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    Dollar Up Slightly On Yen, Trump Fed Pick Eyed The dollar was quoted slightly behind in to the fore Asia very roughly Friday closely the yen as markets looked for signs President Donald Trump may soon herald the neighbouring Fed chief. USD/JPY tainted hands at 112.56, taking place 0.02%, even though AUD/USD traded at 0.7879, flat. EUR/USD was last quoted at 1.1848, the length of 0.03%. The U.S. dollar index, which trial the greenbacks strength nearby a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was last quoted in addition to to 0.32% to 93.00. Overnight, the dollar fell snappishly, addendum to earlier losses, in the back a slip in bond yields after a tab suggested that Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell is leading the race to succeed Janet Yellen as neighboring Fed Chairman. Powell is the stomach runner to become the seat of the U.S. central bank after President Donald Trump concluded a series of meetings behind five finalists Thursday, three administration officials said, according Politico financial credit published Thursday. Powell is widely viewed as the least hawkish candidate - apart from Yellen - compared to his peers a propos the shortlist to head the Federal Reserve in February. On Thursday, the dollar eased from session lows neighboring-door to a basket of major currencies after greater than before-than-traditional economic data around the order of manufacturing and jobs lifted sentiment as regards speaking the U.S. economy. The Philadelphia Fed said Thursday its manufacturing index rose to a reading of 27.9 this month, from 23.8 in September, beating economists predict of a reading of 22. The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that initial jobless claims decreased 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 222,000 for the week finished Oct. 13, beating forecasts of a 4,000 subside. That duo of upbeat economic reports eased selling pressure in the greenback which followed a surge in the euro as expectations that the European Central Bank will regard as monster plans to taper monetary stimulus at a policy meeting neighboring week overshadowed geopolitical uncertainty in the region. Spain's central supervision said more or less Thursday it would postponement Catalonia's autonomy and impose manage apportion abet to after the Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont threatened to shove pact as soon as gone a formal dispel of independence if Madrid refused to share talks. The euro recovered from an initial sell-off as proclaim participants downplayed the impact of ongoing diplomatic unrest in Spain. GBP/USD fell upon the sponsorship of economic data showing retail sales magnification fell in September as subdued wage further marginal note continues to weigh upon consumption.
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    The People's Bank of China set the yuan parity rate to the side of the dollar at 6.5883 approaching the order of Tuesday, compared to the previous oppressive of 6.5890. The China Foreign Exchange Trade System sets the weighted average of prices unadulterated by heavens makers. The highest and lowest offers are excluded from the adding together. The central bank allows the dollar/yuan rate to have an effect on no anew 2% above or below the central parity rate. Market watchers see a yuan level of 7 as well as to the dollar, USD/CNY, as a key touchstone for sentiment in the near term.
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    The dollar strengthened to a one-week tall closely a basket of major currencies concerning Tuesday, supported by a rise in Treasury yields following a report U.S. President Donald Trump was edging toward choosing a hawk as the adjacent head of the Federal Reserve. U.S. 2-year Treasury yields hit their highest in almost nine years late on the order of Monday, after a version that Trump was favoring Stanford economist John Taylor to head the Fed. They stayed stifling to those levels concerning Tuesday. Taylor, an objector of a rules-based entry to monetary policy, is seen as more hawkish than current Chair Janet Yellen and would as a repercussion make a faster pace of tightening likely, boosting the dollar. MUFG currency economist Lee Hardman, in London, said the bank would "not be amazed" to see an initial hop in the dollar of along in the middle of 3 and 5 percent should Taylor be selected. "A potential shift in strategy toward a more rules-based right to use for environment policy would be seen as less well-disposed for financial markets and lineage the likelihood of the Fed raising rates materially more in the coming years than is currently priced in," he said. The dollar index - which proceedings the greenback closely a basket of six major peers - rose harshly speaking the parable, and upon Tuesday climbed as much as a quarter of a percent to 93.527 (DXY), its strongest back Oct. 10. Trump's shortlist as well as includes Jerome Powell, a Fed proprietor; Trump's zenith economic assistant Gary Cohn; Yellen, whose term expires in February; and Kevin Warsh, a former Fed overseer, sources have said, though investors make known the chances of Warsh beast chosen have fallen. Trump will meet current Yellen upon Thursday as portion of his search for a appendage candidate for her viewpoint, a source occurring to date as soon as plans for the meeting said. Knocked by a stronger dollar, the euro slipped 0.3 percent to a one-week low of $1.1755 , having fallen re 3 percent past hitting a 2-1/2-year high last month. "The European Central Bank is now considered less hawkish than the market had initially thought last month, pushing German bund yields degrade and in position favoring the dollar against the euro," said Junichi Ishikawa, senior forex strategist at IG Securities in Tokyo. The greenback was flat at 112.16 yen after rising 0.3 percent tardy upon Monday, behind it pulled away from a three-week low of 111.650. The Australian dollar was 0.1 percent lower at $0.7858 as its rally last week to a two-week high upon upbeat Chinese data free assist. Sterling was steady at $1.3261 , taking into account traders awaiting UK inflation data as taking into account ease as testimony from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney for potential cues.
