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The Europe Capitulation Trade Is in Full Swing on Vaccine Bets

  • Manulife, Jupiter AM are among recent buyers of euros
  • Goldman revises its 3-month euro forecast of $1.25 from $1.21
Europe Reaction Following U.K. Landslide Brexit Vote Defeat
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A sudden rebound in the euro and a selloff in bond havens are forcing investment strategists to play catch-up on rising expectations for European growth.

As the currency climbs toward $1.20, some in the investment community worry their projections for the months ahead look too gloomy. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. this week revised up its three-month forecast to $1.25 from $1.21. Meanwhile, BNP Paribas, Pictet and Manulife Investment are predicting German bond yields will turn positive by December for the first time in two years.