10.04.2019: USD does not give up and rises again (USD, EUR)
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Today’s session turned out to be quite mixed. Traders are puzzled what they should do with the US dollar.
First of all, investors sentiment is rather positive as the US-China trade conflict is anticipated to be resolved soon. Traders believe Washington is to cancel its tariffs on China’s import. These expectations returned risk appetite as well as confidence in growth of the global economy. Nevertheless, market players should keep in mind a threat of another trade war – this time, with the European Union.
However, investors are not focused on it right now as there are a lot of other factors influencing the market sentiment. The outcome of the European Central Bank’s meeting did not stay unnoticed. Thus, the euro/dollar pair resumed its downward movement. The trading instrument finished the European session near 1.1240.
During the following press conference, ECB President Mario Draghi gave an extremely pessimistic outlook for the eurozone’s economy noting a slowdown in the growth of inflation and reminded the fact that the market was not willing to hear: the European economy still needed major stimulus measures.
In this context, the patient approach of the Federal Reserve appeals investors better. At least, the US central bank maintains higher interest rates than other global banks. Besides, the US rate-setting committee expresses more hawkish rhetoric then the ECB. Bearing this in mind, traders are anticipating the minutes of the March policy meeting of the Federal Reserve. The minutes are due at 6 pm GMT.
Today investors cheered an inflation report for March from the US as it proves that the US economy is much stronger than assessed by the Federal Reserve. An annual rate of consumer inflation accelerated to 1.9%, better than the consensus of a 1.8% gain.
The upbeat macroeconomic data enabled the US currency to regain losses incurred earlier this week. As a result, the US dollar index surged sharply to 97.20.
Will the US dollar retain its strength after a release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve? You will find out about it soon. That’s all from me for today. Trade at a profit with InstaForex! See you tomorrow on InstaForex TV channel!
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