Thursday ended with the EUR/USD being high above of local resistance of 1.10. What's the target now?
Greenback dives to wager on Fed rate reversal
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On Thursday, the evergreen buck faced heavy losses in Asia because the key US bank shocked the financial markets by giving up all of its plans to have rates lifted in 2019, which appears to be an indication that its three-year campaign to stabilize its monetary policy might be at an end.
Market participants rushed to price in the likelihood of rate cuts a bit later in 2019. Meanwhile, Treasury yields headed south to their lowest value since early last year.
The Fed's swerve pressured the evergreen buck, pushing it down to 110.67 yen – a 0.6% dive – the most impressive descend since the flash crash of early January.
As for the common currency, it rallied to a seven-week maximum, hitting $1.1424, rebounding from its recent minimum of $1.1177. It pushed the greenback down to 95.929 versus a group of currencies, having dived 0.5% overnight.
Previously, the Fed had tipped two rate lifts in 2019. Additionally, the major US financial institution also trimmed its estimates for inflation and economic surge, while increasing that for unemployment.
Yields on two-year notes headed south to 2.40%, which is in line with the effective funds rate, while five-year yields declined to 2.33%.
For the US currency, the only solace was the fact that other major banks worldwide have also turned quite dovish for recent months as surge speeded down pretty much everywhere.
The given need for stimulus simply means that many major financial institutions won’t be willing to see their currencies appreciate versus the evergreen buck, providing them with a reason to sound more accommodative.
Meanwhile, firm household spending along with business investment raised New Zealand’s GDP by 0.6% in the December quarter, assisting the New Zealand dollar to get to a seven-week maximum of $0.6923.
The market sentiment deteriorated amid increasing virus cases in the USA and Australia. Investors prefer safe-haven assets like gold, the US dollar and the Japanese yen.
The Reserve Bank of Australia will publish its statement and announce the interest rate on July 7, at 7:30 MT time.
The overall market sentiment was mixed after the USA recorded the largest increase in virus cases since May 9. The data even offset the better-than-expected NFP.