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22.02.2024 Market Report


EUR/USD is extending gains above 1.0800 in the European morning on Thursday. A broadly subdued US Dollar and US Treasury bond yields, amid a risk-on mood, are helping the pair ahead of the top-tier preliminary PMI data from the Eurozone and the US. 


GBP/USD posts mild gains to trade near mid-1.2600s in early Europe on Thursday. The pair is finding support from a weaker US Dollar and an improved risk appetite. All eyes now remain on the UK and the US flash PMI data for fresh trading impetus. 


The USD/JPY climb above the 150.00 figure extended its gains ahead of the release of the minutes of the lates Federal Reserve’s (Fed) meeting. At the time of writing, the pair trades at 150.30, up by 0.20%.


The Australian Dollar posted minuscule gains on Wednesday against the US Dollar, after the release of the Federal Reserve’s January meeting minutes emphasized policymakers remain hesitant to begin to ease policy. Therefore, the AUD/USD exchanges hands at 0.6550, down by 0.02% as the Asian session begins.


The NZD/USD pair gains positive traction for the seventh successive day on Thursday and hits a nearly five-week high during the Asian session. Spot prices, however, remain capped near the 0.6200 mark and retreat a few pips in the last hour amid the emergence of some US Dollar (USD) buying.


USD/CAD expands its losses to near 1.3490 during the Asian session on Thursday as the US Dollar (USD) shows weakness, which could be attributed to the subdued US Treasury yields. However, US Treasury yields gained ground on Wednesday following the cautious tone expressed in the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Minutes regarding the interest rate reductions.


USD/CHF continues to lose ground for the third consecutive session on Thursday. The decline in the US Dollar (USD) contributes to undermining the USD/CHF pair, trading around 0.8780 during the Asian hours on Thursday.


Oil prices rose for a second day on Thursday on expectations that demand in the U.S., the world’s biggest oil consumer, will improve as refineries try to return to service after outages and as the dollar weakened.


Gold price has resumed its bullish momentum near $2,030 early Thursday, having paused its recovery rally on Wednesday. A risk-on market environment is acting as a headwind for the US Dollar, despite the hawkish US Fed January meeting Minutes.

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