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Bank of Japan (BOJ) open to act on excessive Japanese yen decline 

Key Points:  On Wednesday, Bank of Japan (BOJ) board member Seiji Adachi indicated that the central bank may take monetary policy action if excessive depreciation of the Japanese yen (JPY) persists and significantly impacts inflation expectations. Adachi emphasized the importance of adjusting the degree of monetary support in response to ongoing economic, price and financialContinue Reading


Dollar shows uncertainty despite strong data

Key points: The dollar showed little direction on Wednesday, despite the rise in the U.S. Conference Board’s consumer confidence survey for May. This prevented further weakness in the dollar but left the DXY dollar index trading flat just above 104.50. The EUR/USD pair failed to push above 1.09, and GBP/USD could not sustain a rallyContinue Reading


US dollar edges lower against Singapore dollar ahead of economic data release 

Key points:  During the Asian trading session, the USDSGD pair edged lower, slipping 0.1% to 1.3472. This movement is likely a result of position adjustments by traders ahead of the release of key US economic data later today. The market is particularly focused on the US consumer confidence report by the Conference Board for May.  Continue Reading


Aussie rises as investors await inflation data 

Key points:  The Australian dollar (AUD) climbed past $0.665 on Monday, marking its third consecutive session of gains. Market participants are bracing for upcoming domestic inflation figures, which could significantly influence the interest rate outlook. The appreciation of AUD is also supported by a broad pullback in the US dollar (USD) and strong carry demandContinue Reading


Dollar strengthens ahead of news on global inflation

Key points: The dollar started the week on a firm note as traders awaited crucial inflation data from the U.S., Europe, and Japan. This data is expected to provide clarity on the future of global interest rates. In recent months, the search for yield has dominated foreign exchange markets, with low-interest currencies under pressure whileContinue Reading


Dollar rises as traders scale back US rate cut expectations

Key points: The dollar surged this week, marking its largest weekly rise in over a month. Surprisingly strong U.S. economic data has left markets on edge about the outlook for U.S. inflation and interest rates. In May, U.S. business activity accelerated to its highest level in just over two years. Manufacturers reported surging input prices,Continue Reading


US Fed officials tentative on interest rate adjustments with concerns on inflation 

Key Points:  The US dollar index gained strength following hawkish comments in the minutes from the last FOMC meeting on Wednesday. The minutes revealed that Fed officials are open to raising interest rates again if inflation does not cool off further.   Picture: The US Dollar Index showing some strength, as observed on the VT MarketsContinue Reading


Australia, NZ Dollars decline as markets assess rate outlooks

Key points: The Australian and New Zealand dollars faltered on Tuesday as the momentum from last week’s rally dissipated. The market is closely watching the outlook for steady interest rates in both countries. The Australian dollar slipped 0.2% to $0.6654, unable to reclaim its recent four-month high of $0.6714. Key support levels are found underContinue Reading


Market implications from the US dollar decline; stock markets await earnings report

Key Points: The U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) experienced a sharp drop due to softer-than-expected consumer price index (CPI) figures. The CPI data had rekindled hopes that the disinflationary trend, which had recently stalled, is now back on track. SEE: The DXY (symbol: USDX.) seeing a significant dip on the VT Markets trading app A dropContinue Reading


Dollar stable as traders await US rate policy updates

Key points: The dollar held steady on Monday as investors anticipated further guidance on the U.S. interest rate trajectory following cautious remarks from Federal Reserve officials. Despite cooling inflation signs, traders are eagerly awaiting more data to gauge future rate cuts. The Japanese yen (USDJPY) started the week on the back foot, weakening to 155.80Continue Reading