The dollar started Monday on the front foot

2023-12-11
Summary:

The dollar opened strong on Monday, with US inflation data and the final Fed meeting of the year expected to shape the week ahead.

EBC Forex Snapshot


11 Dec 2023


The dollar started Monday on the front foot, with a reading on US inflation and the Fed's last policy meeting for the year likely to set the tone for the week.


Data on Friday showed job growth accelerated in November while the unemployment rate fell to 3.7%. The figure was stronger than expected and defied expectations for rate cuts in the first half of 2024.

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The Canadian dollar was weighed by weak oil prices. Analysts see less upside for the currency than previously thought over the coming year, according to a Reuters poll.


The median forecast was 1.3533 per dollar in three months and 1.3130 in a year. The Canadian economy contracted at an annualised rate of 1.1 in the last quarter, so the BOC could begin cut rates as early as March.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 1 Dec) HSBC (as of 8 Dec)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0852 1.1020 1.0692 1.0955
GBP/USD 1.2347 1.2746 1.2445 1.2734
USD/CHF 0.8684 0.8957 0.8651 0.8861
AUD/USD 0.6522 0.6750 0.6503 0.6695
USD/CAD 1.3417 1.3695 1.3459 1.3747
USD/JPY 146.70 151.91 140.55 148.84

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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