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The US dollar has been trading in different directions over the past week due to the lack of significant macroeconomic events and statistical reports. The euro felt more confident in the week than other currencies, which behaved much more modestly. But market optimism is gradually beginning to fade.
The results of the week disappointed investors – none of the events that had high hopes justified itself. The ECB has completely denied rumors about limiting the growth of peripheral bond yields, and officials could not give clear comments on the future fate of Greece. EUR / USD completed trading at 1.2512, while GBP / USD – at 1.5802.
As for the dollar, in the absence of important events and in anticipation of the publication of the minutes of the last meeting of the US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), it gradually increased from Monday to Wednesday. According to the Forex Club, “market participants, impressed by recent macroeconomic statistics, have expected committee members to be more optimistic about their immediate prospects for economic growth than a month earlier. However, the” minutes “turned out to be quite negative. “which gave reason to believe that QE3 is just around the corner. Accordingly, the dollar fell under pressure, and the USDX index dipped 1.8% from weekly highs.” Continue reading