Market Sentiment


US dollar bullish bets rose to $13.5 billion from $11.0 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to May 16 released on Friday May 19. Economic data were positive during the week with inflation and retail sales edging higher.

US dollar net long bets fell to $11.0 billion from $12.7 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to May 9 released on Friday May 12. Economic data were positive during the week as the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged.

US dollar bullish bets fell to $12.7 billion from $ 15.28 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to May 2 released on Friday May 5. Economic data were mostly weak during the week as the GDP slowed in the first quarter and consumer prices recorded monthly declines in March.

US dollar net long bets fell to $15.28 billion from $ 15.35 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to April 25 released on Friday April 28. Economic data were mixed during the week as the expansion in manufacturing and services sector slowed in April while better than expected corporate reports pointed to improving performance of US companies in first quarter.

US dollar bullish bets rose to $15.35 billion from $ 15.04 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to April 18 released on Friday April 21. Economic data were negative during the week as consumer prices and retail sales fell despite consistently high consumer confidence.

US dollar bullish bets rose to $15.04 billion from $ 14.68 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to April 11 released on Friday April 14. Economic data were negative during the week as the increase in nonfarm payrolls in March was much lower than expected. However, the hawkish minutes from the Federal Reserve March meeting provided support to the dollar, indicating the central bank plans reducing the balance sheet later this year.

US net long bets fell to $14.68 billion from $ 15.28 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to April 4 released on Friday April 7. Economic data were mostly positive during the week as the final reading of fourth quarter GDP was revised upward to 2.1% from 1.9% while the personal consumption expenditure index, central bank’s preferred gauge of inflation, rose above Fed’s target rate of 2% to 2.1% in February.

US dollar bullish bets fell to $15.28 billion from $18.46 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to March 28 released on Friday March 31. Economic data during the week were mixed and Trump administration’s failure to secure support for healthcare reform caused a pause in recent stock market rally with investors wondering about President Trump’s ability to deliver on his promises of economic stimulus measures to boost US growth.

US net long bets rose to $18.46 billion from $17.60 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to March 21 released on Friday March 24. The Federal Reserve hiked rates 0.25 percentage points at conclusion of its March 14-15 policy meeting and economic data during the week were positive.

US dollar bullish bets rose to $17.60 billion from $15.26 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to March 14 released on Friday March 17. Economic data during the week were positive and strong nonfarm payroll report reinforced March rate hike expectations.

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