The dollar edged broadly lower on Thursday

2024-02-22
Summary:

The dollar dips as traders await business surveys to assess major economies. The Fed rate cut odds for May at around 30%.

EBC Forex Snapshot, 22 Feb 2024


The dollar edged broadly lower on Thursday as traders awaited a slew of business activity surveys to gauge the health of major economies. Traders are currently pricing in just about a 30% chance of Fed’s rate cuts in May.


Most Fed officials cautioned against cutting rates too quickly at their last policy meeting as they continue to look for convincing evidence that inflation is returning to their 2% target, the latest minutes showed.

USDCHF

The Swiss franc strengthened to its high within more than a week. The annual inflation fell further to 1.3% in Switzerland last month, paving the way for earlier cuts by the SNB.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 5 Feb) HSBC (as of 20 Feb)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0724 1.1139 1.0681 1.0885
GBP/USD 1.2487 1.2827 1.2481 1.2738
USD/CHF 0.8333 0.8728 0.8620 0.8954
AUD/USD 0.6500 0.6900 0.6449 0.6618
USD/CAD 1.3379 1.3552 1.3372 1.3595
USD/JPY 146.09 148.80 147.03 152.03

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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