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US Dollar Trading Around a Two-Week High Ahead of GDP Release

Posted Friday, July 26, 2019 by
Arslan Butt • 1 min read

Early on Friday, the US dollar is trading around a two-week high ahead of the release of US GDP data later today. At the time of writing, the US dollar index is trading at 97.79 over anticipation that the GDP data will reduce the likelihood of an aggressive rate cut by the Fed next week.

The recent weakness in the Euro over disappointing manufacturing data has helped increase the attractiveness of the dollar. Although the ECB didn’t cut rates at its meeting yesterday, its president Mario Draghi did signal that rates could be cut at the next meeting in September. So far, the dollar has already gained over 0.7% of its value.

The US GDP is expected to have slowed down to 1.8% in Q2 2019 from 3.1% in Q1 2019. However, markets remain optimistic that consumer spending will have climbed higher and lent some much needed support to the US economy.

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Arslan Butt // Index & Commodity Analyst
Arslan Butt is our Lead Commodities and Indices Analyst. Arslan is a professional market analyst and day trader. He holds an MBA in Behavioral Finance and is working towards his Ph.D. Before joining FX Leaders Arslan served as a senior analyst in a major brokerage firm. Arslan is also an experienced instructor and public speaker.
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