The dollar neared a 7-week high against the euro

2024-02-01
Summary:

Thursday saw the dollar near a seven-week high against the euro after Fed Chair Jerome Powell resisted March interest rate cuts.

EBC Forex Snapshot


1 Feb 2024


The dollar held near a seven-week high against the euro on Thursday, after Fed Chair Jerome Powell pushed back on the idea of interest rate cuts as soon as March.

Monthly CPl changes, France and Germany

France and Germany have published their latest consumer price index data and the results are promising. INSEE reported a 0.2% drop in prices month-to-month and Destatis reported a 0.2% increase in January.

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ECB President Christine Lagarde said last week that "the disinflation process is at work", and Bundesbank President Joachim Nagel remarked on Tuesday that the central bank had "tamed the greedy beast" of inflation.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 22 Jan) HSBC (as of 1 Feb)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0848 1.1139 1.0744 1.0937
GBP/USD 1.2536 1.2848 1.2590 1.2782
USD/CHF 0.8333 0.8667 0.8489 0.8731
AUD/USD 0.6526 0.6900 0.6483 0.6688
USD/CAD 1.3177 1.3619 1.3336 1.3536
USD/JPY 140.59 148.80 144.55 149.01

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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