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Evergreen buck rallies on jobless claims
On Thursday, the American dollar managed to surge. It happened due to the fact that the number of folks who filed for first-time unemployment benefits reached a two-and-a-half month minimum.
Estimating the purchasing potential of the greenback versus a number of its main rivals the USD index inched up by up to 0.19% demonstrating a reading of 97.20.
The evergreen buck was backed after the US Department of Labor came up with a statement that the number of American citizens applying for initial jobless benefits for the seven days by December 8 went down by 27,000 hitting a seasonally updated outcome of 206,000.
In addition to this, the UK major currency managed to soar a bit because on Wednesday British Prime Minister Theresa May definitely survived a vote of no confidence. As a matter of fact, Brexit woes still persist notwithstanding the win, as it seems unlikely that her party is going to underpin her agreement with Brussels on departing from the European bloc in March.
The currency pair GBP/USD went up by 0.04% trading at 1.2635.
The evergreen buck managed to leap against Japan’s currency. So, the currency pair USD/JPY went up by up to 0.27% trading at 113.62.
As for the common currency, it slumped after European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi warned against downside risks. As a result, the currency pair EUR/USD dived by 0.17% ending up with 1.1348.
As Draghi told, recent data had appeared to be weaker than anticipated. Additionally, he stressed that the outlook for economic surge was updated a bit downwards for this year and for 2019 to respectively 1.9% and 1.7%.
In addition to this, the currency pair NZD/USD dived by 0.07% hitting 0.6852. AUD/USD rallied by 0.08% trading at 0.7225. As for the Canadian dollar, it slipped. USD/CAD added 0.11% showing 1.3364.
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.