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June 13th 2007

USD Gets Double Kick

Over the last couple months, a raft of positive economic developments has driven the USD steadily to its highest level in months. These developments include GDP data, retail sales data, and housing data have all shown signs of strength after an all-encompassing slump in the first quarter. However, it was not until last week that the markets fully removed the possibility of near-term rate cuts out of the markets, sending US benchmark interest rates to their highest levels in years. As a result, the USD received a second bump, as higher yields sucked in a risk-averse capital from other parts of the world.  The delay between positive economic data and the subsequent rise in yields that took place here is rare, but Dollar bulls were probably happy to ride the wave upwards.  Dow Jones News reports:

Amid soaring rates, the dollar’s rally got a second lease of life, confounding those who had been calling for a reversal in the greenback’s fortunes. Contrast that with late April, when the euro hit a record high of $1.3682 – and analysts were forecasting a run to $1.40.

Read More: Dollar Perhaps Undeserving Of Recent Rally

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