US Dollar Slips to Multi-Month Lows on Thursday


US core inflation hits a 3-year low, causing the dollar to plummet; the Australian dollar also falls from a 4-month peak due to a weak jobs report.

EBC Forex Snapshot, 16 May 2024

The dollar slips to multi-month lows on Thursday after US core inflation hit its slowest in three years. The Australian dollar was dragged lower by a weak jobs report from its four-month high.

Australian employment rose by more than expected in April, data showed on Thursday, but the jobless rate still climbed to a three-month top. Wage growth eased for the first time in Q1 since Q4 2022.


Speculative wagers against the Aussie are hovering near a two-year high, but some strategists say the heavy bets may backfire as a lot of the bad news like geopolitical risks is already in the price.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 6 May) HSBC (as of 16 May)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0601 1.0885 1.0722 1.0968
GBP/USD 1.2300 1.2709 1.2519 1.2776
USD/CHF 0.8999 0.9244 0.8929 0.9167
AUD/USD 0.6443 0.6668 0.6532 0.6783
USD/CAD 1.3478 1.3846 1.3531 1.3728
USD/JPY 151.86 157.68 151.14 159.32

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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The dollar was little changed on Monday

The dollar was little changed on Monday

The dollar was steady on Monday. Markets see a 58% chance of a September rate cut and expect two cuts this year, per LSEG's FedWatch data.

The dollar pushed to a fresh eight-week top

The dollar pushed to a fresh eight-week top

The dollar rose to an eight-week high above 159 yen on Friday as the Fed's patient rate-cut stance contrasted with more dovish global positions.

Thursday's Dollar Strengthens Slightly

Thursday's Dollar Strengthens Slightly

The dollar rose as Fed Governor Adriana Kugler sees policy as "sufficiently restrictive" to control inflation without major job market harm.