The dollar consolidated on Monday

2024-05-13
Summary:

The dollar steadied on Monday with softer US payrolls, easing inflation fears. Markets anticipate 61.2% odds of Fed rate cuts in September.

EBC Forex Snapshot, 13 May 2024


The dollar consolidated on Monday as a softer-than-expected US payrolls report eased concerns about resurgent price growth. Markets have priced in a 61.2% chance of Fed's rate cuts in September.


Sterling was flat after a GDP-driven rise. The UK economy grew by the most in nearly three years in Q1, while the service sector grew for the first time within a year.

GBPUSD

Speculative short position on sterling reached a 16-month high, data from the CFTC shows. Traders are betting the BOE will deliver at least two quarter-point rate cuts by the end of the year.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 6 May) HSBC (as of 13 May)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0601 1.0885 1.0667 1.0842
GBP/USD 1.2300 1.2709 1.2356 1.2660
USD/CHF 0.8999 0.9244 0.8971 0.9190
AUD/USD 0.6443 0.6668 0.6478 0.6686
USD/CAD 1.3478 1.3846 1.3591 1.3767
USD/JPY 151.86 157.68 151.70 159.88

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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