Downtrend appears to be running out of steam – ING


The dollar downtrend has started to prove unsustainable. In the view of economists at ING, a further USD recovery is likely from current levels as markets show reluctance to fully jump in on bets of a Fed pivot.

Room for further recovery

“It’s hard to see a clear trigger for the reversal in risk sentiment yesterday, and it probably boiled down to markets not being ready to bet heavily on the Fed pivot story.”

“The latter – hawkish – narrative should prevail for the Fed, ultimately capping the recovery in risk assets and offering widespread support to the dollar.”

“We expect a further dollar recovery into the weekend, with upside risks particularly concentrated around tomorrow’s payrolls release, when DXY may extend gains into the 112-113 area.”


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