Brazil is struggling on both the humanitarian and the financial frontы. As a result, Brazilian real is weakening
Greenback is backed by US data tonic
On Wednesday, the evergreen buck hoarded hefty revenues after sturdy American retail data put a Federal Reserve rate lift back on the agenda. Meanwhile, Asian equities grew because tensions in the Korean peninsula relived a bit.
The break in North Korean threat as well as counter-threat turned to be enough for South Korean equities KS11 to gain 0.5%, although they were still short of a record maximum hit the previous month.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks tacked on 0.1%, Japan's Nikkei N225 was intact.
On Tuesday, the Dow had concluded with a 0.02% leap. The S&P 500 sank 0.05% and the Nasdaq went down 0.11%.
The US currency rallied to its highest value versus a basket of key currencies for three weeks and it was last keeping to 93.849.
The common currency sank to $1.1736, although it had gained firm support around $l.1686 overnight.
The British pound tumbled too after UK inflation numbers were below forecast, thus breaching major support levels against both the common currency and greenback. The pound last hit $1.2863, having lost 1.1% during the previous session.
Canada will publish employment change and an unemployment rate on Friday, at 15:30 MT time.
USD/CHF and EUR/CHF rose to tactical highs. What's next?
US retail sales will be out on Thursday, April 15, at 15:30 MT. It is a significant release for traders as it will impact the US dollar.
As the earnings season kicks in, JPMorgan is the first to impress us with the better-than-expected data!
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 14, at 05:00 MT.