The European central bank kept monetary policy unchanged but substantially revised up economic growth projections at its policy meeting on Thursday.
Despite a meteoric rise in the first half of 2017, several institutional analysts are turning bearish EUR/USD but Pound Sterling Live retains a bullish outlook, at least for now.
Today sees the release of the US Non-Farm Payrolls report which is the US Dollar's biggest single driver, with several analysts suggesting an upside surprise is possible.
The Euro will probably push its advantage against a Dollar weakened by recent inflation scepticism, especially if German political risk eases and Europe stays confident.
The Euro-to-US Dollar has risen above a key level distinguishing the downtrend from the uptrend, and we are now bullish, which means we expect the exchange rate to go higher.
The rallying Euro, spurred on by the economic recovery in the Eurozone, will ironically become further growth's main headwind in 2018, says UBS.
The fiscal-cocaine of cheap borrowing has sustained the recovery in the Eurozone but what are the implications for the single currency?
Euro-area growth and inflation are too low to support the currency and it this is unlikely to change during the current European Central Bank President's tenure.
Economist Taylor may still be in line for number two position at the Fed, says Commerzbank analyst.
The Euro has weakened due to long-term negative growth prospects but could a restocking drive keep the single currency supported?
US jobs data for October has come out at only 261k, which was below the 312k expected by the market, and this is weighing on the Dollar - although the 0.0% rise in wages could be the bigger factor responsible for the fall.
The Dollar rose marginally on Thursday after Republicans unveiled their much-anticipated tax reform plan, however, the increase was well below that which had been anticipated.
The US Dollar is to strengthen and EUR/USD to fall from a shortage of Dollars in the new year from a drain caused by increased government borrowing.
The Dollar is rising and price charts support this notion - both against a broad field of counterparts and versus the Euro - says one major investment bank.
The Euro-to-US Dollar is looking extremely bearish at the start of the new week as low inflation and political risk weigh on the Euro and the Dollar continues its run of good form.
Europe's central bankers will meet on Thursday to discuss their strategy for the future - what they say is likely to have a major impact on the single currency.
A widening difference in central bank strategy is expected to re-emerge as the primary driver for the EUR/USD, pushing it back down into the lower teens over the next six months, says Scandinavian lender SEB.
The Euro has been a force to contend with in 2017, rising from rock-bottom lows of 1.06 up to its peak in the 1.21s but is it now a busted flush as some are saying or has it still got a joker to play?
The US Dollar rose over a third of a percent on Friday after US lawmakers approved a multi-trillion Dollar budget which gives Republicans the opportunity to rewrite the tax code, without a single Democrat vote.
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