The Australian Dollar was Unaffected on Wednesday


Wednesday saw the dollar rise as the Fed might delay rate cuts. The Aussie dollar stayed flat after strong inflation data.

EBC Forex Snapshot, 29 May 2024

The dollar was bolstered on Wednesday by rising expectations the Fed is unlikely to cut rates until later this year. The Australian dollar was little changed following a strong inflation report.

Data showed US consumer confidence unexpectedly improved in May after deteriorating for three straight months. A rate cut in September is now priced in at 44%, the CME Fed Watch tool showed.


Australian CPI unexpectedly rose to a five-month high in April, adding to risks the next move in interest rates might be upward. The most significant contributor to the rise was housing.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 27 May) HSBC (as of 29 May)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0793 1.0895 1.0753 1.0925
GBP/USD 1.2300 1.2803 1.2535 1.2892
USD/CHF 0.8988 0.9244 0.9020 0.9193
AUD/USD 0.6563 0.6729 0.6569 0.6720
USD/CAD 1.3478 1.3846 1.3574 1.3730
USD/JPY 152.12 157.68 154.69 158.52

The green numbers in the table indicate that the data has increased compared with the previous time; the red numbers indicate that the data has decreased compared with the previous time; and the black numbers indicate that the data has remained unchanged.

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The dollar was little changed on Monday

The dollar was little changed on Monday

The dollar was steady on Monday. Markets see a 58% chance of a September rate cut and expect two cuts this year, per LSEG's FedWatch data.

The dollar pushed to a fresh eight-week top

The dollar pushed to a fresh eight-week top

The dollar rose to an eight-week high above 159 yen on Friday as the Fed's patient rate-cut stance contrasted with more dovish global positions.

Thursday's Dollar Strengthens Slightly

Thursday's Dollar Strengthens Slightly

The dollar rose as Fed Governor Adriana Kugler sees policy as "sufficiently restrictive" to control inflation without major job market harm.