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It was a mostly quiet / low volatility week for the Greenback, finishing mixed and arguable net lower despite higher inflation data from the U.S.

Overlay of USD Pairs: 1-Hour Forex Chart
Overlay of USD Pairs: 1-Hour Forex Chart
USD Weekly Performance from MarketMilk
USD Weekly Performance from MarketMilk

United States Headlines and Economic data


Trump again raises idea of decoupling economy from China


Broad global risk sentiment was mostly negative on the session, likely contributing to the Dollar’s move higher during the morning London session. The negative vibes was likely a mixed of rising no-deal Brexit fears, weakness in the U.S. equity markets, and disappointing economic updates from Japan and Australia.

Optimism Among U.S. Small Businesses Rises in August — NFIB

U.S. Consumer Credit Extends Rebound as Auto Sales Increase


U.S. Senate aims for Thursday vote on scaled-down coronavirus aid bill

Top Senate Democrat says good chance coronavirus aid bill will pass

The number of U.S. job openings increased to 6.6M on the last business day of July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Mortgage applications increased 2.9 percent from one week earlier

The Greenback pullback from Tuesday’s gains as the rebound in the U.S. equity markets likely reduced the demand for Dollars as a safe haven play.


U.S. weekly jobless claims total 884,000, vs 850,000 expected

The dip lower in USD at the early start of the U.S. session was likely a reaction to the euro bounce higher, rallying after the ECB refrained from commenting on recent euro strength. But USD bulls were able to recover, likely with the help of better-than-expected PPI data (U.S. producer prices beat expectations in August)


U.S. consumer prices increased solidly in August, up 0.4%, to likely support the Greenback higher on the session, but it was likely the weakness in the U.S. equity markets that were the main driver for the small bounce in USD during the U.S. session.