Greenback loses steam after weeks-long rally By Reuters



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By Iain Withers

LONDON (Reuters) -The U.S. greenback was headed for its worst week since early February versus main friends on Friday, as among the warmth light from the foreign money’s breakneck 10% surge.

The buck has been supported by a flight to security by traders, amid a rout throughout markets as a result of fears of the impression of hovering inflation and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

However after rising in all however two of the final 14 weeks, the was on monitor for a 1.6% weekly fall on Friday.

The index, which tracks the greenback in opposition to six different main currencies, dipped 0.1% on the day to 102.82. Final Friday, it soared to the best since January 2003 at 105.01.

Analysts stated the greenback’s weak point partly mirrored a current fall in U.S. Treasury yields adjusted for inflation, however questioned whether or not the pullback would final.

“It has raised questions of whether or not the greenback actually has reached exhaustion. However it’s too quickly to say the greenback has peaked,” stated Kenneth Broux, foreign money strategist at Societe Generale (OTC:).

The greenback possible would solely weaken long term if proof of financial power constructed exterior the USA, significantly in Europe and China, Broux stated, including that China’s transfer to chop a key lending benchmark might assist.

A current build-up of lengthy U.S. greenback positions may additionally weigh on the buck, foreign money analysts at MUFG stated in a word.

Different safe-haven currencies have rallied this week as world equities have come underneath strain, though shares in Europe clawed again some floor on Friday.

The Swiss franc was on monitor for a greater than 3% weekly acquire versus the greenback, whereas the Japanese yen was set for an nearly 1% weekly acquire.

The Swiss franc was final up 1 / 4 of a % at 0.97040 franc, whereas the yen was down 0.2% at 128.060 yen.

The euro has additionally benefitted from the greenback’s weak point, and was on monitor for a weekly acquire of 1.7%. It was final broadly flat at $1.05875.

Sterling was set for its greatest weekly acquire since December 2020 though it was largely unchanged on the day at $1.24810.

In cryptocurrencies, was flat at simply above $30,000, arresting steep declines seen in current weeks.

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