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US dollar (USD) Market Update
According to a recent Reuters poll of forex strategists, the US dollar's strength is expected to pose challenges for most major currencies throughout the year. Supported by a robust US economy and high Treasury yields, the dollar has displayed resilience, particularly in the face of concerns over global growth and China's impact on risk appetite. This strength is projected to persist into 2024, albeit with a modest weakening against major currencies next year as the Federal Reserve approaches its first interest rate cut. The broader economic outlook suggests a mixed scenario, with slowing global growth, potential risks in corporate profitability, and the influence of geopolitical and economic uncertainties.
Significant moves in key currency pairs against the USD include the USD to EUR trading at 90-day lows near 0.9114, approximately 2.4% below its 3-month average of 0.9337. Similarly, the USD to GBP is at 60-day lows near 0.7910, roughly 2.2% below its 3-month average of 0.8084. Lastly, the USD to JPY is slightly below its 3-month average at 148.4, having traded within a stable 4.7% range from 144.9 to 151.7. These price data points indicate some weakness in the USD against these major currency pairs.
The forecasted gradual weakening of the US dollar in the future reflects the market view that the Federal Reserve's monetary policy will likely shift as economic conditions evolve. As the Fed's interest rate hikes cycle comes to an end, economists expect the US dollar's strength over the past year to eventually reverse in 2023. However, it's important to observe the ongoing developments in global trade tensions, economic indicators, and central bank policies, as they will play a crucial role in shaping the future performance of the US dollar in the currency markets.
US Dollar Index - USD/X Trend
The U.S. Dollar Index is at 90-day lows near 102.6, 2.4% below its 3-month average of 105.1, having traded in a quite stable 4.4% range from 102.6 to 107.1
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