U.S. Dollar Stands Tall while Gold Declines

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On Tuesday, the U.S. dollar rose for the second time in a row vs. a basket of major currencies amid strong expectations that the U.S. growth could increase during the next month. Meanwhile, the Greenback supported as traders returned to risk appetite as global geopolitical tensions had declined.

  • The dollar index (DXY), which measures the Greenback against a basket of currencies, boosted yesterday and settled at 99.50.


Euro declined materially vs. USD and traded below $1.09 as U.S. yields rose after Macron defeated Marine Le Pen to win the French presidency. Technically, the common currency could decline further as markets await an important data from the U.S., which is expected to be strong and as the Greenback cold be supported by Trump's fiscal stimulus package.

  • Markets await ECB President Draghi’s speech, as he could mention to the monetary policy of ECB.


Gold prices fell yesterday to $1,213, its lowest levels in about eight weeks as strength in the U.S. dollar pressured prices for the metal and as risk appetite increased as well. Technically, the yellow metal could decline further to $1,200.


Oil prices failed to manage its gains amid concerns over OPEC's ability to extend supply cuts deal to decrease global supply and rebalancing the oil market.

The most important economic events:

  • GBP RICS House Price Balance (APR): (GMT 23:01) – Medium – Forecast (20.0%) – Previous (22%).
  • JPY Trade Balance - BOP Basis (Yen) (MAR): (GMT 23:50) – Medium – Forecast (¥798.8b) – Previous (¥1076.8b).

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