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Evergreen buck extends losses versus euro
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck pared profits versus the Japanese yen and also extended losses versus the common currency after American consumer prices revealed that inflation is still low notwithstanding a tight labor market, spurring the Fed’s case for keeping interest rates intact.
In February, the Consumer Price Index managed to rally for the first time for four months, although the tempo of the lift was moderate that resulted in the smallest annual gain for 2-1/2 years.
Assessing the purchasing power of the greenback versus its primary peers the USD index headed north by 0.17% hitting 97.054.
As for the common currency, it rallied by 0.27% versus the evergreen buck, last priced at $1.1275. The greenback surged against Japan’s currency hitting 111.13 yen.
The major US financial institution has explained a lack of inflationary pressure by the fact it has felt comfortable pausing its interest-rate lifting cycle. The Federal Reserve utilizes the core personal consumption expenditures price index for the purpose of tracking inflation against its 2% objective. CPI is good when it comes to assessing the state of American inflation.
On Tuesday, the Labor Department told that its Consumer Price Index jumped by 0.2%, backed by the rally in the costs of rents, gasoline, and food. The CPI had been intact for three months in a row. Without energy and food, the CPI managed to surge by 0.1%, which is the smallest leap since August last year.
The core CPI tacked on by 2.1% for the 12 months through February. For the three months in a row the core CPI had gone up by 2.2% on an annual basis. By the way, market experts had thought the CPI along with the core CPI would soar by 0.2% in February.
Geopolitical factors and inflation remain the main drivers of financial markets. Let’s see how to use that in trading!
Have a look at the key financial instruments on Monday, February 28. Geopolitics is currently on all news frontlines. Western nations escalated sanctions on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.