Greenback slips, euro positive aspects as market awaits U.S. CPI knowledge By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An image illustration of U.S. greenback, Swiss Franc, British pound and Euro financial institution notes, taken in Warsaw January 26, 2011. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

By Herbert Lash

NEW YORK (Reuters) -The greenback weakened and euro edged increased on Wednesday amid ongoing repricing of positions after the European Central Financial institution’s hawkish shift final week, whereas the market awaited key knowledge on U.S. client costs due on Thursday.

Bond yields retreated, particularly a leap in German two-year notes that had helped carry the euro final week to three-year highs. Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasuries backed away from 27-month highs that spurred an upward greenback transfer.

ECB President Christine Lagarde calmed markets on Monday, backing away from her hawkish tone final week that modified price hike expectations to this yr from 2023 within the euro zone.

However the huge shift in central financial institution coverage expectations over the previous week, particularly from the ECB, has dampened the greenback’s current upside.

Tighter U.S. coverage expectations are seen in different central banks, giving stability to the greenback versus a extra forceful directional transfer, stated Alvise Marino, director of FX technique at Credit score Suisse (SIX:).

Eyes now are on Thursday’s CPI print, which is predicted to point out a 0.5% month-over-month enhance in January, and seven.3% for the yr, in response to economists polled by Reuters.

“The market is more likely to react extra forcefully within the occasion of a weak shock slightly than within the occasion of a robust shock to the CPI knowledge,” Marino stated.

“Expectations at this level are within the course of persistently excessive inflation,” he stated. “One thing pointing in the wrong way would symbolize a giant change.”

The fell 0.094%, with the euro up 0.12% to $1.1428.

Bundesbank President Joachim Nagel stated in an interview to German newspaper Die Zeit on Wednesday that the ECB might increase rates of interest this yr as inflation was proving to be increased for longer than anticipated.

Additionally on Wednesday, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic stated the U.S. economic system could also be nearing a flip decrease in inflation, although he added he was nonetheless leaning towards a barely quicker tempo of rate of interest will increase this yr.


Forex bid costs at 11:00AM (1600 GMT)

Description RIC Final U.S. Shut Pct Change YTD Pct Change Excessive Bid Low Bid



Greenback index 95.4980 95.5940 -0.09% -0.172% +95.6760 +95.3870

Euro/Greenback $1.1428 $1.1417 +0.10% +0.52% +$1.1446 +$1.1403

Greenback/Yen 115.4500 115.5300 -0.06% +0.30% +115.6900 +115.3200

Euro/Yen 131.95 131.91 +0.03% +1.25% +132.1500 +131.6300

Greenback/Swiss 0.9239 0.9252 -0.14% +1.29% +0.9254 +0.9222

Sterling/Greenback $1.3546 $1.3547 +0.00% +0.17% +$1.3589 +$1.3538

Greenback/Canadian 1.2682 1.2702 -0.15% +0.31% +1.2715 +1.2677

Aussie/Greenback $0.7182 $0.7146 +0.50% -1.20% +$0.7194 +$0.7142

Euro/Swiss 1.0558 1.0560 -0.02% +1.82% +1.0567 +1.0544

Euro/Sterling 0.8435 0.8423 +0.14% +0.42% +0.8441 +0.8414

NZ Greenback/Greenback $0.6687 $0.6648 +0.60% -2.29% +$0.6698 +$0.6642

Greenback/Norway 8.7995 8.8275 -0.41% -0.21% +8.8450 +8.7835

Euro/Norway 10.0561 10.0709 -0.15% +0.44% +10.0909 +10.0420

Greenback/Sweden 9.0895 9.1391 -0.44% +0.79% +9.1551 +9.0775

Euro/Sweden 10.3885 10.4349 -0.44% +1.51% +10.4440 +10.3845


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