During the daily press briefing of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, it was announced that Mexico will receive 1.4 million doses of the vaccine by the end of January. Is that optimistic enough for the peso?
Greenback regains some footing
On Thursday, the evergreen buck tacked on, paring some of the losses it faced after Donald Trump told that a shutdown of the government was probable and even threatened to cancel the North American Free Trade Agreement.
On Thursday, Trump warned that he might terminate the NAFTA trade treaty with Canada and Mexico after three-way negotiations didn’t managed to bridge deep differences. Additionally, he told he might shut down the government if he fails to obtain funding to erect a wall on the US-Mexico border.
His remarks emerged ahead of a looming debate in Congress as for lifting the debt ceiling, and also knocked the US currency lower on Wednesday.
On Thursday, the evergreen buck managed to regain some ground. Against the Japanese yen, the US currency went up 0.1% being worth 109.19 yen, having dropped 0.5% on Wednesday.
The greenback’s upside potential seems restricted for now, as some financial experts point out.
The market optimism waned amid stricter restrictions to control rising coronavirus infections. S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped from the all-time highs, while the USD jumped higher.
S&P 500 skyrocketed to the all-time high on optimism that Biden’s fiscal stimulus will support economic growth and boost corporate earnings.
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