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Greenback stabilizes, still in sight of 2-month minimums
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck declined versus a basket of the other key currencies, although remained in sight of two-month minimums because market participants were still cautious ahead of a probable Senate vote on an American tax plan later in the week.
The U.S. dollar index, tracking the US currency’s value versus a trade-weighted basket of six crucial currencies, hit 92.86, having tumbled to 92.43 on Monday, which is the lowest outcome since September 26.
Worries as for probable delays in the implementation of a key tax overhaul along with tax cuts have suppressed the evergreen buck in recent weeks.
The US currency was nearly intact versus the common currency, with EUR/USD hitting 1.1905, trading below the two-month maximum of 1.1960 reached on Monday.
Demand for the common currency was still backed after data the previous week pointed to firm surge in the euro zone – it helped to overcome traders’ worries over political uncertainty in Germany.
Now traders follow the economic events with new vision as inflation in the US seems like decreasing. Let’s see what releases will influence the market due to that factor.
The week will have the biggest event in the US political process over the last two years. How will the elections affect the Forex market? We covered the most important news of this week in this report.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will make a statement and release a Cash Rate on February 7, 05:30 GMT+2. It's among the primary tools the RBA uses to communicate with investors about monetary policy.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.