The EUR rose above $1.43 Tuesday morning, its highest level in about 8 weeks. However, by early afternoon Tuesday it was at $1.4155, down from $1.424 late Monday. The EUR also fell 1.1% against the Yen to 134.04 from 135.48 Monday. The decline came as equities dropped and investors turned to the safety of the Japanese and American currencies.
While mostly appreciating, the EUR is having difficulties pushing past important resistance levels, failing to stay above the significant $1.43 level. This is do to milder gains on the European Stock markets combined with investor's caution ahead of the release of the U.S second quarter GDP this coming Friday and the Non Farm Employment report due next Friday.
Along with movements in equities, the release of the German Prelim CPI throughout the day is also expected to cause market volatility, possibly pushing the EUR back to the $1.43 level.