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Summary

The greenback weathered the disappointing wage data but when retail sales and inflation both fell short, we can already see some cracks. Is a rate hike in June that certain? Not so fast. In any case, Trump's ongoing scandals are weighing on the greenback. The BOE seems more certain about a smooth Brexit but still provided gloomier forecasts. And with China's latest initiatives, we look at the Aussie which attempts to recover. We also look at the pitiful state of volatility before previewing the next week and wrapping up the show.

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