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13.05.2024 Market Report


EUR/USD trades on a softer note around 1.0770 during the Asian trading hours on Monday. Investors turn to cautious mode and prefer to wait on the sidelines ahead of the US key economic data this week.


GBP/USD edges higher to near 1.2520 during the Asian session on Monday, possibly due to improved risk appetite. The Pound Sterling was bolstered by releasing higher-than-expected UK Gross Domestic Product figures on Friday.


The USD/JPY pair trades on a stronger note near 155.85 during the Asian trading hours on Monday. The hawkish stance from the US Federal Reserve (Fed) has provided some support to the Greenback in recent sessions. Investors will take more cues from the US Consumer Price Index (CPI), Producer, Price Index (PPI), and Retail Sales this week for fresh impetus. Also, Fed Jefferson and Mester are set to speak later on Monday.


The Australian Dollar (AUD) extended its losses on Monday, possibly due to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)’s less hawkish stance after it decided to keep its interest rate unchanged at 4.35% on Tuesday. Markets were speculating that the RBA might adopt a more hawkish stance, fueled by last week’s inflation data, which exceeded expectations.


NZD/USD continues to lose ground for the second session, trading around 0.6000 during the Asian session on Monday. The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) depreciated following the release of the 2-year RBNZ Inflation Expectations (QoQ) for the second quarter, which fell to 2.33% from the previous quarter’s 2.50%. This decline has fueled speculation that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) might consider lowering rates later in 2024.


The USD/CAD pair recovers some lost ground near 1.3680 during the early European session on Monday. Meanwhile, the USD Index (DXY) holds positive ground around 105.30 ahead of the US key economic data. The final reading of the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) will be due on Wednesday, which is expected to show an increase of 3.4% over the year in April, compared to a 3.5% annual rise in March.


USD/CHF hovers around 0.9060 with negative sentiment during the European session on Monday following the weak US labor data released on Thursday. This has initiated a discussion of the Federal Reserve (Fed) switching toward a less hawkish stance regarding the monetary policy, undermining the US Treasury yields and weakening the US Dollar (USD).


Oil prices extended declines on Monday amid signs of weak fuel demand and as comments from U.S. Federal Reserve officials dampened hopes of interest rate cuts, which could slow growth and crimp fuel demand in the world’s biggest economy.


Gold price loses its recovery momentum on Monday during the Asian session. The hawkish remarks from the Federal Reserve and growing speculation that the Fed might delay its easing plans have boosted the Greenback and dragged the USD-denominated gold lower.

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