The British pound remains the poorest performer on talk of a delay to the Brexit transition period. The GBP/USD is off by o.79% on the week to date. Meanwhile, the GBP/JPY is breaking support around 146.00, while the EUR/GBP is pulling back after stretching higher to 0.8850 yesterday.
The AUD/USD is struggling at the lows, with follow on selling towards the 0.7050 level. The AUD/JPY is lower for the second straight day, testing the 79.50 level.
The euro is also falling in the face of dollar strength (and Trump belligerence), with the EUR/USD slipping to 1.1450 the support level with follow on selling this morning. The EUR/JPY is also slipping, with half of Friday’s gains now erased.
The USD/CAD is unchanged as the pair holds as the Canadian dollar recovers confidence. Meanwhile, the USD/CHF is staying close to the parity line around 1.000.
The US dollar index is pulling back after making big gains yesterday, with the USD/JPY erasing most of yesterday’s losses.
Coming up today
Today, wee have UK MPC member Haldane speaking at 11.30.
BOE governor Carney speaks at 16.20.
FOMC member Bostic speaks at 18.30.
The euro continues to weaken while the dollar goes from strength to strength. Recent lows are a likely target, making a ONE TOUCH trade attractive.
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