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Analyzing Market Moves: US Dollar Index Ranges as PPI Report Hints at Fed's Dilemma


14.03.2024
Analyzing Market Moves: US Dollar Index Ranges as PPI Report Hints at Fed's Dilemma

Today's expected range for the Canadian Dollar against the major currencies:

US Dollar        1.3425-1.3525

Euro                1.4700-1.4800

Sterling           1.7200-1.7300

 

WTI Oil (opening level) $80.33

 

The US Dollar index is range trading once again as it awaits this morning's Producer Price Index report which will be the last piece of inflation information the Fed will receive before next week's interest rate announcement. With stocks continuing to push forward it may be difficult for the Dollar to extend any big gains so look for small movements ahead of next weeks announcement.

The Canadian is marginally higher across the board as the commodity currencies were able to jump a little higher overnight on the back of a fairly sizeable jump in the oil price. The latest inventory reports came out and indicated the the oil industry will be in a negative supply position for 2024 which indicates that OPEC production cuts are having the desired effect in driving the price higher.

As I write the PPI report came in a little higher than expectation and shows that inflation is not dropping as fast as the Fed would like so I can assume that they will not be cutting interest rates any time soon. Right now, we have a a small jump in the US Dollar which is not surprising.

 



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