Euro Watch


In this page, I will regularly follow the evolution of the Euro vs. Dollar exchange rate in conjunction with the basic news. – The latest update is the first item to be read.


____Exchange rate graph from Yahoo Finance
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  • Sept 24th: The euro starts the week at $1.296
  • Sept 18th: the euro starts the week stable around $1.31
  • Sept 14th: The euro continues going up, just above $1.3 for the first time since May.
  • Sept 13th: the euro strengthen after the last days good news: up to $1.2914
  • Sept 7th: after the announce of the ECB bond-buying plan, the euro goes up to $1.2676
  • Sept 5th: the euro is down to $1.2526
  • Sept 4th: the euro is up to $1.2614
  • Sept. 3rd: the euro is stable compared to last week, opening at $1.2566
  • August 31st: The euro was stable across the week, seating around $1.25; this morning, at $1.2513
  • August 30th: the euro went up to $1.26 yesterday, but is back down at $1.255 today.
  • August 29th: the euro is back up at $1.2550
  • August 28th: the euro slides down to $1.2486
  • August 27th: The euro is slightly down from last week at $1.2498
  • August 24th: The euro is stable from yesterday at $1.2541
  • August 23rd: the euro continues to rise to $1.2546
  • August 22nd: The euro is continuing its climb up, at $1.2463 this morning
  • August 21st: Up after a dip yesterday, the euro starts the day at $1.2373
  • August 20th, 2012: The euro is worth $1.2354, slightly up than last week
  • March 16th: The euro at $1.307
  • March 12th: The euro is at $1.312
  • Feb 24th: the euro is at its highest since December, at $1.3456
  • Feb 9th: despite concern over Greece, the euro is rather stable at $1.33
  • Jan 25th: the euro is slightly up and stable around $1.3
  • Jan 18th: Still going up, at $1.282
  • Jan 17th: the euro is getting back up at $1.278
  • Jan 16th: the euro at its lowest point since Sept. 2010: $1.266
  • Jan 10th: stable from yesterday, the euro is as $1.277
  • Jan 9th: the euro starts the week at the bottom: $1.274
  • Jan 5th, 2012: the euro falls at its lowest for a year (at least) at $1.284
  • Dec 9th: the euro is at $1.3354
  • Nov 25th: the euro falls to $1.326
  • Nov 17th: the euro at $1.359
  • Nov 16th: Falling from its high value on Monday, the euro is at $1.345
  • Nov 15th: the euro at $1.3535
  • See the summary of one year of $/€ data
  • Oct 12th: ater a week of slow growth, and despite the Slovak vote on the EFSF, the euro is  stable at $1.36
  • Oct 4th: the euro continues to go down, at $1.32
  • Oct 2nd: the euro hits $1.333, its lowest value since last January
  • Sept 29th: the euro is slightly up at $1.36
  • Sept 26: the euro starts the week at $1.34
  • Sept 22nd:
    • Continuing down, the euro is at $1.345 at midday.
    • The euro goes down, at $1.355
  • Sept 21st: No change so far, with a euro still at $1.365
  • Sept 20th: the euro stays around $1.36, with large variations
  • Sept 19th: The euro is down and staying there for the moment, at $1.367
  • Sept 9th: the euro continue its 2-weeks trend of going down, at $1.39
  • Sept 7th: the euro is slightly up at $1.405
  • Sept 6th: The euro has been sliding down during the last week, going as low as $1.4
  • August 29th: The euro starts the week up: at $1.45
  • August 26th: After a fall back to $1.43 yesterday, the euro is back up to $1.443
  • August 25th: Overall stability of the Euro, still at $1.445
  • August 23rd: The euro opens up at $1.445
  • August 22nd: The Euros is at $1.440
  • July 28th: the euro falls to $1.43 as the Greek debt is downgraded yet again by S&P
  • July 27th: The euro holds at $1.45
  • July 26th: The euro starts the day up at $1.45
  • July 25th: the Week is starting down, with a euro going back to $1.434
  • July 22nd:
    • and receed down to $1.436
    • The euro goes up to $1.44 !
