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Greenback goes down on soaring commodity currencies
On Wednesday, the evergreen buck declined versus a basket of currencies and also dived against the common currency in thin holiday trade. Meanwhile, a soar in commodity prices helped to push the Canadian as well as Australian dollars to their highest value in two months.
Market participants told that there was little news to back the euro's ascend, although some traders have hinted at a probable strengthening in the euro into the new year after a stellar 2017 in which the common currency had its best year versus the US dollar since 2003.
As for sterling markets, they were quiet – the British pound gained 0.1% being worth $1.338.
On Tuesday, crude had soared to 2-1/2 year maximums, underpinned by news of an explosion on a Libyan oil pipeline and also voluntary OPEC-led supply cuts. On Wednesday, copper leapt to their highest value for three and a half years.
The greenback went down 0.1% versus a basket of key currencies hitting 93.193.
Now traders follow the economic events with new vision as inflation in the US seems like decreasing. Let’s see what releases will influence the market due to that factor.
The week will have the biggest event in the US political process over the last two years. How will the elections affect the Forex market? We covered the most important news of this week in this report.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.