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Why the Euro’s Gap with the US Dollar Is Widening

Ricky Cove
Why the Euro’s Gap with the US Dollar Is Widening

The euro-US dollar (FXE) exchange rate closed at 1.19 on May 7, with the euro depreciating 1.4% against the dollar (UUP) in May following a 2.0% decline in April. The resurgence of the US dollar, backed by rising US bond yields and continued economic expansion, led to decreased demand for the euro. The European Central Bank’s dovish stance at its recent meeting and weak economic data pressured the euro further.