  • July 21st:
    • The news from the ongoing euro summit are pushing the EU currency up to $1.432
    • The euro is gaining against the dollar ahead of the euro-crisi emergency summit in Brussels today.
  • July 20th:
    • The euro even go up to $1.42 (almost)
    • The euro ha been relatively stable around $1.41 in the last 5 days, despite growing concern over the eurozone.
  • July 14th: The euro is rising, despite the downgrading of Greece yesterday by Fitch to CCC
  • July 13th:
    • The euro is even getting some gains at $1.405 at midday
    • since yesterday, the euro stabilized around $1.4
  • July 12th:
    • The euro rebounded a bit from its lowest value earlier in the day, but is still low.
    • the euro is at $1.396, as low as four months ago.
  • The euro is falling and falling as the eurozone crisis deepens even more, now threatening Italy. Let’s be honest, the european currency might be living its last weeks, months, maybe about a year… Or it might be on the verge of an incredible and strengthening federalist jump. No one knows yet.
  • I deeply apologize for the lack of update for the past month and a half.
  • May 20th: the euro is down this morning, after a week of slow and moderate growth. At $1.418
  • May 12th: the euro is back down to its level of March at $1.41
  • May 10th: the euro seems to stabilize at $1.43
  • May 9th: for Europe day, the Euro is feeling blue, as low as $1.43
  • May 6th: after a dive yesterday, the Euro is stable this morning just above $1.45
  • May 5th: As the ECB says it lets its intrest rate unchanged, the euro take a plunge down to $1.46
  • May 4th: The euro gets up to $1.49
  • May 3rd: the euro is stable, just above $1.48 this morning
  • May 2nd: The euro is stable below $1.485
  • April 28th: The euro shoots up, briefly going above $1.485, now just above $1.48
  • April 27th: the Euro is going up, just below $1.47
  • April 25th: Markets are mostly closed in Europe, but the euro does not care and is stable around $1.46
  • April 20th: The euro is back up, at $1.45
  • April 19th: the euro is recovering from yesterday, above $1.43 in the morning
  • April 18th:
    • Dramatic fall for the euro as the US debt grade is set under negative watch by S&P. The euro just above $1.42
    • The euro falls back to $1.43
  • April 15th: No significant fall so far after Moody’s degraded Irelande’s debt, the euro is just a fraction down from yesterday at $1.447
  • April 14th: the euro still just under $1.45
  • April 12th: the euro is hovering just below $1.45
  • April 11th: The euro is up and shiny just below $1.45, even after Portugal add to ask for a bailout last week. The BCE increased the reference rate last week to fight inflation and that contributed to reinforce the European Currency.
  • (no update for a week, sorry, I was busy teaching)
  • March 31st: Euro is up from yesterday, at $1.41 and above
  • March 30th: still hovering just over $1.4, the euro is stable
  • March 29th (sorry for the irregular updates):
    • The euro is stable despite recent downgrades of Portugal and Greece’s debts ratings.
    • the euro is slightly down from its high value value last week, as Portugal’s finances are more uncertain. But the EU currency stays above $1.4 so far
  • March 22nd: the euro is at its highest of more than a year. Just above $1.42
  • March 11th: The euro fell during the week, and comes back today following the EU Summit in Brussels
  • Mar 3rd: the euro jumps up to $1.395, almost its highest point since November 2010
  • Mar 2nd: the euro opens down at $1.377
  • Mar. 1st: the euro is steady around $1.382
  • Feb 28th: The euro starts the week at $1.377
  • Feb 25th:
    • The euro value gets slightly down along the day
    • Going up in the last few days, the euro is between $1.38 and $1.385 at the start of this Friday
  • Feb 23rd: The euro is in a good mood today, stable just above $1.37
  • (long period of vacation / very busy)
  • Feb 14th: the euro continues to fall, at $1.345
  • Feb 10th: The euro falls back to $1.36 in the morning
  • Feb 9th: still going (just slightly) up, the euro starts the day just below $1.37
  • Feb 8th: The Euro is up a fraction at $1.363
  • Feb 7th: the euro continues to go down, just above $1.35 at the WS opening.
