|Day's Range||1.399 - 1.404|
|52 Week Range||1.2591 - 1.4377|
Investing.com - Investors will be awaiting an update on the health of the U.S. and UK economies this week ahead of Friday’s data on first quarter growth. Monetary policy meetings in the euro zone and Japan will also be in focus.
The British pound initially tried to rally against the US dollar during the week but found enough resistance above the 1.43 level to roll over and fall rather significantly. The 1.40 level of course will offer a bit of support, and I think that if we can break down below that level it’s likely that we will probably go looking towards the uptrend line underneath, and of course the sideways support at the 1.3650 level should also offer support.
The British pound continued to fall on Friday, reaching down towards the 1.40 level for support against the US dollar. This is partly due to Mark Carney suggesting that the Bank of England was a bit more dovish than people thought, and of course raising interest rates in the United States.
The U.S. dollar heads higher against most rival currencies on Friday, helped by U.S. Treasury yields that rose as commodity prices push up inflation expectations.
Investing.com - The dollar surged on Friday, driven higher by a rising yield on U.S. Treasury notes.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was at a two-week high, rising 0.59% to 90.17 by 10:32 AM ET (14:32 GMT)U.S. bond yields crept back up on Friday, with the United States 2-Year note climbing to its highest level since September 2008, at 2.449. The yield on the United States 10-Year Treasury note rose to 2.940.Prices fall as bond yields rise. A spike in U.S. ...
Sterling kicked off the weak on a high note, rising to its strongest level since the Brexit vote. But enter disappointing data and a dovish Carney, and the rally has come to a screeching halt.
Investing.com - The dollar was higher on Friday as the yield on U.S. Treasury notes rose to February levels and interest rate expectations offset trade war worries.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was up 0.27% to 89.88 by 5:13 AM ET (9:13 GMT).U.S. bond yields crept back up on Friday, with the United States 2-Year note climbing to its highest level since September 2008, at 2.437. The yield on the United States 10-Year Treasury note rose to 2.916.Prices fall as bond yields rise. A spike in U.S. ...
The Euro chopped around the 1.2350 level during the Thursday’s session using it as a support. The uptrend line underneath should continue to keep this market in the positive momentum and also attract a lot of buyers. It is believed that until this market breaks above the 1.25 level, it will continue to consolidate around the region.
The U.K. pound continued to slide Friday after Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, took markets by surprise and hinted that the British central bank could hold off raising interest rates next month. In an interview with the BBC, Carney highlighted a recent run of disappointing data and the uncertainty over the final Brexit deal as he tried to temper expectations. “Prepare for a few interest rate rises over the next few years.
The U.S. dollar gained ground against its rivals Thursday as the 10-year Treasury yield edged higher, flirting with the psychologically important 3% mark. The ICE U.S. Dollar Index (IFUS:DX-Y.NYB), which measures the greenback against six developed market currencies, climbed 0.3% to 89.889.
The current price action indicates that the relatively optimistic view about the U.S. economy should be enough to support the Fed’s notion to raise interest rates at least two more time in 2018. Some traders are even pricing in as many as three rate hikes.
The British pound has pulled back slightly at the open on Thursday, but then bounced enough to form a bit of a “W pattern” on the hourly chart. I believe that we are trying to break out to the upside again, but remember, this pair is going to be very choppy as the United Kingdom continues to discuss leaving the European Union.
Investing.com – The dollar remained close to highs against a basket of major currencies as surging bond yields offset earlier weakness in the greenback.
The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was up 0.02% to 89.37 by 10:56 AM ET (14:56 GMT). The dollar was unmoved from mixed economic data. A separate report showed that the Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index unexpectedly rose in April, to a reading of 23.2 from 22.3 in March.
The dollar was higher on Thursday, while sterling fell after lower than expected retail sales. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was up 0.12% to 89.46 by 5:34 AM ET (9:34 GMT). Rising geopolitical and trade tensions have weighed on the dollar in recent months.
The pair was extremely choppy during the Wednesday’s session initially rallied towards the 1.2380 level but pulled back later in the day to test the 1.2350 level. This level has been both resistance and support level for the pair and may attract buyers. If it breaks below then it should fall towards the 1.21 level which is its next major support level. …Read MoreGBP/USD
The British pound broke down significantly from the 1.43 level, reaching down to the 1.4175 level before bouncing on Wednesday. This has been a very violent session, and it looks as if the recovery suggests that we are going to continue to go towards the 1.43 level again.
Investing.com – The dollar remained under pressure against a basket of major currencies despite a slump in the Canadian dollar as traders fretted dovish comments from a Fed official.
Investing.com - The dollar eased back from earlier highs on Wednesday, as the Bank of Canada left rates unchanged and the pound and euro recovered from earlier losses.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was up 0.00% to 89.29 by 11:02 AM ET (15:02 GMT).The Bank of Canada (BoC) decided to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday.As expected, the BoC said it was holding its overnight cash rate steady at 1.25%. ...
Investing.com - The dollar gained ground against a basket of the other major currencies on Wednesday as the pound and the euro both weakened after softer than expected inflation readings in the UK and euro zone.
“On a trade-weighted basis, sterling is heading in the right direction, but there is still some way to go to recover the drop since Brexit,” he said. The U.K.’s biggest trading partner by far is the European Union, the bloc that the country is planning to leave after the Brexit referendum on June 23, 2016.