The US dollar opened lower this week


The US dollar opened lower, continuing its decline post-Fed meeting, signaling potential 2023 rate cuts. The yen stabilized after last week's 2% rise.

EBC Forex Snapshot

18 Dec 2023

The US dollar opened lower this week, extending is fall following the Fed’s meeting that signalled potential rate cuts next year. The yen steadied after rising around 2% last week.

The market mood stayed with futures pricing in a roughly 75% chance the first cut could come as early as March, according to the CME FedWatch tool. The BOJ’s policy meeting is now in focus.


Traders are seeking further clarity on how soon policymakers could phase out its negative interest rate policy. More than 80% of economists in a Reuters poll said the BOJ will begin rate hikes by the end of 2024

Citibank vs. HSBC Currency Pair Data Comparison

Citi (as of 11 Dec) HSBC (as of 18 Dec)

support resistance support resistance
EUR/USD 1.0756 1.1017 1.0738 1.1033
GBP/USD 1.2326 1.2733 1.2517 1.2814
USD/CHF 0.8667 0.8957 0.8613 0.8805
AUD/USD 0.6522 0.6750 0.6570 0.6775
USD/CAD 1.3417 1.3695 1.3277 1.3556
USD/JPY 142.34 147.50 139.12 147.01

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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The euro firmed on Tuesday

The euro firmed on Tuesday

The euro rose on Tuesday but faced its biggest monthly drop since January. Eurozone business surged in April with strong service sector growth.

The yen barely moved in Asian trading on Monday

The yen barely moved in Asian trading on Monday

The yen stayed steady in Asian trading on Monday, while the US dollar held near five-month highs after last week's policy and geopolitical changes.

A wave of risk aversion swept over markets on Friday

A wave of risk aversion swept over markets on Friday

Markets experienced a wave of risk aversion on Friday as reports emerged of Israel attacking Iran, prompting investors to seek safe-haven currencies.