Stock markets are continuing their losing streak, with US yields rises stabilising. In this environment, the US dollar is struggling, helping dollar pairs to rise.
The AUD/USD is higher for the third day in a row, as the 0.7050 level holds. The GBP/USD remains strong, notching up small gains this morning as sterling continues to rise towards the September highs.
The euro continues to lag, with the EUR/USD volatile yesterday, but ultimately finishing slightly higher, with small gains this morning. The EUR/GBP remains pressured after dropping below 87.50 yesterday. The EUR/CHF is mixed, with the 1.1400 level holding for now.
The USD/CAD reversed yesterday following five days of gains as the dollar finally gave up its recent pressure. The USD/CHF is stuck just below 0.9950 as the dollar and Swiss franc safe haven cancel each other out.
The USD/JPY is making small gains after slumping from 114.50 last week on strong demand for the Japanese yen. The AUD/JPY and EUR/JPY are following a similar pattern with two days of gains following consecutive losses. The GBP/JPY continues to hold up relatively well though, staying within reach of the highs.
Today, we have UK GDP and manufacturing production at 09.30.
MPC member Haldane speaks at 10.00.
US PPI is at 13.30.
FOMC member Bostic speaks at 23.00.
The Australian dollar has recovered well these last few days as the dollar backs off the pace. However, considerable risks still remain with China a tinder box of risk. The long term trend is lower and it could pay to stick with this.