The dollar is making strong moves across the board, breaking monthly records and multi-month records against various currencies.
Are the markets gearing for a hawkish tone in the FOMC Meeting Minutes? Are they expecting he usually dovish Yellen to express a hawkish tone in Jackson Hole? Are yesterday’s strong housing numbers still having such a strong impact? In any case the moves are significant:
- EUR/USD that already broke lower yesterday, touched the 1.33 line. While this is a round number, real support awaits at 1.3295, the November 2013 low. So, we have a new 9 month low for the euro.
- GBP/USD extended the falls following the inflation numbers and touched the round 1.66 line. The MPC Meeting Minutes are eyed.
- USD/JPY broke above 103 amd at 103.15, it is trading in the highest level since April. The losses of the yen rule out a “safe haven” move.
- USD/CAD is on the rise at 1.0945, erasing the drops that followed the corrected jobs report. The fall in oil prices doesn’t help.
- AUD/USD is below 0.93 once again. This followed a dovish statement by RBA governor Glenn Stevens. It is important to note that the Aussie stands out with relative resilience.
- NZD/USD dropped under 0.84 following weakness in milk prices, and is now at the lowest since March.
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