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?
Greenback edges down
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck dived because the common currency bounced off and the UK pound managed to ascend to the day’s maximums reacting to reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May is going to take control of Brexit talks.
Estimating the greenback’s purchasing potential versus a pack of its key counterparts, the USD index headed south about 0.21% hitting 94.22.
Hopes that the US major bank is going to stick with plans for further gradual rate lifts in 2018 because the American economy keeps strengthening backed the outlook for the evergreen buck.
The major American currency has been pressured after Donald Trump heavily criticized the Fed the previous week, telling that their plans to have interest rates lifted could make the American economy less competitive.
Meanwhile, the common currency managed to ascend. The currency pair EUR/USD soared by up to 0.14% trading at 1.1707.
The euro’s revenues were held in check after reports disclosing that surge in the euro zone private sector speeded down a bit this month, showing that the region’s economy began the third quarter on rather a softer footing.
The UK currency leapt to the best levels of the trading session. The currency pair GBP/USD soared 0.34% being worth 1.3146 after British Prime Minister Theresa May told that she’s on the verge of leading Brexit talks with the EU. On the contrary, the Brexit department is going to shift to preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
The evergreen buck slumped versus the Japanese yen. The currency pair USD/JPY dipped 0.27% trading at 111.03.
On Monday, the Japanese currency had been underpinned by reports that the Bank of Japan is actively negotiating changes to its huge monetary policy. Japan’s key bank is expected to hold its next policy gathering at the end of the month.
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!
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.