On Friday, the greenback rose to a nine-month high against a basket of major currencies, as a risk-on mood in global markets triggered by Donald Trump's election to president remained intact. The USD has jumped as expectations that Trump's administration could boost spending, lift inflation and elevate Treasury yields took hold.
In addition, the U.S. dollar strengthened its gains against the Chinese Yuan and Mexican peso to reach historic highs on expectations that emerging markets could suffer more than others, if Trump turns his words into actions. U.S. dollar index settled at 99 pips.
Also on Friday, Gold prices declined to a five-month low as appetite for riskier investments improved after Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election, and negatively affected commodities prices fall.
Gold declined to $1,218 at the end of last week’s trading session, before paring its losses and trading at $1,227. The yellow metal could touch the key support level of $1,210.
Euro fell vs. USD and settled at $1.0850 in anticipation of ECB President Mario Draghi’s speech. Due to decline in value of the single currency, Draghi is not likely to say something new at his speech today. Technically, Fiber could recover to $1.0930.
Oil prices fell as much as 2% at the end of last week’s trading session, on worries about oversupply and on doubts about whether OPEC will succeed in reducing a global crude glut. WTI settled at $43 and could decline further amid oversupply.
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