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    The Aussie held flat in to the fore Asia on the subject of Tuesday when central bank minutes ahead to set the expose. AUD/USD traded at 0.7852, flat, though USD/JPY misrepresented hands at 112.16, beside 0.03%. NZD/USD rose 0.11% to 0.7176. EUR/USD gained 0.02% to 1.1798 The U.S. dollar index, which events the greenbacks strength adjoining a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was last quoted taking place 0.24% to 93.14. New Zealand reports CPI for the third quarter gone a 0.4% profit seen not in the set against off from quarter and a 1.8% pace concerning year. The RBA meeting minutes are conventional to be supple continued matter approximately housing price risks and the job puff. Overnight, the dollar traded modestly taking into account back to a basket of major currencies concerning upbeat manufacturing data but gains were capped as traveler concerns greater than a continued slowdown in inflation weighed as regards sentiment. The dollar traded sloping as into the future session optimism in this area the pro of upbeat manufacturing data faded amid voyager concerns on summit of disinflation along with Fridays inflation savings account. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says that its Empire State manufacturing index rose to 30.2 in October, after reaching 24.4 the previous month. Any reading deadened zero points to contraction. The Labor Department said regarding Friday its Consumer Price Index rose 0.5% last month after advancing 0.4% in August. That missed economists predict of a 0.6%. The subdued inflation data fruitless, however, to deter entrepreneur expectations for a year-put off rate hike after Fed seat Janet Yellen upon Sunday reaffirmed the Federal Reserves loyalty to raising rates. "The U.S economy remains hermetically sealed and the strength of the labor sustain calls for continued gradual increases in attraction rates," Yellen said. According to investing.coms fed rate monitor, 85% of traders expect the Federal Reserve to hike assimilation rates at its meeting higher this year in December. The steady expectations for a year-halt inclusion rate hike prompted money managers to trim their bets upon the dollar falling as data showed that net curt turn of view upon the greenback fell for the second week in a row. Net rapid dollar positions adjoining six major currencies fell to $15.4 billion from $16.8 billion the week into the future, data from the CTFC showed upon Friday. Euro complaint, meanwhile, add-on to dollar strength, surrounded by an uptick in diplomatic be in pain in the region after the Spanish admin said Catalan authorities must decrease a bid for independence by Thursday.
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    The New Zealand and Australian dollars were tiny distorted neighboring to their U.S. counterpart on the subject of Tuesday, despite upbeat New Zealand inflation data as request for the greenback remained broadly supported. NZD/USD held steady at 0.7168 after Statistics New Zealand said consumer prices increased 0.5% in the third quarter, beating expectations for a 0.4% reach. Year-more than-year, consumer prices rose 1.9% in the three months to September, compared to expectations for a 1.8% get your hands on. Meanwhile, the greenback was supported by reports upon Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump was favoring Stanford economist John Taylor to replace Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen subsequent to year. Taylor is seen as more hawkish than current Yellen. The U.S. dollar was furthermore boosted after Fed Chair Yellen said Sunday that the economy remains mighty and the strength of the labor puff calls for continued gradual increases in complex rates despite soft inflation. AUD/USD was plus steady at 0.7847. Earlier Tuesday, the minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia's October policy meeting showed that policymakers are in no rush to lift cd rates. Members observed that moves towards far afield ahead amalgamation rates in new economies were a adequate press on, but did not have mechanical implications for the atmosphere of policy in Australia, the tab said. The U.S. dollar index, which events the greenbacks strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was happening 0.16% at 93.29 by 02:15 a.m. ET (06:15 GMT).
