Risk sentiment was bolstered overnight and investors moved out of haven assets after news that Shanghai will be re-opening after weeks of lockdown. The dollar remains near 20-year highs however USD gave some ground back to G-10s on the improved risk sentiment.
May 13, 2022
EUR/USD 1.0373 GBP/USD 1.2171 USD/CAD 1.2983 AUD/USD 0.6885 USD/JPY 129.27 USD/CNH 6.8155 USD/ILS 3.4208 USD/MXN 20.2190 USD/CHF 1.0033 USD/INR 77.43 USD/BRL 5.1429 USD/SGD 1.3964 USD/DKK 7.1760 USD/SEK 10.1069 USD/NOK 9.8262
The dollar pulled back on minor risk-tolerance return and stays near 20-year highs. Fed Chair Powell reiterated a commitment to 50bp hike increases at the next two meetings and mentioned that a recession will come down to points outside of the Fed’s control.GBP
The pound hit fresh two-year lows this morning following news that the UK economy contracted 0.1%. This reading adds to mounting fears of a recession. Bears eye a slide below 1.20.EURThe euro continues its slide after reaching a five-year low yesterday. Bears have a move to parity with the USD at a 60% chance.CADThe loonie strengthened versus the dollar after USD/CAD touched the highest levels since November yesterday. WTI futures rose too, helping the Canadian currency.ASIA/PACIFIC
Risk-on sentiment bolstered by strong performances in equity markets weighed on safe haven assets. USD/JPY pulled back from two-year highs, and 130 remains a psychological top.
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