Germany’s high court threw Chancellor Merkel a lifeline, ruling that bailouts of struggling euro-countries are legal in terms of the German constitution. But they also created an obstacle to further assistance, requiring that parliament vote on any future bailout decisions. [WSJ]
The euro continues to test support at $1.40 against the greenback. Failure would signal a primary down-trend with a target of $1.30*.
* Target calculation: 1.40 – ( 1.50 – 1.40 ) = 1.30