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Trump Hits at Fed21 August 2018 by Dave Evans

Morning Report: 07.00 London

The dollar index is under pressure, with dollar pairs building on yesterday’s gains. Trump downplayed the prospects for trade talks with China and criticised the Fed’s rate hike trajectory.

The AUD/USD is now set for its fourth day of solid gains. The EUR/USD and GBP/USD are following a similar trend, with the euro out-performing. The EUR/GBP has continued to perform well, rallying this morning, but falling just shy of 0.9000.

The USD/CAD and USD/CHF are also continuing to retreat as the dollar loses ground.

While the dollar is pressured, the yen pairs including the USD/JPY are making gains. The USD/JPY is rallying off the 110.00 level. Other yen pairs including the AUD/JPY and EUR/JPY have now recovered the opening gap lower from Friday 10th.

Coming up today

Coming up today we have UK Public Sector Net Borrowing at 09.30

New Zealand retail sales are at 23.45.

Trade Idea

The Canadian dollar has performed well of late, helped by oil prices stabilising.

Trump’s barking might bite eventually when it comes to influencing Fed policy and interest rates may well slow their advance from here. This could mean further downside for the USD/CAD.

August 21st, 2018: Trump Hits at Fed

A good way to play this is a LOWER trade predicting that the USD/CAD will close below 1.2950 in 14 days for a potential return of 150%.

August 21st, 2018: Trump Hits at Fed