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October 18, 2019
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US Dollar Rallies as US Inflation Report Alleviates Immediate Recession Fears

US Inflation Report (CPI) Review:

  • Headline September US CPI missed expectations at 1.7% y/y, however given fears of a fair deeper setback, merchants are wanting on the US inflation report as a aid.
  • Disinflation in headline inflation might proceed: the US Dollar is close to its yearly excessive, power costs have come down in latest weeks, and the ever-present US-China commerce battle continues to sap financial progress.
  • The US Dollar rallied following the discharge as Fed charge expectations discounted barely decrease odds of motion by the FOMC later this month.

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US financial knowledge is holding sway over FX markets as merchants take a reprieve from the extraordinary US-China commerce battle headlines over the previous 24-hours. Looking for clues for the October Fed assembly, the US inflation report had market individuals on edge given rising fears of a US recession. It’s pretty typical to see low inflation coupled with low progress, in spite of everything.

The lack of a major miss – the worry going into the information – could also be serving to drive the US Dollar rebound thereafter. Headline September US CPI missed expectations at 1.7% versus 1.eight% anticipated (y/y), whereas US core CPI got here in unchanged at 2.four% (y/y).

Disinflation in headline inflation might proceed: the US Dollar is close to its yearly excessive, power costs have come down in latest weeks, and the ever-present US-China commerce battle continues to sap financial progress. The US Dollar rallied following the discharge as Fed charge expectations discounted barely decrease odds of motion by the FOMC later this month.

Here are the information driving the US Dollar this morning:

USD Consumer Price Index (SEP): zero.zero% versus zero.1% anticipated, from zero.1% (m/m).

USD Consumer Price Index (SEP): 1.7% versus 1.eight% anticipated, from 1.7% (y/y).

– USD CPI ex Food & Energy (SEP): zero.1% versus 2.1% anticipated, from zero.three% (m/m).

– USD CPI ex Food & Energy (SEP): 2.four% as anticipated, from 2.four% (y/y).

See the DailyFX Economic Calendar for Thursday, October 10, 2019.

DXY Index Price Chart: 1-minute Timeframe (October 10, 2019) (Chart 1)

Following the inflation report, the US Dollar (through the DXY Index) continued its rebound from earlier within the day. The DXY Index initially rallied from 98.71 to as excessive as 98.81 following the discharge, however was buying and selling again greater at 98.78 on the time this report was written.

Read extra: US Dollar Gains Limited Ahead of FOMC Minutes – Key Levels for DXY Index & USD/JPY

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— Written by Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Senior Currency Strategist

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