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Empire State Manufacturing Index: only 3.09 – USD strengthens

A small disappointed in the US: the Empire State Manufacturing Index rose to positive territory, but certainly fails to convince with 3.09 points.

Update:  US consumer Confidence falls to 88.6 – USD lower

The US dollar is slightly weaker, but we have more important data coming later on, in a week that saw quite a lot of volatility. Update: the US dollar is enjoying a fresh surge.

The number was expected to return to positive territory: from -1.2 to to 5.1 points in May.

The greenback enjoyed some kind of recovery from the  post-retail sales blow. Sales remained flat and this hit the dollar hard. With better than expected jobless claims, the greenback managed to claw back some ground, but the general  picture is of worry regarding the US economy.

This early release for May comes at a sensitive time towards the weekend and after a significant USD sell-off earlier in the week.

We later get industrial output and the capacity utilization rate. These are figures for April. More importantly, US consumer confidence is coming.

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Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.