Dollar's largest monthly gain since September


The dollar sees its biggest monthly gain since September; the yen faces its sharpest drop in a year. The Fed and BOJ may delay expected rate changes.

EBC Forex Snapshot

31 Jan 2024

The dollar headed for its biggest monthly gain since September and the yen for its sharpest drop in over a year on Wednesday as the Fed and the BOJ may not change rates as soon as expected.

The Australian dollar was down against the dollar as inflation report disappointed. Bond futures are now fully priced for two quarter-point reductions in 2024, with the first move in August.


A court in Hong Kong has ordered the winding up of Evergrande Group on Monday, dealing another blow to investor confidence in the ailing real estate sector – a major source of iron ore demand.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 22 Jan) HSBC (as of 29 Jan)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0848 1.1139 1.0779 1.0958
GBP/USD 1.2536 1.2848 1.2602 1.2794
USD/CHF 0.8333 0.8667 0.8511 0.8753
AUD/USD 0.6526 0.6900 0.6489 0.6694
USD/CAD 1.3177 1.3619 1.3347 1.3547
USD/JPY 140.59 148.80 145.37 149.87

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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The dollar tracked toward monthly gains on Thursday

The dollar tracked toward monthly gains on Thursday

The dollar edged higher before key inflation data, while the Swiss franc remains weakest among G10 currencies this month.

The dollar inched up on Wednesday

The dollar inched up on Wednesday

Despite US durable goods orders falling more than expected, the dollar edged up on Wednesday. The market mostly excludes a Fed rate cut before June.

​Gas prices suffer triple blow

​Gas prices suffer triple blow

U.S. natural gas prices hit a 3-year low due to a warm winter, excess inventory, and high production. European prices are back to pre-invasion levels.