Unemployment Rises and Prices Fall in Europe

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by ByLoSellHi, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. Yet the euro skyrocketed today against the dollar, and even gained against the commodity currencies.

    Obviously the market couldn't care less.
  2. WinSum


    Headlines trading can be deceptive.

    In the article, the details reveal:
    1) The Unemployment increase was less than expected.
    The smaller-than-expected unemployment rate probably resulted from various state programs to preserve jobs through such means as subsidizing part-time shifts or training programs.

    2) Inflation in the euro area had moved much further into negative territory.
    There's no immediate inflation fear.

    3) The lower-than-expected unemployment, combined with a significant fall in prices, could mean more purchasing power for consumers. “Falling prices will provide a welcome boost to real incomes”.

    Hence the Euro Rally. This is good news for the Euro.
  3. One day means nothing