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US Dollar Gaps Lower


The U.S. dollar index gapped under a trendline, extending its recent decline due to comments from Japanese Finance Minister Suzuki when he warned speculators that are selling the yen and buying U.S. dollars. He said Japan is ready to take more and bigger measures in order to have a stable exchange rate.

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Sentiment among German businesses did not improve this month, according to a survey.  The Ifo business-climate index remained steady at 89.3 in May when analysts had anticipated an improvement.

The monthly retail sales balance from the Confederation of British Industry, which measures sales compared to the prior year, improved to +8 in May 2024 from -44 in April, surpassing market estimates of -24.

Japanese corporate services prices in April increased at their fastest pace since early 2015, according  to Bank of Japan data. The Corporate Services Price Index advanced 2.8% year-on-year in April, following a 2.4% increase in the previous month.

Retail sales in Australia edged up 0.1% month-on-month in April 2024, which compares with market forecasts of a 0.2% increase.


Stock index futures are mostly higher.

The 9:00 central time May consumer confidence index is expected to be 95.3.

The 9:30 May Dallas Federal Reserve manufacturing survey is anticipated to be -14.4.

The fundamentals and technicals remain supportive.


Neel Kashkari of the Federal Reserve recently said he wants to see “many more months” of positive inflation data before an interest rate reduction.

The U.S. Treasury will auction two-year and five-year notes.

Financial futures markets are predicting there is a 51% probability that the Federal Open Market Committee will lower its fed funds rate by 25 basis points at its September 18 meeting.

Despite the newly more hawkish Federal Reserve, the fundamentals and technicals have improved for the 30-year U.S. Treasury bond futures.


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