The European debt crisis rocked the currency markets in the first half of 2010, sending the euro lower while investors fled to the safe haven of the US dollar. Experts are split about whether the euro has hit bottom, with some predicting a comeback by the end of 2010 and others forecasting continued economic weakness in Europe that will drag the euro down further. With split opinions on the euro come split opinions on the direction of the dollar. And economic uncertainty will likely equal volatile currency markers for the rest of the year. Others have a more positive outlook for the pound. Some say global economic recovery will be a slower process, and the dollar will therefore strengthen as it retains safe-haven status in the currency world.