The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
Greenback stands still as Fed leans on dovish side
On Thursday, the US dollar stood still at lower levels after losses overnight because the major US financial institution leaned on the dovish side.
As expected, the Fed increased its target rate by 25 basis points, though signaled only two more lifts in 2017.
The greenback index was off 0.01%, being worth 100.35, having dropped 1% overnight.
The FOMC pointed out that the pace of the economic revival justified gradual tightening.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen hinted that the major US bank would tolerate inflation above its 2% objective.
In its statement the Fed informed that its objective happens to be symmetric, stressing that 2% isn’t a ceiling for them at all.
The US dollar was off 0.31%, reaching 113.04 yen as Japan’s major bank kept its policy on hold, as expected.
The BOJ short-term key lending rate is intact at -0.1% and its objective for the 10-year bond yield is at zero.
The common currency euro hit the $1.07 mark, following the outcome of the Dutch elections.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.