When you woke up this morning, you might have thought you were being punked by Ashton Kutcher, thinking it was May 2010 not 2011.
A year later and we are back to the same stories in the EURO, Iceland volcano eruption, and Greece sovereign debt crisis.
EUR/USD is down 114 pips, (.81%) for the day as of 10:14AM EST.
Here's a rundown of the important events overnight affecting the EURO:
- Iceland Volcano Eruption Part Two. The first Icelandic volcano eruption occurred at the end of April 2010 and lasted until mid-May. Ash cloud set to enter UK airspace by Tuesday.
- Spain ruling Socialists are beaten by conservatives in municipal elections
- Terrible PMI numbers in Germany and EU: German Flash Manufacturing PMI - 58.2 actual vs. 61.2 forecast vs. 62 previous, German Flash Services PMI - 54.9 actual vs. 57.1 forecast vs. 56.8
- Spanish 10yr bond yields higher this morning, up 20pts @ 5.57% vs. 5.35
- S&P downgrades Italy's credit rating outlook to negative
- Fridays events, Fitch cutting Greek rating, Norway freezing $42M in payments to Greece, and German Bundesbank comments still weighing heavily
- Interesting facts: May 2010 the EUR/USD closed the month 7.8%, so far we are down 5.2% for May 2011, 7.8% puts us at 1.3650 from beginning of the month @ 1.48134 which coincides with the daily 200 SMA... We have 7 days till end of month to see if this pattern holds true...
- EUR/USD needs to close below daily 100SMA first, which is currently at 1.3966...
- Short EUR/USD on any rallies from 1.4120-1.4190, target 1.37....
- Current 200 weekly SMA @ 1.39971, strong support needs to see close below...
- Current 100 weekly SMA @ 1.3750...
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