What is EUR/CZK?
The EUR/CZK forex trading pair represents the exchange rate between the euro (EUR) and the Czech koruna (CZK). Those two European currencies enjoy different levels of popularity. The European Union's official currency and a reserve currency, the euro was launched in 1999 and is currently used by 19 countries. It is widely used for international trade, investment, and value storage, and it is traded and managed by the European Central Bank (ECB).
The Czech koruna's widespread use is primarily limited to the Czech Republic, where it serves as the national currency. While it may not enjoy the same level of global recognition and acceptance as major currencies like the euro or the US dollar, it remains exchangeable at numerous currency exchange offices and select international banks.
The exchange rate between the euro and the Czech koruna reflects the number of CZK necessary to acquire one euro. For example, the exchange rate of 23.75 means that it requires 23.75 Czech koruna (the quote currency) to purchase one euro (the base currency).
What affects the price of the EUR/CZK pair?
The exchange rate of EUR/CZK could be influenced by a variety of financial or political factors, such as elections in the Eurozone or in the Czech Republic, ECB’s monetary policy announcements, geopolitical tensions between European countries, as well as oil price developments. More specifically:
- Economic factors: Economic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, inflation rates, employment levels, and interest rates in both the Eurozone and the Czech Republic can impact the exchange rate.
- Political factors: Political events and breaking news, such as elections, changes in government, and political stability, can impact the exchange rate and influence market sentiment. Political uncertainty or social unrest can lead to currency fluctuations.
- Monetary policy changes: Monetary policy decisions by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Czech National Bank (ČNB) can affect the EUR/CZK exchange rate. Those include changes in interest rates, quantitative easing measures, and other monetary policy actions.
- Trade and current account balances: Fluctuations in the exchange rate can also result from the balance of trade and current account between the eurozone and the Czech Republic. A trade deficit or current account deficit, for instance, may exert downward pressure on the currency, while a trade surplus can strengthen it.
- Global economic forces: Factors such as global economic conditions, geopolitical events outside Europe, global commodity prices, and financial market volatility can also impact the EUR/CZK exchange rate.
What to watch out for when trading EUR/CZK?
When trading the EUR/CZK currency pair, keep an eye out for data releases and statements coming from significant influential bodies in the Eurozone and the Czech Republic. These include:
- Interest rate changes and policy announcements by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Czech National Bank (ČNB)
- Eurostat and the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) provide data on trade balance, wages, unemployment rate, Consumer Price Index (CPI), and GDP