The US dollar nearly completed a week of recovery until weakness struck again. The producer price figures serve as a reality check. The greenback comeback is now in doubt and the final verdict belongs to the more important inflation indicator: the Consumer Price Index released tomorrow.
Jobs are looking great as seen in the Non-Farm Payrolls and also in the JOLTs report. Inflation? Not so much.
Headline PPI slipped by 0.1% m/m against expectations for a rise of the same scale. Core PPI also dropped, by 0.1% against predictions for a rise of 0.2%. Year over year data followed with 1.9% on the headline and 1.8% on the core, both below projections.
If PPI represents inflation in the pipeline, things aren’t looking so great. And without inflation now nor later, it is hard to see much enthusiasm for a rate hike.
- EUR/USD had already dipped under the 2015 high of 1.1710 but bounced back remarkably to 1.1744.
- USD/JPY was flirting with 110 and is now at 109.60.
- GBP/USD clawed its way back above 1.30.
- USD/CAD is down to 1.2680 despite clear weakness from the C$ earlier this week.
- AUD/USD is also recovering to 0.79.
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