Greenback is still on the downside with Fed eyed

Greenback is still on the downside with Fed eyed

On Wednesday, the major American currency was still lower versus other main currencies. It’s due to the fact that market participants were quite cautious ahead of the US key financial institution’s monthly policy verdict due later in the day.

The key American bank is generally foreseen to have rates lifted by approximately a quarter point at the conclusion of its two-day policy gathering on Wednesday, although market participants are going to closely watch any signals as to the tempo of monetary policy tightening for the rest of 2018.

Market participants were very cautious in the face of everlasting worries of a potential trade conflict. The White House is supposed to uncover $60 billion in upcoming duties on China’s imports by Friday, having to do with such fields as intellectual property, telecommunications and targeting technology.

The US dollar index, which is normally utilized to have the greenback’s strength gauged against a trade-weighted basket of six main currencies, headed south 0.30% demonstrating an outcome of 89.74.

The common currency along with the British pound managed to gain. The currency pair EUR/USD ascended 0.28% trading at 1.2273, while the currency pair GBP/USD inched up 0.49% coming up with a result of 1.4067.

The major UK currency was underpinned by Wednesday’s data disclosing that British wage surge got closer to a two-and-a-half year maximum for the three months to January.

As for the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc, these currencies appeared to be stronger too, with the currency pair USD/JPY losing 0.22% ending up with 106.30 and also with the currency pair USD/CHF diving 0.26% trading at 0.9538.

The Australian dollar stood still, with AUD/USD showing 0.7688 as well as with NZD/USD declining 0.18% demonstrating 0.7169.

Besides this, the currency pair USD/CAD lost 0.19% hitting 1.3047.



Can the UK CPI surprise?
Can the UK CPI surprise?

The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.

The US Retail Sales Update
The US Retail Sales Update

The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.

The US NFP Update: What to Wait for?
The US NFP Update: What to Wait for?

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.

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