The US greenback may come below strain through the subsequent couple of weeks after the Federal Reserve determined to maintain its rates of interest unchanged.
The choice got here as anticipated by the market, nevertheless, the central financial institution revised its forecasts, affecting merchants’ expectations over the route of rates of interest.
On this regard, the Federal Reserve may search increased rate of interest ranges through the the rest of the yr which may help the greenback towards different currencies over the medium time period if new hikes materialise.
Bas Kooijman, CEO and Asset Supervisor of DHF Capital mentioned, “In consequence, merchants may monitor upcoming financial knowledge to find out whether or not the central financial institution may elevate its charges at its subsequent assembly.
“Over the long run, the US forex may keep a downtrend specifically as rates of interest might be near their peak.
“Whereas over the brief time period, the greenback was recording losses towards some main currencies just like the euro or the pound and might be uncovered to extra.
“The euro has benefitted from the European Central Financial institution’s choice to lift its rates of interest once more. The establishment maintained its hawkish rhetoric and will proceed to tighten its financial coverage sooner or later.
“The British pound may additionally keep its power towards the greenback specifically as merchants count on the Financial institution of England to lift rates of interest subsequent week. The financial institution continues to face elevated inflation compared to its main counterparts.
“The yen nevertheless continued to lose floor whereas the Financial institution of Japan maintained its dovish coverage.”