USD/CHF and EUR/CHF rose to tactical highs. What's next?
Greenback leaps, on track for weekly revenues
On Friday, the evergreen buck added during Asian trading, heading for weekly profits after solid American economic data contrasted with figures demonstrating euro zone inflation cooling.
The dollar index, evaluating the greenback against a basket of six crucial currencies, soared 0.1%, being worth 100.50. It gained 0.9% for the week and it’s currently not far from a two-week peak of 100.60 reached overnight.
The common currency nursed losses, ascending 0.1% on the day, hitting $1.0681, though tumbling 1.1% for the week.
Thursday’s Spanish and German consumer price data showed that in March inflation slowed more steeply than expected, as crude priced sank, offering some respite to the ECB because it’s pressured to wind down its monetary stimulus.
Against its major Japanese counterpart, the US dollar was intact on the day at 111.98 yen, gaining 0.5% for the week.
Meanwhile, the British pound headed north 0.2%, being worth $1.2490.
Eurozone, France, and Germany will publish the flash services and manufacturing PMIs on February 19, from 10:15 to 11:00 MT time
Australia will publish the employment change and unemployment rate on February 18, at 02:30 MT time.
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OPEC will hold a meeting on March 4, where it should announce its decision on further oil output.
The risk-on is back on the market as investors focus on the projections for a stronger-than-expected economic rebound and the Fed’s pledge to prolong support for the rest of the year.