US Dollar May Not Capitalize on Consumer Confidence Pickup

Talking Points:

  • Yen gains as Asia Pacific bonds follow Wall Street lower
  • US Dollar still digesting after Wednesday’s pointy decline
  • UofM sign of US consumer certainty might pass quietly

The Japanese Yen traded broadly aloft as bonds opposite Asia Pacific bourses declined, boosting a interest of a standby anti-risk currency. Regional shares strew 0.6 percent, echoing a steep selloff on Wall Street. The murder seems to simulate mislaid certainty in a ability of a embattled Trump administration to make good a pro-growth process agenda.

The US Dollar declined opposite all of a vital counterparts in a pierce that was clearly visual following yesterday’s gains that – in spin – noted a retracement after Wednesday’s heartless selloff. That too reflected a unraveling of a supposed “Trump trade” as Fed rate travel prospects dimmed along with hopes for an inflationary mercantile process including infrastructure spending, taxation cuts and deregulation.

Looking ahead, a muted charity on a European information calendar puts US consumer confidence magnitude from a University of Michigan in focus. A slight alleviation is approaching in Aug after a sign strike a nine-month low in Jul though even an upside warn echoing solid alleviation in information outcomes given mid-June might tumble on deaf ears as Fed tightening bets onslaught amid domestic uncertainty.

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Asia Session

US Dollar May Not Capitalize on Consumer Confidence Pickup

European Session

US Dollar May Not Capitalize on Consumer Confidence Pickup

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— Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

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