US Dollar Is Weaker, US Treasury Yields Are Stable
After gaining some strength on Thursday, the US Dollar Index resumed its downfall on May 19. The US Dollar Index is weaker in the early hours.
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The US Dollar Index continues to weaken. In the early hours on Tuesday, the US Dollar Index fell and traded at the lowest levels since November 9, 2016.
After breaking the losing streak and regaining strength last week, the US dollar is weaker in the early hours on Monday.
Charles L. Evans, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, said it’s extremely important that the Fed reach its inflation (VTIP) goal.
In Rosengren’s view, the markets can absorb the rebalancing of the Fed’s balance sheet only if the entire process is done gradually.
Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, warned about the jobless rate being below the natural full employment estimate of 4.7%.
Apple (AAPL) issued $1.5 billion in bonds dedicated to financing clean energy projects across its global business operations in February 2015.
The celebration of Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French election began when the markets opened in Asia on May 8, 2017. Asian markets excluding China (YINN) rose.
Market participants and analysts received welcome relief after the results of the second round of the French elections didn’t result in a surprise like the Brexit poll or the US election results.
After rising to almost two-week high price levels on May 3, the US dollar is stable in the early hours on May 4. The US dollar regained strength.
In its last meeting in March, the Fed increased interest rates (SCHZ) by 0.25% and sounded hawkish about the US economy.
The European Central Bank’s (or ECB) policy statement that was released on April 28 reported that the ECB left monetary policy unchanged, which was in line with expectations.
The first week of May is packed with key macro events. On the monetary front, we have the FOMC meeting scheduled during the week and the all-important April jobs numbers set to come out on Friday.
Before Trump, markets had been gripped with anxiety whenever the US FOMC was approaching a decision about hiking the interest rate.
Markets will be monitoring any comments from the Fed going forward, and every future meeting will likely be lively in terms of the possibility of another rate hike.
The minutes from the FOMC meeting on March 14 and 15 were reported on April 5 and revealed the tone of the conversation among members to be hawkish.
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