Dollar at 3-month low - EBC Daily Snapshot


Tuesday: The dollar hit a 3-month low on weak home sales; the Aussie dollar rose to a 4-month high despite a consumption dip.

EBC Forex Snapshot

28 Nov 2023

The dollar was down to a three-month low on Tuesday on weaker-than-expected new home sales data, while the Australian dollar hit its near four-month high despite a contraction in domestic consumption.

New home sales fell 5.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 679,000 units in October, below the 723,000 units expected by economists polled by Reuters and sending Treasury yields lower.

Traders see a chance of about 25% that the Fed could begin cutting rates as early as March, while pricing in about a 50-50 chance of easing in May next year, CME's FedWatch Tool shows.


Australian retail sales unexpectedly slipped in October as consumers cut back on everything but food, though analysts believe many were merely saving some money to splurge on Black Friday sales due later this month.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 20 Nov) HSBC (as of 28 Nov)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0517 1.0945 1.0750 1.1060
GBP/USD 1.2037 1.2525 1.2325 1.2785
USD/CHF 0.8745 0.9338 0.8712 0.8972
AUD/USD 0.6340 0.6520 0.6420 0.6708
USD/CAD 1.3640 1.3899 1.3519 1.3782
USD/JPY 149.21 151.91 146.57 151.35

The green numbers in the table indicate an increase in data, the red numbers indicate a decrease in data, and the black numbers indicate that the data remains unchanged.

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