So here we find ourselves up bright and early, with the birds chirping, and the palms rustling in the cool ocean breeze. It a beautiful morning here as the sun has just poked its head out – casting a “pinky blue” blanket across the sky. Truly heaven on Earth.
But – Hell in markets!
We’ve got the ECB announcement in 15 minutes which ( regardless of what you are lead to believe ) has much larger implications / market moving potential than any of the usual “phony numbers” on U.S employement – also scheduled an hour or so later.
The European Central Bank ( after the “supposed recovery” – ya right! ) is now considering some form of monetary easing of its own as the recent rise in EUR/USD has hampered growth/exports etc….
If by the odd chance The ECB “does” announce motions to ease ( or perhaps issues forward guidance to telegraph such a move ) watch USD shoot further for the moon , and the EUR to tank.
I’m adding long USD in and around the announcement.