ECB meeting is on the agenda. Will the EUR get weaker?
Evergreen buck inches up as inverted yield fears recede
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck managed to go up due to the fact that bond gains rebounded, thus soothing fears over the health of the American economy despite dismal housing data.
Assessing the purchasing potential of the evergreen buck versus its main rivals the USD index went down by 0.2% ending up with 96.213.
The gain on the benchmark US 10-Year note accounted for 2.435%. Fears about an inverted bond gain receded because experts noted that inversions should last a long time to confirm a meltdown.
Still, downbeat data indicated a struggling housing sector in America that appears to be a major gauge of the American economy. As a matter of fact, housing starts decreased by approximately 8.7% to a seasonally-updated annual rate of about 1.162 million units in February, as the Commerce Department informed, which is quite below a consensus estimate for 1.213 million units.
Well, the numbers question whether the major US financial institution’s extended pause on rate lifts the previous week will help the struggling sector.
The major US bank has taken a step back on interest rates because Fed policymakers are greatly concerned about the global and domestic surge.
The evergreen buck managed to surge versus the safe-haven Japanese yen. The currency pair USD/JPY headed north by 0.05% showing 111.46.
The UK pound dived a bit because British lawmakers managed to take control of the Brexit process from the country’s Prime Minister Theresa May, thus giving green light to alternatives to the agreement Theresa May made with Brussels. The currency pair GBP/USD went up by about 0.1% being worth 1.3214.
In addition to this, the currency pair AUD/USD ralli9ed by up to 0.4% demonstrating an outcome of 0.7138. As for NZD/USD, it surged by 0.1% reaching 0.6909. Besides this, the Canadian dollar jumped. The currency pair USD/CAD dived by 0.1% hitting 1.3390, while EUR/USD slumped by 0.3% reaching 1.1278.
The news that opposition lawmakers plan to stop Boris Johnson to leave the European Union without a deal increased the political uncertainties in the UK.
The level of non-farm payrolls (NFP), also known as non-farm employment change will be published on September 6, at 15:30 MT time.
Pay attention to the FOMC meeting, where the rate cut is expected. Also, it is recommended to keep an eye on the oil prices, updates on trade talks between the USD and China and, of course, Brexit.
The retail sales for the US in focus today
During today's Turkish central bank meeting, the market anticipated a rate cut between 200-300 pips.