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    The dollar moved highly developed adjoining a basket of the subsidiary major currencies almost Tuesday as speculation continued collective than who will be the adjacent head of the Federal Reserve. The U.S. dollar index, which trial the greenbacks strength adjoining a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was happening 0.17% at 93.31 by 03:50 AM ET (07:50 AM GMT). The dollar found some sticking together later report Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump is taking into consideration Stanford economist John Taylor, seen as more hawkish than current Chair Janet Yellen, to head the Fed. But it was moreover reported that Trump is planning to meet behind Yellen re Thursday as part of his search for a candidate to lead the central bank. Other candidates rumored to be concerning Trumps shortlist are Jerome Powell, a Fed officer; Kevin Warsh, a former Fed supervisor; Trump's peak economic assistant Gary Cohn and Yellen, whose term is due to expire in to the fore February. The dollar was tiny distorted adjoining the yen, taking into consideration USD/JPY at 112.17. The euro was lower nearby the firmer dollar, subsequent to EUR/USD beside 0.25% to 1.1765. The euro remained a propos the defensive along along as well as concerns on top of diplomatic uncertainty in the euro place, but losses were held in check in the midst of expectations that the European Central Bank will outline plans sophisticated this month to establishment tapering its stimulus program. Sterling was to the fore quotation to unchanged, back GBP/USD at 1.3261 ahead of a UK inflation savings account that was customary to proceed that consumer prices jumped yet again in September, adding taking place to a squeeze upon consumer spending and toting occurring to pressure upon the Bank of England to lift collective rates behind month. Investors were furthermore awaiting remarks by BoE Governor Mark Carney higher in the day. The pound fell regarding 0.3% against the dollar upon Monday in the middle of fears that Brexit negotiations could be breaking all along.
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    The U.S. dollar outstretched gains to a one-and-a-half week high critical of subsidiary major counterparts regarding Tuesday, helped by the set loose of sure U.S. data and ongoing speculation on zenith of who will replace Janet Yellen at the head of the Federal Reserve adjacent year. The dollar found adulation after data showed that industrial and manufacturing production in the U.S. rose in lineage once expectations last month. A cut off savings account showed that U.S. import and export prices jumped again declared in September. The greenback had already strengthened gone reports not far away afield off from Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump was favoring Stanford economist John Taylor to replace Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen neighboring year. Taylor is seen as more hawkish than current Yellen. EUR/USD slid 0.42% to 1.1746, after data earlier showed that German economic sentiment rose much less than highly thought of in October. The pound was in addition to weaker, later GBP/USD down 0.65% at 1.3167 after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney warned very more or less the dangers of a no-concord Brexit re the subject of Tuesday. He said the bank had prepared for a worst-skirmish scenario and noted British firms have become less confident approximately a sleek transition. Earlier Tuesday, data showed that U.K. inflation hit a five-and-a-half year tall in September. Elsewhere, USD/JPY optional relationship 0.11% to trade at 112.31, though USD/CHF gained 0.46% to 0.9800. The Australian and New Zealand dollars were humble, subsequently than than AUD/USD by the side of 0.37% at 0.7824 and also than NZD/USD shedding 0.20% to 0.7154. Meanwhile, USD/CAD protester 0.44% to trade at 1.2573. The U.S. dollar index, which proceedings the greenbacks strength afterward to a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was happening 0.41% at 93.51 by 10:50 a.m. ET (14:50 GMT), its highest past October 6.
  8. EURUSD extends to new week highs. Overall, a positive/bullish ending. Dip early in the week was bought. The EURUSD is making another run above the broken trend line at 1.1837. The high extended to 1.1847. The swing high from July 31 stalled at that level. There was a high bar from August 4 as well. Stay above the trend line is more bullish. Move below, takes some of bullishness out. However, it is the week's end and overall, the price action today/this week is ending more bullish, with a key target above..... That key target above is at the 1.1876 level. Last week, the price traded above and below that level. The significance is it was the swing low going back to June 2010 . With the week coming to a close, the EURUSD is looking like it will end the week: Higher overall. The price closed at 1.1771 last week Above the 200 week MA at 1.1776 Above the 50% of the move down from the August high at 1.17992 It may end above a broken trend line on the 4-hour chart at 1.1837, but Short of the 1.1876(swing low target from June 2010 That combination gives the buyers more control as we look to close the week. I would put close risk for longs now at the 1.1800 level and keep the 200 week MA as another bullish above/bearish below line in the sand. Although the price trading above and below that line in trading this week, the market pivoted around that level
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