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© Reuters The U.S. dollar index remains on track, awaiting Powell’s second speech this week – In European morning trading on Wednesday (9th), the US dollar consolidated sideways, awaiting speeches by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and other Federal Reserve officials to find more clues on monetary policy.

As of 18:12 Beijing time (06:12 a.m. Eastern Time), the dollar rose 0.01% against six trade-weighted major currencies, at 105.459; it was flat at 105.59, having hit a two-month low of 104.84 earlier this week. .

The benchmark U.S. bond yield was at 4.877%, at 4.555%.

Powell will speak again

The U.S. dollar suffered a sell-off last week as market confidence increased that the Federal Reserve would end its interest rate hike cycle. However, this week several Fed officials warned the market against complacency, triggering a rebound in the U.S. dollar. Philadelphia Fed President Harker said on Wednesday that “a cut in policy rates is unlikely in the short term.”

Meanwhile, as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is scheduled to speak again on Thursday, market trading is likely to be light ahead of his speech. Previously, although he attended an event on Wednesday, he did not talk about monetary policy.

Analysts at ING said, “The Fed’s speech remains the focus today, and given that there are not many important economic data releases in the United States, this is likely to be the case for the rest of the week.”

ECB officials will also speak

European Central Bank Chief Economist Philip Ryan and Bank of England Chief Economist Hugh Peel will also speak at separate events, and given the current economic situation, any comments they make may affect the market.

It fell 0.10% to 1.0696, after weakening the previous day as retail sales in the euro zone fell 0.3% month-on-month in September.

It rose 0.15% to 1.2300, having hit a seven-week high above 1.24 earlier this week.

Yuan under pressure, China releases CPI and PPI data

It rose 0.08% to 7.2856; it rose 0.11% to 7.2952. reported 2.669%.

Previous data showed that both prices and prices fell in October.

At the same time, {{3}USD/JPY}} rose 0.08% to 151.09, once again close to the high after issuing a dovish signal last week.

Therefore, traders still need to pay attention to whether the Japanese government will intervene in the currency market. The yen exchange rate is currently close to the level at the beginning of the “lost decade” in the early 1990s.

It rose 0.05% to 0.6404, after the previous dovish signal triggered a sharp decline in the Australian dollar this week.


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Compiler: Liu Chuan

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