Entering text into the input field will update the search result below

ECB Drops Easing Bias, EUR Climbs

Mar. 08, 2018 8:28 AM ETFXE
Dean Popplewell profile picture
Dean Popplewell

By Dean Popplewell

As expected by many, the European Central Bank (ECB) has held rates steady, but tweaked some of the language at its monetary policy decision.

The EUR (€1.2423) has rallied after the ECB dropped its easing bias - referring to the option to increase asset purchases under its quantitative easing (QE) program if the eurozone economy deteriorates.

Still, the ECB reiterated that bond purchases "are intended to run until the end of September 2018, or beyond, if necessary."

Germany's 10-year Bund yield briefly backed up to +0.70% after the ECB announcement. It had traded at +0.67% before the decision.

ECB President Mario Draghi is due to hold a press conference at 08:30 am EST.

This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds.

This article was written by

Dean Popplewell profile picture
Dean Popplewell has nearly two decades of experience trading currencies and fixed income instruments. He has a deep understanding of market fundamentals and the impact of global events on capital markets. He is respected among professional traders for his skilled analysis and career history as global head of trading for firms such as Scotia Capital and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Since joining OANDA in 2006, Dean has played an instrumental role in driving awareness of the forex market as an emerging asset class for retail investors, as well as providing expert counsel to a number of internal teams on how to best serve clients and industry stakeholders.

Recommended For You


Disagree with this article? Submit your own. To report a factual error in this article, . Your feedback matters to us!

Related Stocks

SymbolLast Price% Chg
Invesco CurrencyShares® Euro Currency Trust ETF

Related Analysis

To ensure this doesn’t happen in the future, please enable Javascript and cookies in your browser.
Is this happening to you frequently? Please report it on our feedback forum.
If you have an ad-blocker enabled you may be blocked from proceeding. Please disable your ad-blocker and refresh.