Breaking News: Hot Inflation Print Sparks Dollar Rally
U.S. DOLLAR ANALYSIS
- U.S. CPI (JAN) – HEADLINE ACT: 7.5%, EST: 7.3%; CORE ACT: 6.0%, EST: 5.9%
U.S. INFLATION PRINT INCREASES HAWKISH FED BETS
Inflation for the January period exceeded expectations (see calendar below). This adds further tightening pressure on the Federal Reserve to start hiking rates giving added impetus to dollar upside.
US CPI (JAN):
Source: DailyFX economic calendar
The bond market continued to push yields higher particularly on the short-end (2Y) with the 10s following suit reaching fresh 2022 highs.
U.S. DOLLAR INDEX DAILY CHART
Chart prepared by Warren Venketas, IG
Post-announcement, the DXY reacted positively with a breakout of the short-term symmetrical triangle (purple). The threatening bearish EMA crossover has now almost immediately reverted with the 20-day EMA diverging from the 50-day level.
NASDAQ DAILY CHART
Initial NASDAQ (US Tech) price action has expectedly dropped on the back of higher US Treasury yields which tend to have a negative relationship with tech stocks. This is due to growth stock future earnings valuations being hampered by rising yields.
EUR/USD DAILY CHART
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