The dollar rose to an eight-week high on Monday

2024-02-05
Summary:

The dollar surged to an 8-week high as traders reduced bets on aggressive Fed rate cuts. Simultaneously, the Canadian dollar hit a one-week low.

EBC Forex Snapshot


5 Feb 2024


The dollar rose to an eight-week high on Monday as traders trimmed bets for aggressive rate cuts by the Fed this year. Meanwhile the Canadian dollar weakened to a one-week low.


Preliminary data showed Canada's economy likely expanding at an annualised rate of 1.2% in Q4. That means the economy probably avoided a technical recession.

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Money markets pared bets for an April rate cut to a 42% chance by the BOC. Oil prices just posted weekly loss due to faltering growth in China and rising non-OPEC supply.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 29 Jan) HSBC (as of 5 Feb)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0822 1.1139 1.0716 1.0902
GBP/USD 1.2487 1.2827 1.2557 1.2738
USD/CHF 0.8333 0.8728 0.8566 0.8745
AUD/USD 0.6526 0.6900 0.6442 0.6623
USD/CAD 1.3379 1.3619 1.3363 1.3549
USD/JPY 145.09 148.80 146.35 149.60

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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