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Dollar strengthens after Fed rate hike

By IFCMarkets

US dollar net long bets edged higher last week to $23.69 billion from $23.17 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to October 2 and released on Friday October 5. The dollar bullish bets rose as the Federal Reserve implemented third quarter-point rate hike and signaled another rate hike in December. The 4.5% increase in orders for durable goods in August, faster than forecast, also supported dollar sentiment.

 

CFTC Sentiment vs Exchange Rate

October 02 2018 Bias Ex RateTrend Position $ mln Weekly Change
CAD bearish positive -1442 67
AUD bearish negative -5154 67
EUR bearish negative -1025 -1568
GBP bearish positive -4812 712
CHF bearish negative -1709 375
JPY bearish positive -9556 1143
Total -23698

 

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