- The US Dollar Index dropped to near 102.40 amid improved risk sentiment led by the easing US banking crisis.
- Federal Reserve won’t be required more strengthening of monetary tools to continue to weigh on US Inflation.
- Core Personal Consumption Expenditure (Q4) is seen steady at 4.3%.
The US Dollar Index (DXY) witnessed a sheer sell-off on Tuesday as United States banking jitters eased after the announcement of the acquisition of collapsed Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) deposits and loans by First Citizens BancShares. Apart from that, improvement in market sentiment in hopes that the Federal Reserve (Fed) won’t be required more strengthening of monetary tools to continue to weigh on US Inflation.
US banking shakedown by the collapse of three mid-size banks is forcing banks to remain more precautionary while disbursing advances to businesses and households. The debacle of US banks has resulted in the withdrawal of deposits by households amid the absence of wider blanket insurance on all deposits and dents confidence. This would lead to a decline in advances by small US banks or they may be required to tighten credit conditions further to avoid further casualties.
Therefore, Fed chair Jerome Powell won’t be required to go heavy on interest rates as fewer advances would weigh heavily on persistent inflation in the US economy.
Going forward, the release of the core Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) (Q4) data will remain in the spotlight. The economic data is expected to remain steady at 4.3%.
USD Index technical analysis
The USD Index has shifted its business below the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement (placed from February 02 low at 100.82 to March 08 high at 105.88) at 102.75 on a four-hour scale. The asset is expected to fully retrace its previous move ahead.
The declining 50-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at 103.07 is acting as a barrier for the USD Index.
The Relative Strength Index (RSI) (14) is oscillating in the bearish range of 20.00-60.00 in which the 60.00 level has been considered a barrier for bulls.
USD Index four-hour chart
Dollar Index Spot
|Today last price||102.49|
|Today Daily Change||0.06|
|Today Daily Change %||0.06|
|Today daily open||102.43|
|Previous Daily High||102.87|
|Previous Daily Low||102.38|
|Previous Weekly High||103.96|
|Previous Weekly Low||101.92|
|Previous Monthly High||105.36|
|Previous Monthly Low||100.81|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||102.57|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||102.68|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||102.25|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||102.07|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||101.77|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||102.74|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||103.04|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||103.22|
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