During the daily press briefing of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, it was announced that Mexico will receive 1.4 million doses of the vaccine by the end of January. Is that optimistic enough for the peso?
Evergreen buck inches down on dovish Fed remarks
On Wednesday, the evergreen buck headed south following dovish remarks from Federal Reserve representatives that spurred expectations that the US major financial institution will pause its tempo of interest rate lifts.
Gauging the evergreen buck’s purchasing potential versus a number of its primary counterparts the USD index inched down by nearly 0.72% ending up with a reading of 94.79.
At an event in Tennessee, Fed President Jon Bostic told that the rate lift in December will most probably ramp up rates to neutral and the US major bank should be patient and carefully consider economic risks.
Market participants are also looking ahead to the minutes from the US major bank’s December gathering to be uncovered at 2:00 PM ET. Investors are going to closely watch the notes for any clues of probable rate lifts in the coming year, in particular after comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell the previous week. The statesman told that the Fed would rein in monetary policy if required.
The currency pair USD/CAD headed south to a one-month minimum after the Bank of Canada made up its mind to keep its benchmark interest rate on hold, citing the current trade feud between Canada and the United States as well as deceleration global demand. The currency pair USD/CAD went down by 0.5% being worth 1.3208.
The UK pound managed to grow, while still suppressed over Brexit. As a matter of fact, the currency pair GBP/USD went up by 0.60% trading at 1.2791. The future of the United Kingdom still appears to be cloudy because the country’s cabinet won’t probably get another deal in case the draft bill fails, spurring the likelihood of a hard Brexit come March 29.
The currency pair EUR/USD leaped by 0.83% hitting 1.1533. AUD/USD surged by 0.7% being worth 0.7188, NZD/USD ascended by 1.23% trading at 0.6804.
The market optimism waned amid stricter restrictions to control rising coronavirus infections. S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped from the all-time highs, while the USD jumped higher.
S&P 500 skyrocketed to the all-time high on optimism that Biden’s fiscal stimulus will support economic growth and boost corporate earnings.
PMI reports from the EU, the UK, and the USA will be released during the day!