Dollar demand strong ahead of data

The dollar is broadly stronger in cautious trading ahead of key data out this morning. Equities slid, treasury yields trimmed gains and the dollar rose against all G-10 peers. Japanese and Chinese markets remain closed for holidays.
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    May 4, 2021

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    The dollar gained broadly overnight ahead of US trade balance, factory goods and durable goods orders amid a cautious mood in markets. Fed Chair Powell reiterated yesterday that monetary policy will remain unchanged for a considerable amount of time.
    Sterling gave up ground versus the dollar overnight following yesterday’s manufacturing PMI reading of 60.9 which was near expectations. Markets look ahead to Thursday’s BoE meeting to see if forecasts are revised.
    The euro dropped in early trading erasing Monday’s gains driven by profit taking.

    Despite the price surge of WTI overnight, the Canadian dollar gave back yesterday’s gains versus the greenback. The loonie declined the most in two weeks as demand for riskier assets waned ahead of data out this morning.


    USD/JPY rallied supported by climbing US treasury yields.

    AUD/USD sank following RBA meeting despite the central bank leaving monetary policy and interest rates unchanged along with upgrading growth outlook as US dollar demand overshadowed.

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