Welcome to Tuesday!
Greenback nurses losses as outlook is still wary
On Monday, the US currency slid versus a trade-weighted basket of currencies, having posted its biggest weekly descend for three weeks as hopes for American rate hikes dwindled further after dismal inflation data.
With Japanese second-quarter surge expanding 1% quarter-on-quarter, powered by soaring consumption as well as capital expenditure, traders stepped in to purchase risky assets after tensions over North Korea.
Revived risk appetite also encouraged market participants to borrow in relatively weak assets such as the greenback and the Swiss franc and invest in the common currency, which turns to be the best performing currency in the G10 FX universe.
Notwithstanding some near-term headwinds for the common currency after the recent soar, it’s set to go up versus the evergreen buck due to the relatively favorable economic outlook.
The common currency grew 0.1% hitting $1.1827 and it was approaching a 2-1/2 year maximum of 1.1910 reached earlier this month.
In July, Britain's inflation rate rallied for the first time in 2018, thus leaving many UK households feeling quite squeezed by prices, soaring at nearly the same tempo as their wages…
On Friday, the evergreen buck rallied versus its counterparts after data disclosed that the American economy generated more jobs than anticipated In October, thus backing the Fed’s case to proceed with gradual rate lifts…
On Monday, gold declined because the evergreen buck managed to gain early traction, thus putting pressure on the most popular precious commodity, which has been sticking with the year’s minimums…