  • Feb 4th: the euro continues to fall, at its lowest point in a week: $1.357
  • Feb 3rd:
    • Strong fall down to $1.365 in the late morning
    • The euro is slightly down, at $1.37
  • Feb 2nd: Rising up to $1.385 yesterday, the euro starts the day at $1.38
  • Feb 1st: The european currency is slowly rising, stable around $1.375
  • Jan 31st: the euro is recovering from last Friday’s fall, up to $1.37
  • Jan 27th:
    • The euro was mostly stable around $1.373 today.
    • The euro continues to gain against the dollar, opening above $1.373
  • Jan 26th:
    • After a very stable day, the euro closes at $1.3698
    • Euro stable between $1.365 and $1.37
  • Jan 25th:
    • Slow progress during the day, the euro goes flirting with $1.37
    • The euro is down this morning, just around $1.36
  • Jan 24th:
    • The euro went flirting with the upper $1.36 in the middle of the day, but then receded to about $1.364
    • The euro starts the week around $1.36 after a short downfall before the open.
  • Jan 21st:
    • And the euro made it above $1.36 during the afternoon, its highest level in two months.
    • At midday, the euro is up, almost at $1.36 !
    • Up again, the euro is at $1.353 on Friday morning
  • Jan 20th: up and down, the euro started the day around $1.344
  • Jan 19th: the euro goes up today, just above $1.35 in the morning
  • Jan 18th: the euro was down at the start of the trading day but made it back around $1.338 at the WS opening.
  • Jan 17th:
    • The EU currency is stable so far today – Let’s remind markets are closed in the US for MLK day
    • The euro is starting the week down, at $1.328
  • Jan 14th: The euro is stable around its value of yesterday’s end: just above $1.335 in the morning.
  • Jan 13th:
    • Really going up, the euro reaches almost $1.335 in the afternoon
    • the euro really feels good this week, rising up to $1.327 in the morning
  • Jan 12th:
    • Rising even more, the euro is at $1.313 in the early afternoon
    • Just after noon, the euro shoots up above $1.31
    • the euro is going up, just a bit, and maybe a little down, but mostly up, almost… 1€=$1.302
  • Jan 11th: the euro going slightly up, at $1.297 on WS opening
  • Jan 10th: on Monday morning, the euro seemed to be stabilized around $1.29
  • Jan 7th, 2011 (No updates during the vacations):
    • Euro heading down, just above $1.29 after noon
    • Healthy around Xmas and NY, the euro fell back down in the last couple of days around $1.3
  • Dec 17th:
    • The euro is a bit up to $1.318 at the week closing bell
    • The drop ended and the euro is hovering over $1.315
    • The euro is in free fall, down to $1.315 at mid morning, and it might continu to go down even more during the day
    • the euro went up before the wall stree opening, but fall down, at $1.322 in the morning and heading down.
  • Dec 16th:
    • The euro goes a fraction below $1.32
    • stable so far today at $1.32
  • Dec 15th:
    • Sharp fall for the euro that head down to $1.32
    • Continuing down, at $1.326 in the afternoon
    • Plunging down, the euro goes below $1.33 at mid day
    • The euro is a little down, just at $1.335
  • Dec 14th:
    • The euros falls at mid morning, going down below $1.34.
    • Euro around $1.345
  • Dec 13th:
    • Grande forme for the euro which goes above $1.34 at midday.
    • the euro is up to open the week, at $1.33 on Monday morning
  • Dec 10th: no great prospect today for the euro, starting at just $1.32 today
  • Dec 9th:
    • Down and up, the euro is at $1.324, just below its starting value, at the end of the afternoon
    • Bakc down, the euro is just at $1.32 in the morning
    • The Euro dips as Fitch downgrades the Irish debts, and get back up with the wall stree opening at $1.325
  • Dec 8th:
    • The day was somehow stable with a euro finishing at just $1.325
    • still down, the euro starts the day at $1.323
  • Dec 7th:
    • The euro slided down after noon, falling at $1.325
    • stable value yesterday just below $1.33, the euro gains a bit this morning at $1.338
  • Dec 6th: the euro bounces back down to $1.327 at the week opening.
