US AM Digest: US Dollar Back to Where it Opened the Week
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The US Dollar has rebounded on Tuesday after dropping to start the week, as traders dropped the safe haven currency as risk appetite boomed amid cooling trade tensions. Yesterday’s gains by US equity markets were the third-largest single day point gains ever, and the strongest daily gains on a percentage basis since August 2015. The rebound in sentiment has led to a further rebound in USD/JPY, while it appears month-end and quarter-end rebalancing – thanks to large net-long positions in the futures market – are helping drive the Euro and the British Pound lower versus the US Dollar.
DailyFX Economic Calendar: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – North American Releases
The North American calendar ramps up from here through Thursday in the holiday-shortened week, although the focus is solely on US data releases and one Federal Reserve policymaker on Tuesday. Housing data released earlier showed that prices continue to rise at a strong clip in the United States, shedding light on why some of the home sales figures may have been slowing: affordability is going down. For now, this isn’t an issue; but a few more months of rising prices, falling sales, and increased mortgage rates, a problem could be brewing for late-2018 or early-2019. Later today, the March US Consumer Confidence Index will be released, which is sitting near all-time highs – mirroring equity markets.
DailyFX Webinar Calendar: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Five Things Traders are Reading
- “DXY Rebounds on Cooling Trade Tensions, Month-End Rebalancing” by Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Senior Currency Strategist
- “Technical Outlook for Gold/Silver, Crude Oil, S&P 500 & More (Video)” by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst
- “Euro-Zone Confidence Takes a Knock in March” by Martin Essex, MSTA, Analyst and Editor
- “Upbeat U.S. Consumer Confidence Survey to Tame EUR/USD Rally” by David Song, Currency Analyst
- “Litecoin Chart Suggests Further Losses; LitePay Closed” by Nick Cawley, Analyst
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