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Greenback slumps to 4-month minimum
On Thursday, the evergreen buck slumped to an almost four-month minimum versus its counterparts because market participants bet on an everlasting rebound in emerging-market currencies in the face of improve market sentiment in developing economies.
Tracking the evergreen buck’s purchasing power versus its primary competitors the USD index slumped by 0.59% being worth 93.56.
The US currency lost ground versus emerging-market currencies, including the Turkish lira, Argentinian peso and South African rand because traders bet the worst might happen to developing countries.
Weakness in the evergreen buck was further exacerbated by a firmer common currency and sterling notwithstanding little sign that European chiefs had warmed up to the British Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers offer that sets out regulations, which will govern Britain’s future relationship with the European block after Brexit.
As a matter of fact, EU President Donald Tusk told that the May's suggestions are worthless, although May was still defiant, accusing EU chiefs of using negotiating tactics.
The currency GBP/USD ascended by 0.78% coming up with an outcome of $1.3247 on stronger retail sales data. The currency pair EUR/USD ascended by 0.75% showing $1.1760.
American economic data didn’t do much to back the US currency because the wobble in the housing market resumed, while a major manufacturing report beat estimates.
On Thursday, the Philadelphia Fed told its manufacturing index managed to ascend to an outcome of 22.9 versus September’s outcome of 11.9.
The Commerce Department disclosed existing home sales didn’t change in August from July, to a seasonally-updated annual rate of about 534 million units. Market experts were hoping for a 0.3% jump to 5.35 million houses.
In addition to this, the currency pair USD/CAD managed to dive by 0.12% coming up with an outcome of C$1.2905. As for USD/JPY, this pair added by 0.18% hitting Y112.49.
Geopolitical factors and inflation remain the main drivers of financial markets. Let’s see how to use that in trading!
Have a look at the key financial instruments on Monday, February 28. Geopolitics is currently on all news frontlines. Western nations escalated sanctions on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.