US dollar is lower as month-end flows remain market focus

The US dollar is retreating against peers but largely holding on to gains from the quarter, wrapping up its best 3-month stretch in years. The backdrop created by the US government has resulted in expectations for a strong US rebound in growth and inflation. Other global developed economies are to some extent stuck in neutral partially attributable to challenges with vaccine roll-outs. Traders are focused on President Biden’s announcement later today which is expected to unveil a $2.25 trillion stimulus plan.

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    March 31, 2021

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  • USD

    The greenback is on pace to finish its best quarter since 2018. A gain of 4% has allowed the currency to regain more than half of its loss from 2020. The push higher for the US dollar has been fueled by signs of strong US growth and higher Treasury yields relative to global peers. President Biden announces a $2.25 trillion stimulus plan later today.

    GBP
    Sterling is up slightly versus USD as market focuses on month-end rebalancing flows. GBP/USD is up 0.2% overnight with the next level of resistance at the 55-DMA of $1.3822.
    EUR

    EUR/USD trading slightly higher amid quarter-end rebalancing by global investors. There is strong support at the technical level of $1.1700.

    CAD
    The loonie has benefited from broad USD dollar weakness, trading stronger ahead of Canada's GDP for January. 
    ASIA/PACIFIC

    USD/JPY is trading towards it best month since November 2016 on higher US Treasury yields and expectations of more US stimulus supporting the economy.

     

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