Home Forex US greenback retreats after blended batch of information; yen modestly firmer By Reuters

US greenback retreats after blended batch of information; yen modestly firmer By Reuters

US greenback retreats after blended batch of information; yen modestly firmer By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Japanese yen and U.S. greenback banknotes are seen with a foreign money alternate fee graph on this illustration image taken June 16, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration/File Photograph

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The greenback fell on Wednesday, monitoring the pullback in U.S. Treasury yields, amid a blended set of information suggesting that there are pockets of weak spot on this planet’s largest economic system, additional diminishing the chances of one other rate of interest hike by the Federal Reserve earlier than the tip of the 12 months.

The yen, alternatively, was barely firmer in opposition to the buck, transferring away from the carefully watched 150-per greenback mark, as a short-lived surge within the earlier session stoked hypothesis that Japanese authorities might have intervened to assist the foreign money.

The , which tracks the buck in opposition to six friends, was down 0.3% at 106.69, giving up a few of its current positive aspects, after weaker-than-expected U.S. personal payrolls based mostly on the ADP Nationwide Employment Report. The index, nonetheless, remained inside placing distance of an almost 11-month excessive of 107.34 reached within the earlier session.

The greenback did retrace a few of its losses after U.S. manufacturing unit orders gained 1.2% in August, in contrast with expectations of a 0.2% rise. That greater than offset the reasonable decline in a U.S. companies sector index final month.

“This morning’s companies sector knowledge helped soften expectations forward of Friday’s non-farm payrolls report, and we have seen a slight pullback in odds on one other fee hike from the Federal Reserve earlier than year-end,” mentioned Karl Schamotta, chief market strategist, at Corpay in Toronto.

“Extra broadly, the surge in Treasury yields, and the corresponding greenback rally, appears to be reaching exhaustion.”

The Japanese foreign money was final flat on the information at 149.04 per greenback, after unexpectedly surging almost 2% at one level on Tuesday to 147.30, its strongest in three weeks. The spike got here after it slipped to 150.165 per greenback, its weakest since October 2022.

“Greenback/yen is now buying and selling fairly near ranges we noticed simply three classes in the past, which tells me yesterday’s transfer was not, actually, an intervention,” mentioned Helen Given, FX dealer, at Monex USA in Washington. “I see an overwrought market response to touching that psychological 150 determine.”

Japan’s prime foreign money diplomat, Masato Kanda, mentioned he wouldn’t touch upon whether or not Tokyo intervened within the alternate fee on Tuesday, though he mentioned, “We’ve got solely taken steps which have the understanding of U.S. authorities.”

The Financial institution of Japan’s cash market knowledge, nonetheless, confirmed on Wednesday Japan seemingly didn’t intervene within the foreign money market a day earlier.

Japanese authorities final 12 months intervened to prop up the yen for the primary time since 1998.

The foreign money has slumped round 12% in opposition to the greenback this 12 months as U.S. bond yields have risen sharply in comparison with their Japanese friends because the Fed has hiked rates of interest.

On Wednesday, longer-dated Treasury yields eased from 16-year highs, after 30-year yields briefly rose above 5% in a single day.

Elsewhere, the euro rose 0.5% to $1.0515, not that removed from Tuesday’s low of $1.0448, its weakest since December, triggering speak of a fall again to $1. It rose at the same time as knowledge confirmed euro zone retail gross sales fell far more than anticipated in August and that the bloc’s economic system most likely shrank final quarter.

Sterling climbed 0.6% to $1.2149, rebounding after falling to an almost seven-month low of $1.2038.

The New Zealand greenback fell after its central financial institution held the money fee regular at 5.5%, as policymakers grew extra assured previous hikes have been working to convey down inflation. That despatched the New Zealand unit sliding to an almost one-month low of US$0.5871. It final traded up 0.2% at US$0.5916.


Forex bid costs at 4:07PM (2007 GMT)

Description RIC Final U.S. Shut Pct Change YTD Pct Excessive Bid Low Bid

Earlier Change


Greenback index 106.7000 107.0700 -0.34% 3.102% +107.2400 +106.5000

Euro/Greenback $1.0513 $1.0467 +0.46% -1.87% +$1.0533 +$1.0452

Greenback/Yen 149.0450 149.0900 -0.03% +13.68% +149.3200 +148.7350

Euro/Yen 156.70 155.93 +0.49% +11.69% +156.7700 +155.8400

Greenback/Swiss 0.9162 0.9207 -0.49% -0.92% +0.9231 +0.9140

Sterling/Greenback $1.2147 $1.2078 +0.60% +0.47% +$1.2176 +$1.2039

Greenback/Canadian 1.3746 1.3709 +0.27% +1.45% +1.3779 +1.3691

Aussie/Greenback $0.6327 $0.6302 +0.44% -7.15% +$0.6342 +$0.6287

Euro/Swiss 0.9631 0.9640 -0.09% -2.67% +0.9653 +0.9620

Euro/Sterling 0.8653 0.8667 -0.16% -2.16% +0.8682 +0.8640

NZ $0.5913 $0.5908 +0.16% -6.80% +$0.5925 +$0.5871


Greenback/Norway 10.9920 10.9550 +0.47% +12.15% +11.0370 +10.9230

Euro/Norway 11.5596 11.4687 +0.79% +10.16% +11.5810 +11.4594

Greenback/Sweden 11.0571 11.0864 +0.29% +6.24% +11.1188 +10.9939

Euro/Sweden 11.6250 11.5911 +0.29% +4.26% +11.6621 +11.5750



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