The dollar weakened in early Asian trading on Friday

2024-05-10
Summary:

In early Asian trading, the dollar weakened on data indicating a cooling labor market. The pound rebounded from its lowest point since April 24.

EBC Forex Snapshot, 10 May 2024


The dollar had a soft tone in early Asian trading on Friday on the back of soft data showing further signs of a cooling labour market. Sterling recovered from the lowest level since 24 April.


Initial filings for unemployment benefits in the US have hit their highest level since late August 2023. The increase follows a weaker-than-expected NFP report which fuelled rate cut expectations.

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The BOE held its benchmark interest rate steady as expected, but more officials on the MPC backed a rate cut. New forecasts project that price pressures will fall below the target within two years.

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 6 May) HSBC (as of 10 May)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0601 1.0885 1.0665 1.0855
GBP/USD 1.2300 1.2709 1.2334 1.2671
USD/CHF 0.8999 0.9244 0.8967 0.9186
AUD/USD 0.6443 0.6668 0.6468 0.6709
USD/CAD 1.3478 1.3846 1.3594 1.3770
USD/JPY 151.86 157.68 151.53 159.71

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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