EUR/USD Fundamental Analysis: November 21, 2018 The euro major par declined abruptly during the US session and reached a fresh new low at 1.1359. The greenback has strengthened across the market in the last hours of trading especially equity in Wall Street paired against yen and euro and consolidated losses due to a bearish decline. Earlier, the price peaked at 1.1472, which has been the highest since November 7 but pulled back and lost momentum, resulting in a correction and lose over 100 pips. The risk-off sentiment yesterday lead the financial markets with the greenback standing strongly against the common currency as well as other main competitors The decline is not just about the risk-off sentiment with the euro which also had its weakness that was primarily because of the tension between EU Commission and Italy on the 2019 budget. Moreover, the rhetoric by ECB’s Weidmann saying that policy normalization may take a long time. This adds high bearish pressure on the common currency with concerns on the possible sanction for the Italian government from EU being lenient to France on budget concerns. Italy pointed out that growing out may lead to an economic slowdown that may affect the whole of Europe. How the EU reacted may add a bearish pressure to the euro if it turns out against Italy, that could add political tension and reach new highs. However, the yields differential may decline abruptly, raising again the euro to yesterday’s high of 1.1472 if the EU becomes more dovish. As for the headlines, there is no data to be released from the Eurozone but existing homes sales data and core durable goods from the US are scheduled today, as well as the weekly crude oil inventory.