The dollar steadied on Wednesday


Wednesday: The dollar stabilizes as the Fed downplays rate-cut bets. Range-bound in 2023 amid expectations of prolonged higher rates.

EBC Forex Snapshot

20 Dec 2023

The dollar steadied on Wednesday after more Fed officials downplayed rate cut bets. The greenback has been largely range-bound this year on the back of higher-for-longer scenario.

Market participants are pricing in a 69% chance of the first cut happening at the Fed's March meeting, followed by a 63.3% probability of another in May, the CME FedWatch tool shows.


Sterling dropped after data showed British inflation fell than expectations in Nov. CPI slowed to 3.9%, the lowest in over two years, which marked a dramatic cooldown for the second month.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 11 Dec) HSBC (as of 20 Dec)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0756 1.1017 1.0799 1.1085
GBP/USD 1.2326 1.2733 1.2553 1.2850
USD/CHF 0.8667 0.8957 0.8526 0.8755
AUD/USD 0.6522 0.6750 0.6589 0.6849
USD/CAD 1.3417 1.3695 1.3232 1.3528
USD/JPY 142.34 147.50 140.34 147.91

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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