US Dollar edges higher ahead of US GDP data, trades near 102.40

  • US Dollar Index gains ground on higher US Treasury yields.
  • Speculation over the Fed's dovish outlook weakened the US Dollar.
  • Fed members dismissed speculations on rate cuts in the first quarter of 2024.
  • The improved US data provided support for the Greenback.

US Dollar Index (DXY) attempts to extend its gains on the second successive day, trading slightly higher near 102.40 during the European session on Thursday. The uptick in US Treasury yields might have ignited the strength of the US Dollar (USD). The 2-year and 10-year yields on US bond coupons stand higher at 4.37% and 3.86%, respectively, as of the latest update.

However, the Greenback received downward pressure due to the market sentiment about the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) dovish outlook over the interest rate trajectory in the first quarter of 2024. Several Fed members have dismissed the premature speculations of interest rate cuts any time sooner. New York Fed President John Williams has outright opposed the idea, while San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly considers predictions on policy stance as premature. Austan Goolsbee, Chicago Fed President, shares a similar sentiment, cautioning that the market's optimism for rate cuts might be exceeding realistic expectations.

A resurgence in existing home sales and a significant boost in consumer confidence serve as positive indicators for the United States (US) economy, and might have lent support for the US Dollar. November's US Existing Home Sales Change showed a noteworthy monthly increase of 0.8%, marking a substantial recovery from the preceding decline of 4.1%. The CB Consumer Confidence witnessed remarkable growth., registering its most significant increase since early 2021, climbing from 101.0 to 110.07.

Investors are poised to closely watch crucial economic releases during the North American session to gain deeper insights into the state of the US economy. Among these, notable indicators include US Gross Domestic Product Annualized (Q3), Initial Jobless Claims, and the Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Survey.

Dollar Index Spot: technical levels to watch

Today last price 102.41
Today Daily Change -0.02
Today Daily Change % -0.02
Today daily open 102.43
Daily SMA20 103.23
Daily SMA50 104.66
Daily SMA100 104.61
Daily SMA200 103.49
Previous Daily High 102.54
Previous Daily Low 102.09
Previous Weekly High 104.27
Previous Weekly Low 101.77
Previous Monthly High 107.11
Previous Monthly Low 102.47
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 102.37
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 102.27
Daily Pivot Point S1 102.17
Daily Pivot Point S2 101.91
Daily Pivot Point S3 101.72
Daily Pivot Point R1 102.62
Daily Pivot Point R2 102.8
Daily Pivot Point R3 103.07



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