The dollar was on the front foot on Monday

2024-02-26
Summary:

Monday saw the dollar gain ground ahead of a busy week packed with crucial economic updates, offering insight into global interest rate trends.

EBC Forex Snapshot, 26 Feb 2024


The dollar was on the front foot on Monday ahead of a packed week filled with key economic releases that will provide further clues on the global interest rate outlook.


Markets are currently pricing in just about a 20% chance that the Fed will begin easing rates in May, as both PPI and CPI came stronger than expected in January, according to the CME FedWatch tool.

USDJPY

The Japanese currency hovered around 150 per dollar. The latest CFTC data shows short positions on the yen have jumped to roughly $10 billion as of last week, the largest since November.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 19 Feb) HSBC (as of 23 Feb)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0694 1.1017 1.0715 1.0910
GBP/USD 1.2476 1.2827 1.2554 1.2736
USD/CHF 0.8551 0.9013 0.8696 0.8895
AUD/USD 0.6443 0.6624 0.6464 0.6618
USD/CAD 1.3379 1.3586 1.3399 1.3574
USD/JPY 146.09 151.91 148.46 151.72

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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