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PPI follows CPI with stronger than expected 11.3% headline print

As the DXY continues to make new daily highs, it appears that inflation is still at the forefront of traders’ minds, with worries of a global slowdown right behind it!

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July 14, 2022 05:13 PM

US PPI not much help in trying to decide between 50bps and 75bps from the Fed

Until the FOMC decision on Wednesday, USD/JPY seems like it may be in waiting mode.

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June 14, 2022 04:07 PM

US PPI follows suit after CPI print

Although PPI was lower than March's reading, it did little to soothe investor fears of rising interest rates.

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May 12, 2022 04:45 PM

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PPI hits a record high above 11%, sellers eyeing GBP/USD’s 100-pip bounce

Today’s PPI report suggests that inflation at a consumer level is likely to get worse before it gets better...

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US PPI: The last look at inflation for the Fed before the FOMC meeting

Although the print is very high, a single economic data point is unlikely to sway the Fed’s decision.

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March 15, 2022 03:25 PM
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US headline PPI blows away estimates

Headline US PPI for January was 9.7% YoY vs 9.1% YoY expected.

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February 15, 2022 03:24 PM

PPI stronger than expected with revision. DXY, EUR/USD

December CPI and PPI both came in hotter than expected, yet the US Dollar moved lower after the releases.

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January 13, 2022 04:27 PM
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Have China’s producer prices peaked?

China’s producer prices softened from a 26-year high, begging the question as to whether a key inflationary input has peaked.

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China A50 Breaks Lower as Producer Prices Hit 26-Year High

Company profits are set to be squeezed further as China’s producer prices rose to a near 3-decade high of 13.5%. The China A50 index was quick to break lower.

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Asian Open: Higher Factory Prices Weigh on Sentiment, China CPI Up Next

Sentiment soured on Wall Street yesterday as strong producer prices in the US exacerbated concerns of higher consumer prices in today’s inflation report.

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US PPI remains at highest levels since November 2010; What about CPI? USD/JPY

If 10-year yields can hold support and move higher, USD/JPY may be able to do the same

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November 9, 2021 04:23 PM
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Week Ahead: More Downside for the Euro?

Often, when price fails to breakout of one side, it tries to retest the other side.

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This week brings a plethora of data from the UK to use as a re-starting point.

Riksbank on Hold for Now, but is Looking for Reasons to Raise Rates

Data over the next week from Sweden will be important in determining the direction of USD/SEK.

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November 26, 2019 03:56 PM

All is Good According to the FOMC Minutes

The US Dollar was mostly unchanged versus other currencies on the release of the minutes

Dollar Index Head-and-Shoulders Pattern in Play After Weak Inflation Data

With three central bank meetings on the schedule today (see my colleague Fawad Razaqzada’s reports from earlier today for previews and recaps of the BOE, ECB, and CBRT meetings) , FX traders have been understandably focused away from the world’s reserve currency. However, dollar bulls who were keyed in on this week’s inflation data were no doubt disappointed.

US dollar woes continue to weigh amid weak inflation data

The second trading week of the new year began with some optimism that the US dollar might be able to stage a comeback after starting the year on a weak note. But circumstances have conspired in the latter half of this week to bring the dollar back down near year-to-date lows, extending the greenback’s pronounced weakness that prevailed throughout much of 2017.

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GBP/USD could fall despite UK scoring a hat-trick of good PMIs

The UK economy scored a hat-trick of good news this week. The purchasing managers' indices (PMIs) for the key sectors all strengthened above forecasts in April. We had already seen this week that the manufacturing sector PMI had risen sharply to 57.3 from 54.2 previously and construction PMI to 53.1 from 52.2. The key question was how the dominant services sector performed amid the Brexit uncertainty and ahead of the general elections in June. Well, apparently, very well. The PMI came in at 55.8, up from 55.0 and above 54.6 expected. The pound recovered from earlier losses to hit the $1.29 handle again, where it was trading around at the time of this writing.

EUR/USD: Technical bias still points higher, but fundamental risks abound

Markets have predictably calmed down this afternoon as European traders clock out and US traders enjoy their President’s Day holidays, giving us a good opportunity to reevaluate the prospects for the world’s most widely-traded currency pair, EUR/USD.