The dollar is trading at seven-week highs against other majors. The expectations regarding the possible interest rate hike in the US significantly supported the US currency. Positive economic statistics from the US could lead to the monetary policy tightening in the upcoming months.
The ECB representatives made several important statements in the last weeks about the Central Bank policy in the upcoming months. According to Vitor Constancio (Vice-President of ECB) the Bank continues to stimulate the economy in spite of the growth of the inflation in the euro area. The Bank expects the inflation to reach the level of 2% in 2016.
The pound became optimistic when the last polls showed that the majority of people would vote to remain in the EU. The referendum is scheduled for June 23.
The dollar reached a three-week peak in the pair USD/JPY. The weakness of the US Bonds market supported the Japanese currency as the safe asset.
September 23, 2016 The dollar has firmer back some following yesterday underperformance
Revealed weak August data for existing home sales and leading indicators, but a tight initial claims report for the BLS survey week of September that left mixed signals that were positive on net, with aid from a 0.5% July rise in the FHFA home price index...
September 23, 2016 Dollar Saw Recovering After Seeking Support At 95.00
The US dollar trimmed its losses yesterday after a brief test to the 95.00 support in the US dollar index saw prices closing higher. Price action continues to remain range bound with no evidence of trends being established just as yet...
September 23, 2016 GBPUSD recovery pauses after Boris Johnson headlines
After recovering ground following a return to levels not seen in over a month below 1.29, the bounce in the GBPUSD appears to have lost momentum at the conclusion of the week following headlines being made by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson that the process of leaving the European Union does not need to take two years once Article 50 is invoked...
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