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US dollar hinges on potential rate hike

By Ricky Bean December 1st, 2015

It was a quiet day for the US dollar on the data front yesterday, with pending home sales the only major release of the day – which showed a slight drop on expectations. The US dollar, however, continued to strengthen anyway – thanks to continued speculation that the US Federal Reserve will raise Interest Rates in December.

Today, we can look forward to Manufacturing Purchase Managers Indices and Construction Spending; both are expected to post reasonable growth. However, the attention will remain on this Friday’s Non-Farm Employment change – with a positive figure expected to effectively confirm a December rise in US interest rates.