The greenback weakened slightly against its G-10 peers after trading at its strongest levels in a year last Friday. Data out of China showed that the nation performed better than expected for the month of October, which supported commodity-linked currencies, including RUB, AUD, NZD and CAD. The Canadian dollar is now the best performing currency year-to-date, while the EUR continues to trade within a tight range.
This week's economic data:
Monday: US Empire Manufacturing
Tuesday: US Retail Sales, UK Jobless Claims, EU GDP
Wednesday: UK CPI, EU CPI, CA CPI
Thursday: US Initial Jobless Claims
November 15, 2021
EUR/USD 1.1442 GBP/USD 1.3430 USD/CAD 1.2510 AUD/USD 0.7365 USD/JPY 113.95 USD/CNH 6.3767 USD/ILS 3.1028 USD/MXN 20.5805 USD/CHF 0.9203 USD/INR 74.4850 USD/BRL 5.4560 USD/SGD 1.3513 USD/DKK 6.5020 USD/SEK 8.7390 USD/NOK 8.6700
The greenback is trading slightly lower today after hitting a one-year high on Friday. The US Treasury curve flattened with 2-year yields flat while 30-year yields fell nearly 3 bps.GBP
The UK pound is trading above $1.34 as markets await comments from Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey later today during his parliamentary testimony. Markets are anticipating a 0.25% rate hike at the central bank’s December 16 meeting.EUREUR/USD trades within tight range of $1.1437 - 1.1464 amid declining volatility. German bund yields trade mixed following comments from the ECB’s President Lagarde, stating that inflation will likely remain below its 2% target in the medium term.CAD
The Canadian dollar is now the best performing G-10 currency YTD, up 1.7% despite a broadly stronger US dollar.ASIA/PACIFIC
The Australian dollar strengthened after data out of China showed that the economy performed better than expected for the month of October. The Japanese yen is trading slightly weaker following data that showed the country’s super-long government bonds underperformed and that supply may increase to finance government spending.
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