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Trump press conference impacts dollar

By Ricky Bean January 12th, 2017

Yesterday saw an eventful day for the dollar (USD), with the worse than expected crude oil inventories increasing 4.1 million and President-elect Donald Trump’s first press conference in six months. The opening statements of Trump’s press conference resulted in a weakening of the dollar against both the pound (GBP) and euro (EUR) of over a cent only for that ground lost to be regained during the course of his question and answering.

Today sees a wealth of US data releases. Both US export and import indexes are expected to improve on last month’s data – up at 0.1 percent and 0.7 percent respectively. There is also jobless claims data and the federal budget balance to accompany a number of Federal Open Market Committee members speaking.