The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
Evergreen buck pauses having been supported by American jobs report
On Monday, the evergreen buck paused having rebounded at the end of the previous week, exactly when a firm jobs report hinted the greenback’s weakness might have surpassed all estimates.
Friday’s American payrolls report disclosed that wages soared at their fastest tempo for over 8 years, thus causing a rebound in the US currency that had been stuck at three-year minimums after a months-long sell-off.
With diving equity markets and soaring bond revenues as market participants built in higher inflationary hopes and also rumored that key financial instructions would have interest rates lifted in a more hawkish way, greenback bulls expected market sentiment to shift, thus backing the evergreen buck.
Bond along with equity market moves are currently transforming into a greenback rebound, especially versus the high-beta assets, as some financial experts noted. It definitely drops a hint that the current market paradigm happens to be fragile amid ascending inflation hopes, revenues as well as a more hawkish Fed stance.
The US dollar index versus a basket of six leading currencies was nearly intact, showing 89.175 having earned 0.6% on Friday.
Versus the common currency, the evergreen buck demonstrated $1.2445, sinking from the three-year minimum of $1.2538 demonstrated the previous week.
The US currency stood above the 110 vs. the Japanese yen mark having gained 110.485 on Friday, inching up from a four-month minimum of 108.280 showed on January 26. The greenback pulled back a bit later as inflation suppressed American equities.
In spite of the fact that stock market weakness is putting pressure on the US currency versus the Japanese yen, evidently the tide happens to have turned for the greenback after the American jobs report, as some financial experts told.
With benchmark Treasury profits hitting four-year maximums after the jobs news, the American-Japan 10-year profit spread expanded to its widest value since late 2007.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will announce average hourly earnings, nonfarm employment change (NFP), and the unemployment rate on May 6, at 15:30 MT time.
The United States will publish the Preliminary GDP on Thursday, May 26, at 15:30 GMT+3.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will publish a monetary policy report and make an update on the interest rate on May 25, at 05:00 GMT+3.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.