The euro was falling against the US dollar during the entire day today. The positive macroeconomic reports that have been released from the USA have pulled the currency pair even deeper.
Markit manufacturing PMI rose to 54.3 according to its final report for December. That’s slightly better than 54.2 of the preliminary report. (Event A on the chart.)
ISM manufacturing PMI rose from 53.2 to 54.7 in December. The median forecast for this indicator had been at 53.8. (Event B on the chart.)
US construction spending rose by 0.9% in November following a growth by 0.6% in October (revised from 0.5%). Market strategists expected it to grow by 0.5% in November. (Event B on the chart.)
On Friday, the Chicago PMI report has shown a fall from 57.6 to 54.6 in December. The expectation had been for a slight drop to 56.8. (Not shown on the chart.)
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