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USD Is Slightly Higher Today As Investors Contemplate Fed


The United States dollar experienced some relief today, this was contrary to the majority of the week which brought decline and hardship to the currency.

According to officials, U.S. inflation will last longer than expected. This had the predictable, if not counterintuitive effect of increasing the yield of the dollar in trade today. Many such comments and supporting data has descended from the Fed over the past few days.

Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic commented that he expects interest rates will need to go up in 2022. He thinks this after having ruminated on the potential for a 7% increase this year, with around 3% increase in 2023.

The U.S. Index contrasted the dollar with many other global currencies and found it to be up 0.05%

The USD/JPY pair rose 0.08% to 111.03 and the USD/CNY pair inclined 0.13% to 6.4812.

The AUD/USD pair measured a rise of 0.01% to 0.7576. There was a significant increase in COVID cases in a densely populated state in the U.S. as well. The NZD/USD pair increased 0.14% to 0.7054.

The GBP/USD rose 0.01% to 1.3961, with the Bank of England unloading its newest policy changes by the end of the day.

“I think the economy is well on its way to recovering from the pandemic… much of the data recently has come in stronger than I expected. GDP is on a stronger trajectory, inflation has been higher, and I recognize is well above our target,” he added.

Many experts, MetaNews finds, have talked a lot lately about how this inflationary period will be temporary, and those comments have had various degrees of impact on investor opinions and markets trends even this soon after the Fed’s recent examination of the market. The United States dollar experienced some relief today.


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