The US dollar rate today is stable against the euro, rising against the yen
The US dollar rate today is stable against the euro, rising against the yen and weakly rising against the pound. The market is waiting for the publication of the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) July meeting minutes.
The Fed will release the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Wednesday, July 26-27.
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said during a news conference following the July meeting that the U.S. Central Bank may slow the pace of increases in the base interest rate, and the minutes may give the same signal, according to a currency market analyst at MUFG Bank Sophia Ng, whose opinion leads to Dow Jones. This will confirm market participants in the opinion that the Fed will raise the rate by less than 75 basis points in September, the expert said.
Dollar rate chart
The euro/dollar pair is trading at $1.0169, compared to $1.0171 at the close of the previous session.
The U.S. currency went up by 0.26% to 134.55 yen against 134.22 yen in Monday trading. The pound grew by 0.12% to $1.2111 from $1.2096 a day earlier.
The index, calculated by ICE, which shows the dollar trend against six currencies (euro, Swiss franc, yen, Canadian dollar, pound and Swedish krona), lost 0.13%, while the broader WSJ Dollar Index – 0.07%.
As of Tuesday’s trading results, the dollar fell 0.14% against the euro and 0.37% against the pound, while strengthening 0.68% against the yen.
Earlier we reported that the quarterly GDP growth estimate for the euro zone had worsened to 0.6%.
Wall Street futures rise after the U.S. Fed meeting
U.S. stock index futures are rising Thursday, trading data showed. Markets are assessing the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures rose 0.22% to 32,329 points, the NASDAQ high-tech index rose 0.96% to 12,828.5 points and the S&P 500 broad market index rose 0.48% to 3,989.75 points.
The Fed on Wednesday expectedly raised its benchmark rate by 25 basis points to 4.75-5% per year. The regulator noted that it does not expect the rate reduction this year, but allows it next year. U.S. exchanges were down 1.6% in Wednesday trading.
According to the CME Group, 55.8% of analysts now expect the Fed’s discount rate to remain unchanged in May, while 44.2% expect it to rise another 25 basis points. Thus, markets concede that the Fed may interrupt the cycle of hikes that began last March.
At the same time, shares of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase were down 10.6% in pre-bid trading. The exchange this week received notice from U.S. authorities of an impending charge of violating laws.
Later in the trading, statistics on initial jobless claims in the U.S. for the week through March 18 will be released. Analysts forecast that the figure would increase by 5 thousand to 197 thousand applications.
Earlier we reported that the US budget deficit was $262bn in February.
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U.S. budget deficit totaled $262 billion in February
According to a report from the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. budget deficit in February was $262,434 billion compared to a $38.8 billion deficit in January. The Dow 30 also had problems.
Analysts at DailyFX suggested that the nation’s budget deficit for February was expected to be $256 billion. A year earlier, in February, the U.S. posted a budget deficit of $216,590 billion.
According to the GAO report, U.S. government spending rose 3.5 percent year over year last month to $524.548 billion, while revenue, in contrast, declined 9.5 percent to $262,114 billion.
Earlier, the U.S. edition of the Washington Post published an editorial stating that the new draft budget proposed by the Biden administration undermines U.S. national security and its ability to invest in the future, because it suggests a further growth of the U.S. national debt.
The WP editorial board noted that the new draft budget assumes a $2 trillion budget deficit, including due to the high cost of providing health insurance to the elderly of the baby boomer generation.
Earlier we reported that the EU has agreed to reduce energy consumption by 11.7% by 2030.
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