The dollar index hit fresh peak - EBC Daily Snapshot


The dollar index surged to a new peak in early March after the Fed hinted at another rate hike. Sterling and the euro hit multi-month lows.

EBC Forex Snapshot

21 Sep 2023

The dollar index hit fresh peak since early March on Thursday after the Fed signalled one more rate hike for this year. Sterling and the euro both sank to fresh multi-month lows.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Thursday that authorities wouldn't rule out any options in addressing excess volatility in currency markets, but traders have been exhausted by that kind of warnings.


UK inflation surprised with a dip to 6.7% in August, below expectations and raising prospect of BOE’s rate hike pause on Thursday. Still market believes that another increase of 25 bps is more likely than not.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 11 Sep) HSBC (as of 21 Sep)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0688 1.1091 1.0563 1.0818
GBP/USD 1.2448 1.2800 1.2197 1.2601
USD/CHF 0.8556 0.8945 0.8850 0.9061
AUD/USD 0.6365 0.6522 0.6360 0.6526
USD/CAD 1.3387 1.3705 1.3327 1.3643
USD/JPY 144.54 148.85 145.69 149.71 

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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The dollar held near a two-week high on Wednesday

The dollar held near a two-week high on Wednesday

Wednesday saw the dollar near a two-week high and the euro weaken globally amid bets that the ECB will loosen in H1 2024, following the Fed.

Euro takes a hit - EBC Daily Snapshot

Euro takes a hit - EBC Daily Snapshot

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The dollar dipped on Friday

The dollar dipped on Friday

Friday: dollar down, euro up. US spending rose moderately in October, with the smallest annual inflation increase in over 2.5 years.