  • Dec 3rd:
    • Up and Up, the euro finishes the week at $1.34
    • A steady recovery of the last couple of weeks loss: the euro is back to $1.33
  • Dec 2nd: The euro continued up to $1.32 but drops back to $1.307 at the wall street opening.
  • Dec 1st:
    • After a marked deep back below $1.31, the euro gets back up quickly to $1.315
    • the euro is making a (small) come back at $1.31 this morning
  • Nov 30th: the euro goes below $1.3 at $1.298 this morning
  • Nov 29th:
    • As the american market is boost by the Thanksgiving weekend sales, the euro economy stays uncertain, the Euro stabilizes at $1.311
    • The Irish bailout, details of which were revealed over the weekend, did not stop the fall of the euro which heads down this morning and is likely to go below$1.3 today
  • Nov 24th: Euro at $1.338 this morning
  • Nov 23rd: The euro is still falling, at $1.347 this morning. In Europe, the economic situation is shaky while in the US consumer confidence is up.
  • Nov 22nd:
    • The euro actually falls below $1.36 at midday – the bailout didn’t help the stabilization of the european currency
    • despite the Irish bailout during the weekend, the euro is still shy, around $1.365
  • Nov 19th: The euro is back up to $1.367
  • Nov 18th:
    • Hitting the $1.365 mark the euro then recedes to $1.361 at midday
    • after hitting deep at $1.345, the euro is coming back to $1.364 this morning
  • Nov 16th:
    • At mid day, the euro is down below $1.35
    • In the mid morning, the euro is at $1.355, its lowest point since the beginning of October.
    • the euro is sitting just above $1.36 as the day begins
  • Nov 15th:
    • Burden by the uncertainties on the euro weak economies, the euro is sinking down to $1.358
    • Still heading down, the euro opens the week at $1.363
  • Nov 12th: finally getting back up ? the Euro is back at $1.376 in the morning.
  • Nov 11th:
    • Continuing its slide, the euro finishes the day around 1.365
    • the euro is still heading down just below $1.37 this morning
  • Nov 10th: Euro still low, opening at $1.378
  • Nov. 9th:
    • The euro lost more the 1% of its value today ! Around $1.376 at night.
    • Still heading down, the euro is at $1.386 at midday
    • mostly going down for this beginning o the week, the euro is now just below $1.393
  • Nov 8th: After an “up” move last week when the Euro went above $1.42, the week is starting down with one euro trading at $1.393
  • (Nov 4th: I am away for the week, therefore, no regular euro/dollar follow up. But last time I checked, the Euro was fine above $1.42)
  • Nov. 2nd: the euro gets up and pass above $1.40 in the early hours of election day
  • November 1: The euro went up to $1.40 early in the morning, but fall back to $1.393 when wall street opens
  • Oct 29th: Up and down: the euro had a small dip this morning and then come back. Starting the day around $1.389
  • Oct 28th:
    • Again, the euro is bouncing back up, just below $1.395 at midday
    • the euro is coming back up at $1.3875
  • Oct 27th:
    • The Union currency is falling and falling and falling… back below $1.375 at midday.
    • the euro is seating just on top of $1.38
  • Oct 26th:
    • Continuing ot go down, the euro might fall back below $1.38
    • the euro is going down since yesterday: at $1.387 on Tuesday morning.
  • Oct 25th:
    • at midday, the euro has fell back below $1.40 at $1.398
    • at the start of the week, the euro is seating on top of $1.40
  • Oct 22nd: The euro finishes the week at the same level where it started on Monday: $1.395
  • Oct 20th:
    • The euro is bouncing up and down, now at just $1.39
    • Euro back up around $1.397
  • Oct 19th:
    • In the last two days, the euro fell down to $1.37, its level at the beginning of October.
    • The euro continues to fall down down down below $1.375
  • Oct 18th: Not a great start for the week with a euro at just $1.391, and down from last week.
