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Graphic Rewind: US Dollar Falls to a Weekly Low on PBOC Yuan Reforms

Graphic Rewind: US Dollar Falls to a Weekly Low on PBOC Yuan Reforms

Benjamin Spier, Technical Strategist

Talking Points:

  • US Dollar declines on announcement of looser Yuan controls
  • RBA minutes send greenback lower against the Aussie

A look back at the past 24 hours of Forex trading using movements in the US Dollar Index:

US Dollar 15-Minute 12:00 11/18 to 12:00 11/19 EST

Graphic_Rewind_US_Dollar_Falls_to_a_Weekly_Low_on_PBOC_Yuan_Reforms__body_Picture_1.png, Graphic Rewind: US Dollar Falls to a Weekly Low on PBOC Yuan Reforms

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The Dow Jones FXCM Dollar Index set a new weekly low on news out of Australia and China.

The US Dollar started the second half of the NY session on Monday with a brief spike on comments from Fed’s Dudley. Dudley sounded hawkish when he said that inflation will rise towards the Fed’s target and that he’s hopeful that the economy is rebounding. However, the greenback erased those gains when Dudley made a few dovish statements during a question and answer session.

Overnight between Monday and Tuesday, the RBA released the minutes from its November policy meeting. The comments did leave open the possibility for further rate cuts, but the general optimistic tone sent the Aussie higher against major currencies like the Dollar.

Finally, at the beginning of the London session, the US Dollar fell further on an announcement from PBOC Governor Zhou that the central bank would loosen controls on the Yuan exchange rate. But the drop to the weekly low in the Dollar Index was temporary, as the greenback recovered over the London session.

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Charts created by Benjamin Spier using Marketscope 2.0

-- Written by Benjamin Spier, DailyFX Research. Feedback can be sent to instructor@dailyfx.com .

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