poll an overview of the predictions of approximately 50 leading banks and brokers for the most commonly traded currency pairs (including the date for each party).
It seems economists are tumbling over each other to raise the outlook for economic growth and inflation due to record amounts of fiscal stimulus, very easy monetary policy and potentially huge pent-up demand. Therefore, it might be surprising that we expect a further decline in long-term rates in the coming weeks to months.
A convenient overview (Excel sheet) of the FX rates, swap rates, Money Market deposits, Futures, Euribor and Libor fixings, Stock market indices, etc. A snapshot of the markets before 9:30 hrs. CEST.