HY Markets

On Wednesday the euro fell to a four-month low against the US dollar, as online Forex traders at HY Markets and at other brokers across the internet saw the single European currency struggling once again amidst further concerns regarding Greece and their economic pressures. However, at the close of the trading week on Friday, the euro rallied from a four-month low to end the week with an ounce or so of strength but with things still looking shaky for price of the European currency.

Failure by Greek leaders to form a government has increased the pressure on the euro and has also lead to further belief that Greece will ultimately leave the single European currency. To pile further pressure on the euro, Spain has seen its fair share of woes thanks to struggling banks that require further bailouts from the Spanish Government.

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Etoro

Once again, the euro suffered as the Greece debt crisis continued to top the headlines of most financial news pages. The euro lost more than 1.5 per cent against the US dollar during Friday’s Forex trading sessions at eToro and at other Forex markets, and today, to make matters worse, the Greek Prime Minister has said that Greece cannot meet the agreed repayment plan required to secure the IMF bailout funds on offer.

In a cabinet meeting today, the Greek Government proposed a move that would see civil servants who are approaching retirement age being put in ‘reserve’ or being suspending at reduced rate of pay. However, this, and the many other austerity measures proposed, still won’t be enough to meet the repayment quota that’s a condition of the next £1.6 billion instalment of the total £94 billion rescue plan.

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Etoro

Once again the price of gold has surpassed record highs, trading as high as $1,609.30 per ounce at eToro during the Tuesday trading sessions. The new record price for gold has come about largely due to weakened dollar and the troubled euro, as commodities and Forex traders sell dollars and euros in favour of the safe haven commodity that is gold.

Even though gold prices have retreated a little since Tuesday, at the time of writing this article gold was being sold for $1,589.53 at eToro, with no sign of a landslide fall in the precious metal’s fortunes anywhere in sight. Gold’s most recent charge is mainly due to economic issues and weak currencies on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Etoro

Forex traders at eToro and other trading platforms around the world saw renewed appetite for the euro today as Greece agreed new austerity measures to avoid defaulting on its debts, something that could spell disaster for the Greek economy. This latest agreement by the Greek Government will go a long way to securing the €28 billion EU/IMF bailout package, which is being voted on tomorrow.

The troubled Greek economy has been the primary reason for the euro’s recent poor performance across the world’s Forex markets, and the riots and protests by the people of Greece over the last 48 hours has done nothing to assist the fortunes of the euro. However, if a bailout package can be secured, the future of both Greece’s economy and the euro will look much brighter.

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Forex WebTrader

Protestors in opposition of the huge budget cuts faced in Greece set fire to a bank in which three employees were killed. The Greek demonstrators rioted following news of huge cuts to be made by the government in order for the struggling European state to pull its way out of the huge financial crisis that it finds itself in.

A deal has been put forward by both the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to offer a €100 billion rescue plan to Greece but this deal not only needs to be agreed by the 15 EU member states but also the people of Greece, who will face huge cut backs to public services and a steep rise in taxes. This uncertainty has led to the Euro performing badly at Forex markets such as Forex WebTrader.

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