Greenback Trades under Pressure

Greenback Trades under Pressure

The U.S. dollar fell yesterday vs. a basket of major currencies on worries over Donald Trump's economic policies as the tax plan could lead to a collapse of the Greenback. In addition, the U.S. dollar was affected by the Federal Reserve's decision and settled at a seven-week low vs. a basket of currencies.

  • The U.S. dollar index declined yesterday to 99.50 pips, the lowest level since last February.

Gold boosted yesterday and settled at $1,245 on soft USD.  The precious metal could maintain its gains and hit $1,240 by the end of the week. 


Euro traded above $1.08 vs. USD after French Election Debate between far rightist Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron as Macron is expected to win in the second-round vote in May. Technically, the common currency could maintain its gains during the day.

The Sterling pound back to gain and settled above $1.25, as the UK inflation rose to 2.3% in February, the highest since September 2013. Cable could trade in a wide-range during the next period as The Bank of England may increase interest rates to control inflation.

Despite an OPEC-led effort to reduce output, U.S. crude fell as much as 1%, to settle at $48, in anticipation of U.S. inventories data, which will be released later on today.

The most important economic events:

  • USD House Price Index (MoM) (JAN): (GMT 13:00) – Medium – Forecast (0.4%) – Previous (0.4%).
  • NZD Reserve Bank of New Zealand Rate Decision (MAR 23): GMT 20:00) – Important – Forecast (1.75%) – Previous (1.75%).

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