EUR/USD is aconsisting of the and the . It is the most actively traded of all pairs.
Theof EUR/USD shows how many US dollars (the ) it costs to purchase one euro (the ).
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"The euro" is one of the seven majorpairs that contain the US dollar and is the most traded pair on the . It is considered to be the most important and also the most of all currency pairs because the euro is the 2nd most important reserve currency globally (the US dollar is the first), as well as the 2nd most traded currency on the forex markets.
As currency pairs are affected by external factors that influence an individual currency value, the EUR/USD will fluctuate according to the difference in interest rates set by theand the . For example, any intervention by the ECB in the markets aimed at strengthening the euro would be likely to see a rise in the value of the EUR/USD. Conversely, if the Fed takes action to strengthen the dollar by intervening in the markets, the value of the EUR/USD would be likely to fall.
EUR/USD is usually negatively correlated to the, often called . However it enjoys a positive to the GBP/USD, called the "Cable" – because the euro, and are all positively correlated to each other.
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