Archive for June 2021

Deeper Analysis

June 2021 and Second Quarter in Figures

June 30, 2021

The dollar was strongly bid against other currencies and gold during June but lost modest ground over the course of the whole second quarter. Although all the central banks highlighted in the feature did not change interest rates during the second quarter, Fed officials signaled that quantitative easing is likely to begin sooner that thought […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Dollar and Equities Little Changed, but Considerable Data Were Released on this Final Day of 2Q

June 30, 2021

The dollar remained unchanged overnight against its DXY weighted index, the yen, loonie and sterling and shows an uptick of 0.1% relative to the euro and Australian dollar. The dollar nonetheless is headed for a strong advance in the second quarter, reflecting Covid trends and a tweaking of Fed forward guidance toward an earlier tapering […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Dollar Strengthened against Other Currencies and Gold

June 29, 2021

The driving force behind today’s rise in the dollar has been Covid worries. Against this dominant concern, signs of improving economic confidence and evidence that inflation may be cresting have exerted little influence on financial market trading. From a global standpoint, over a third of a million new coronavirus infections were identified in the past […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Concerns Over Delta Covid Strains Weigh on European Equities

June 28, 2021

Net overnight movements in the dollar have been marginal and mixed, with dips of 0.5% versus the Turkish lira and 0.2% relative to sterling and upticks of 0.3% verus the Mexican peso, 0.2% against the Swiss franc and 0.1% vis-a-vis the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand dollars. The U.S. currency is unchanged against the yen, […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Robust Sentiment Indices

June 25, 2021

The dollar posted fractional losses overnight, dipping 0.1% on balance against the euro, yen, loonie, Swiss franc, Aussie dollar, New Zealand dollar, and on a DXY weighted basis. The dollar also fell 0.3% versus the Chinese yuan, Mexican peso, and Turkish lira. Equity markets advanced 1.4% in Hong Kong, 1.2% in China and 0.7% in […] More

Foreign Exchange Insights and Next Week

Next Week’s Menu: June 26 – July 2, 2021

June 24, 2021

Central Banks: Central banks in Colombia and Sweden will review their monetary policies. The Bank of Japan publishes the quarterly corporate Tankan survey and a summary of its last Board meeting. Governor Kuroda of the BOJ and Lowe of the Reserve Bank of Australia will speak publicly. Events and Holidays: The second round of regional […] More

Central Bank Watch

Bank of Mexico Reverses Rate Cut Done Four Months Ago

June 24, 2021

Mexico’s overnight interbank rate target had undergone six reductions totaling three percentage points in 2020 from 7.25% to 4.25%, and that easing cycle was culminated by a 25 basis point in February this year. Mexican real GDP had imploded 8.25% last year and experienced an eighth consecutive year-on-year drop last quarter, that time by 3.6%. […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Signs of Economic Recovery and Monetary Policy Patience

June 24, 2021

Overnight dollar movements were mostly down but slight in magnitude. The U.S. currency slid 0.4% against the Mexican peso, 0.3% relative to the New Zealand dollar, 0.2% versus the yen, and 0.1% against the euro, Aussie dollar, loonie and yuan. The dollar also rose 0.5% versus the Turkish lira and 0.3% against sterling. Relative to […] More

Central Bank Watch

Czech National Bank Raises Policy Interest Rate

June 23, 2021

Officials at the Czech National Bank doubled their 2-week repo rate to 0.50%, marking its first hike in 16 months. 2020 had begun with an ill-timed 25-basis point hike in February, just before the pandemic hit. That move was quickly reversed with a pair of cuts totaling 125 basis points in March and an additional […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Dollar Is a Touch Softer

June 23, 2021

The dollar is 0.1% softer against its DXY weighted index. The greenback slid 0.3% overnight against the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand dollars, 0.2% versus sterling and 0.1% relative to the yuan but firmed 0.1% against the yen and is unchanged against the euro, Swiss franc and Turkish lira. Equity markets are mixed. Share prices […] More

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