EUR/USD's down trend is intact and bearish risks are overwhelming upside considerations which could lead to an extension of the pair's slide.
, which the euro zone economy is heavily dependent upon, were well below estimates which stoked concerns for slower global economic growth.
Aindicated consumers expect inflation to keep slowing over the next months and years, but that consumer purchasing power remains downbeat.
The report helped sink euro zone rates FEIH4 and yields DE2YT=RR as investors lean towards the ECB taking a less hawkish stance.
US2YT=RR and rates SRAZ3.said he isn't expecting inflation to spike back up which resulted in softer U.S. yields
In any event, the dollar still managed to increase its yield advantage over euro as investors placed more weight on the negative euro zone factors.
U.S.-German 2-year spreads US2DE2=RR widened towards -168bps which helped weigh down EUR/USD.
EUR/USD technicals reinforce the bearish outlook.
The down trend off July's high is intact, RSIs are falling and EUR/USD trades below its 10- and 21-DMAs.
CPI and PPI risks loom.
Upside surprises to both could drive EUR/USD lower.
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