  • Oct 15th:
    • The european currency finally decides to go down, falling to $1.395 by the end of the day (Brussels time)
    • Shaky days for the euro, unstable around $1.40
  • Oct 13th: The Euro is back up, just above $1.395
  • Oct 12th:
    • After a rocky day, the eurocomes back to $1.39
    • the euro fell back to $1.38
  • Oct 7th:
    • Around noon, the euro had fell back to $1.39
    • The euro stabilizes below $1.395
  • Oct 7th:
    • And later in the day, the euro plunges down to $1.38
    • The euro is nicely staying just below $1.4 so far, with very little fluctuations.
    • the euro continues to go up without any sign of slowing down, starting the day with a jump to $1.397
  • Oct 6th:
    • Ireland debt rating has been downgraded by Fitch – but the euro is stable just below $1.387
    • The euro is now at $1.3845, almost at the level of last February.
  • Oct 5th: The Euro is at $1.377 today.
  • I have been away for about ten days during which the euro went globally up, despite some worrying news about Ireland economy.
  • Sept 24th: after beeing down yesterday afternoon, the euro comes back up to $1.3475 ! Gainning more than 3% over the week.
  • Spet 23rd: The euro is now stable at $1.34 this morning.
  • Sept 22nd: The euro is at $1.33 !
  • Sept 21st:
    • A big jump to almost $1.325 in the evening
    • The euro stabilizes just below $1.313
    • As Ireland is successfully borrowing on the markets (but at an highe rate), the euro shoots up to $1.313
    • The euro started the day below $1.309 and rose up to $1.311.
  • Sept 20th:
    • After a nice rise up to $1.31, the euro quickly falls back to $1.304
    • The week starts at $1.308
  • Sept 17th:
    • The week ends with the euro at $1.304
    • The rising continue for the euro, starting this Friday above $1.31
  • Sept 16th: things look good for the euro at $1.3017 on the morning.
  • Sept. 15th: After shooting above $1.30 yesterday, the euro is slightly down to $1.2978 this morning
  • Sept. 14th:
    • Despite the small expectations for today, the Euro continued up to $1.30
    • The euro stays above $1.285, and is not expected to get up much today.
  • Sept. 13th:
    • Very good day with the euro ending up by 0.016 at $1.286
    • The euro shoots up to $1.282 Monday morning.
  • Sept 10th: The end of the week is at the image of the previous days: bof bof. One euro trades at $1.2674.
  • Sept 9th:
    • Mixed day, the euro makes a small progress to about $1.273
    • The euro is seating at $1.27
  • Sept 8th:
    • Up and down and up again… the Euro has not made up its mind yet on where to go. At about $1.275 when the European markets close.
    • The euro rebounds this morning to $1.273
  • Sept. 7th:
    • Among new doubts on european banks (raised by a WSJ analysis) the euro recedes below $1.275
    • The Euro falls back to $1.28
  • Sept 3rd:
    • Steady progress of the Euro during the day, ends the week just below $1.29
    • The Euro stays at $1.28 as the unemployment report in the US is better than expected.
  • Sept. 2nd: So far, the Euro stays around $1.28
  • September 1st: The Euro starts the day by shooting up to $1.283
  • August 31st:
    • After an Upepisode, the Euro falls back to $1.267.
    • The Euro jumps back to $1.2715 this morning.
  • August 30th:
    • The Euro goes below $1.27
    • The Euro is falling at the beginning of the week, although indicators2 are good in the eurozone (*,*)
  • August 27th:
    • Calmed for the moment by the comments of Fed Chairman Bernanke, the market end the week with a shy smile and the Euro climb up to almost $1.277
    • in the US, the annual growth projection is low (1.6%) but better than expected. The Euro is ending a mixed week at $1.2712.
  • August 26th: The euro is a fraction above $1.272.
  • Between Aug 13th and Aug 25th: no update because of vacations.
  • August 13th:
    • After a very bad week, the Euro finishes Friday at $1.275
    • In the U.S. sales rose in July by a little less than a percent, inflation is at .3%, mainly due to gas price increase. In Europe, Germany economy is growing. Euro is at $1.28.
