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What’s the Link between Italian Policy and the Euro?

Ricky Cove
What’s the Link between Italian Policy and the Euro?

The euro-dollar (FXE) exchange rate managed to move back above 1.16 against the US dollar (UUP) as Italy’s Five Star Movement and League formed a coalition last week. European equity markets, which are tracked by the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) remained under pressure as political uncertainty in Italy and Spain remained in focus. As per the latest Commitments of Traders report, which was released by the Chicago Futures Trading Commission on June 1, speculators have decreased their bullish positions on the euro (EUFX) by 16,707 contracts as of May 29.