Currency Note US Dollar

Dollar shows gains against most major peers

By Ricky Bean July 30th, 2013

The US Dollar appreciated against most of its major trading partners yesterday afternoon in response to better than expected Pending Home Sales data and increased speculation that the Federal Reserve will taper its bond-buying programme this autumn. Whilst the figures did reveal a decline, this decline was not as big as expected after reaching the highest level in over six years in June. Speculation surrounding a reduction in asset-purchasing came following better economic data and more positive data will further contribute to this trend. Crucially, the Federal Open Market Committee’s statement on Thursday is likely to go some way to encourage or discourage further speculation to this effect. In the meantime this afternoon’s Consumer Confidence data, another leading indicator of economic health, is likely to cause short-term market movement if figures differ greatly from expectations. Call your trader to see whether the dollar comeback is imminent.