EUR/USD continued to fall today, extending its decline after the release of
US GDP rose 2.9% in Q4 2017 according to the third and final estimate. The revised figure was above the predicted increase of 2.7% and the preliminary reading of 2.5%. The US economy grew by 3.2% in Q3 2017. (Event A on the chart.)
Pending home sales jumped by 3.1% in February, faster than analysts had predicted — 2.1% The January decline got a negative revision from 4.7% to 5.0%. (Event B on the chart.)
Crude oil inventories climbed by 1.6 million barrels last week, three times the forecast increase of 0.5%, but remained in the lower half of the average range for this time of year. The stockpiles shrank by 2.6% the week before. Total motor gasoline inventories dropped by 3.5% last week but remained in the upper half of the average range. (Event C on the chart.)
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