The dollar drifted lower on Thursday

2024-01-11
Summary:

On Thursday, the dollar slipped, anticipating a cooling inflation report. Sterling rose on positive market sentiment, extending its gains.

EBC Forex Snapshot


11 Jan 2024


The dollar drifted lower on Thursday as traders expected the upcoming inflation report to show more signs of cooling. Sterling extended its upside on improved market sentiment.


Investec, a bank, said on Wednesday it now expected three 25 bp interest rate cuts by the BOE in 2024 rather than its previous call of two and inflation was likely to fall to around 1.5% in Q3.

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Andrew Bailey refused to address the outlook for monetary policy to MPs, but he said there was clearly the “potential for further global shocks” when asked about the top threat facing the UK economy this year.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 2 Jan) HSBC (as of 10 Jan)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0833 1.1150 1.0824 1.1088
GBP/USD 1.2527 1.2848 1.2599 1.2819
USD/CHF 0.8333 0.8667 0.8358 0.8659
AUD/USD 0.6691 0.6900 0.6590 0.6822
USD/CAD 1.3114 1.3387 1.3237 1.3477
USD/JPY 139.48 144.94 141.15 146.89

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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