  • August 12th:
    • The Euro stabilized for the day just over $1.28. In the US, the unemployment numbers are not good (again)
    • Euro zone industrial production fell by 0.1% in June, where a rise was expected… The Euro is at $1.28
  • August 11th:
    • The Euro finished the day below $1.29. In the U.S. fear of a double dip recession are growing (again) while in Europe,… well, every body is in vacation so no news.
    • Really bad day for the euro which lost .05 against the dollars since Monday.
    • The euro continues to fall, getting below $1.30, its lowest level in almost two weeks.
  • August 10th: Amid concern on the US recovery – reinforced by the Federal reserve announce it will buy US debt to sustain the economy – the euro is going down and fell back at a level it had two weeks ago. The exchange rate is now just below $1.317 for 1 €.
  • August 9th:
    • At the end of the day, the euro confirms it fall back, hovering at $1.323.
    • After a great finish last week, the Euro does not feel so good on Monday and falls to just $1.32 at the opening.
  • August 7th: the Euro finishes the week hovering below $1.33. In the U.S. the last unemployment numbers are not good and show a slowing down of the recovery there.
  • August 4th: The Euro falls back to just above $1.315
  • August 3th: before Wall Street opens, the Euro is up to $1.3254.
  • August 2nd: Euro shoots to $1.315.
  • July 30th:
    • The Euro ends the week with a gain at $1.305. But the last few days has been shaky.
    • The US economic recovery did slow down during the second quarter this year according to the latest numbers. The Euro did finished the day yesterday with a significant gain up to about $1.308. Today it fell back temporarily to below $1.30 and then gets back to about $1.303.
  • July 29th: The Euro finally decides to go up and pass beyond $1.30, as housing market in the US show signs of mixed perspectives.
  • July 28th: Boeing, one of the biggest exporters in the US is posting a large drop in its profit, which puts Wall Street in a mixed mood.
  • July 27th:
    • Euro still hovers below $1.30. Wall Street feels good, Europe is not so scary anymore, so the forces are in balance and the small variations we see along the days are nothing but statistical (excuse my scientific language, I’m a physicist)
    • An increase in US manufacturers sales boost the markets confidence. The euro which did finally above $1.30 for more than just a moment falls back at the Wall Street opening.
  • July 26th:
    • The euro had a good day, but as did wall street – it is less heard about double dip recession, and even if the European banks stress test which has been discussed during the weekend seem to be generally accepted, it’s not enough to push the euro further up. At the end of the day, 1€=1.2985$
    • As Wall street wraps up its day, the Euro gets up and tries, again to break above $1.30; and again don’t manage to hold on above this point and withdraw a fraction of a percent below.
  • July 24th: After a week of up and down, the Euro finish at the same level as last Monday ($1.29) failing to pass beyond $1.3. Bad indicators in the US, uncertain comments by the Fed Chairman about the US economy fueled doubts of a double dip recession. Whereas in Europe, questions about the bank stress tests hold the Euro down. The final results of the tests are neither a boost or a blow to the Euro.
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5 Comments on “Euro Watch”

  1. […] habitude de faire le point sur le taux de change €/$ sur twitter, j’ouvre une nouvelle page EuroWatch qui donnera régulièrement la valeur de l’euro et les différents évènements économiques […]

  2. […] continue my addiction habit of giving the latest €/$ exchange rate on twitter, I open a new page EuroWatch that will give regularly the value of the Euro and the different news and economic events that […]

  3. […] L’Euro a finalement passé les $1.30 en fin de semaine, mais il n’y semble pas complétement à l’aise. […]

  4. […] Euro finally went beyond $1.30 at the last of the week, but it doesn’t seem to be completely […]

  5. Joe says:

    The number itself is sort of useless. What matters are the trends and causes of directional movement: i.e. the Fed’s quantitative easing, the spectre of a good soft landing in China, flows away from bonds and into equities, headline risk from shorting the suckers who bought Greek bonds, etc.


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