The dollar hovered near its peak in four months

2024-04-02
Summary:

The dollar nears a 4.5-month high as traders ease bets on a Fed rate cut. CME's FedWatch tool sees a 61.3% chance of a June pivot.

EBC Forex Snapshot, 2 Apr 2024


The dollar hovered near its peak in four months and a half on Tuesday as traders dialled back bets for the Fed's first rate cut this year. Market now factors in 61.3% odds of pivot in June, according to the CME's FedWatch tool.


The euro dipped to a six-week low after data showed the first expansion in US manufacturing since Sep 2022. The ISM index rose to 50.3 in March from 47.8, well above the market expectation of 48.4.

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French inflation fell to its lowest level since Jul 2021 in March, while price growth also undershot expectations in Italy. That has boosted hopes that the ECB will cut interest rates sooner.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 25 Mar) HSBC (as of 2 Apr)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0695 1.1017 1.0600 1.0894
GBP/USD 1.2503 1.2896 1.2450 1.2736
USD/CHF 0.8741 0.9112 0.8846 0.9153
AUD/USD 0.6443 0.6691 0.6433 0.6589
USD/CAD 1.3359 1.3607 1.3477 1.3638
USD/JPY 146.66 151.91 148.58 153.33

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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