The dollar held broadly steady on Tuesday

2024-03-12
Summary:

The dollar remained stable before crucial US inflation data, while the pound stayed below its seven-month peak reached recently.

EBC Forex Snapshot, 12 Mar 2024


The dollar held broadly steady on Tuesday ahead of key US inflation data due later in the day, while the pound steadied below its seven-month high touched last week.


The REC trade body and accountants KPMG said their monthly index of demand for staff fell to 46.9 in February, the lowest reading since January 2021.

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money market pricing showed that traders think the first BOE rate cut will most likely come in August, whereas they think the ECB and Fed will probably cut in June.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 4 Mar) HSBC (as of 12 Mar)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0695 1.1017 1.0816 1.1008
GBP/USD 1.2476 1.2827 1.2642 1.2938
USD/CHF 0.8551 0.9013 0.8705 0.8869
AUD/USD 0.6443 0.6624 0.6504 0.6695
USD/CAD 1.3359 1.3606 1.3398 1.3586
USD/JPY 146.68 151.91 145.33 149.70

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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