Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Buy the Euro
Paolo just brought to my attention the latest over story of Newsweek's Atlantic edition dated May 17. The cover story was written by Niall Ferguson, a leading economic gloom-and-doomer.
The tenor of the article is well described by the cover caption "The End of the Euro" although Ferguson, like any good prognosticator, hedges his view. Nonetheless, I take this cover story as good reason for thinking that the drop in the Euro from its recent high near 1.50 is about to reverse. This magazine cover just reinforces the emotions which are reflected and amplified by the drumbeat of newspaper and website headlines about the financial crisis in Greece.
The monthly chart at the top of this post shows the Euro going back 15 years or so. I think the currency has been trading in long term boxes that are about 40 cents from top to bottom. The top box has its low near 1.21 My best guess is that after trading sideways to lower for the next month or so the Euro will rally at least half way back into its box. That would put it back at 1.40 or a bit higher.