Here we gathered the best and the worst performers of the week and the most volatile pairs .
Evergreen buck goes down as oil surge backs commodity currencies
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck was suppressed by a combination of downbeat American economic data as well as gains for commodity-linked currencies, including the Australian and Canadian dollars that lent support from an extended ascend in crude prices.
Assessing the greenback’s purchasing potential versus a number of its key rivals the USD index slumped by 0.05% hitting 97.001 having dived by 0.35% yesterday, thus marking its most impressive daily tumble since March 20.
On top of the pressure from buoyant commodity-linked currencies, the evergreen buck dollar was suppressed by data disclosing that American durable goods orders went down in February and a rebound in the common currency as traders squared positions ahead of a looming ECB meeting.
The recent rebound in American yields failed to provide much lift for the evergreen buck as they are still at low levels.
As a matter of act, the 10-year Treasury yield rebounded to 2.52%, drifting further away from a 15-month minimum of 2.34% recorded at the end of March. By the way, the yield was still considerably below its recent maximum of 2.8% recorded in early March.
As for the Canadian dollar, it was nearly intact, showing C$1.3312 per dollar having soared by over 0.5% overnight.
Additionally, the Australian dollar stood still, sticking with $0.7128 having rallied by 0.3% yesterday.
Crude prices have tacked on to five-month maximums on hopes that global supplies would tighten because of fighting in Libya, American sanctions against Venezuela and Iran, and OPEC-led cuts.
Aside from that, the Norwegian kroner managed to hold its gains, demonstrating 8.543 per dollar having surged by 0.7% yesterday on higher crude.
The common currency didn’t change, ending up with $1.1265 having rallied by 0.4% on Monday.
The European Central Bank will meet today to discuss the current monetary policy and the fate of the quantitative easing program
Canada will publish the headline and core retail sales on January 24 at 15:30 MT time.
The Facebook earnings report is coming at 00:00 MT time on January 30.
Apple earnings report is released at 00:00 MT time on January 29.
The US Fed Funds Rate announcement and Press Conference will be at 21:00 MT on January 29.