The EUR hit a session low at $1.4769 Tuesday afternoon, its lowest level since Oct. 13. Late Tuesday, the EUR was at $1.4802, down from $1.4865 late Monday and off a 14-month high of $1.5064 seen at the start of Monday's session. The EUR was at ¥135.88, down from ¥137.08. The U.K. pound was at $1.6389, up from $1.6324.
Along with the disappointing U.S consumer confidence report, the EUR was down on an expectation the German jobless rate probably rose to 8.3% in October from 8.2% in the previous month before tomorrow's report. Furthermore, according to analysts, the six month rally in stocks and commodities is probably at its peak as U.S. growth continues to lag, further hurting the appeal of riskier assets such as the EUR.
Looking ahead to today, investors should follow the release of the German CPI report which is forecasted to show consumer prices worsened, putting further pressure on the EUR