The AUD rose to a 2-week high - EBC Daily Snapshot


On Wednesday, the USD stabilized as the AUD surged to a near two-week high due to strong inflation data, hinting at potential interest rate hikes.

EBC Forex Snapshot

25 Oct 2023

The dollar steadied on Wednesday while the Australian dollar rose to a nearly two-week high on the chance of interest rate hikes after surprisingly strong inflation data.

Australia's consumer price index rose 1.2% in the third quarter due to higher fuel prices, above market forecasts for 1.1% and up from a 0.8% increase the previous quarter.


The British pound extended the previous day's losses as negative data affirmed the view that the BOE will likely hold interest rates next week.

The S&P Global UK Purchasing Managers' Index reached a nine-month low of 49.2 in October. The reading chimes with the trend in the eurozone.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 16 Oct) HSBC (as of 24 Oct)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0443 1.0834 1.0517 1.0751
GBP/USD 1.2011 1.2387 1.2076 1.2378
USD/CHF 0.8745 0.9338 0.8793 0.9127
AUD/USD 0.6286 0.6522 0.6264 0.6425
USD/CAD 1.3381 1.3785 1.3576 1.3794
USD/JPY 146.00 150.16 148.56 150.44

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 held near a two-week high on Wednesday

The dollar held near a two-week high on Wednesday

Wednesday saw the dollar near a two-week high and the euro weaken globally amid bets that the ECB will loosen in H1 2024, following the Fed.

Euro takes a hit - EBC Daily Snapshot

Euro takes a hit - EBC Daily Snapshot

The US dollar rebounded to a near-one-week high. Key employment data this week may impact investor views on the interest rate trajectory.

The dollar dipped on Friday

The dollar dipped on Friday

Friday: dollar down, euro up. US spending rose moderately in October, with the smallest annual inflation increase in over 2.5 years.