USD Could See a Bounce to 94.00/95.00 – Westpac

USD Could See a Bounce to 94.00/95.00 – Westpac

5 May 2016, 14:34
Roberto Jacobs

USD Could See a Bounce to 94.00/95.00 – Westpac

Strategist Richard Franulovich at Westpac believes the rebound of the greenback could test the 94.00/95.00 area.

Key Quotes

USD oversold on multiple metrics - heavy short positioning and underdone Fed hike probabilities two notable examples”.

“Fedspeak over the next couple weeks should err on the hawkish side too, signalling June is live and that global/financial risks have dissipated, reminiscent of late March when a palpably more hawkish round of Fedspeak emerged after that month’s dovish FOMC”.

USD index could see 94-95 on this bounce over the next few weeks before it peters out and the USD rolls once again”.

“The Fed is unlikely to ultimately deliver a June hike given the proximity of the UK referendum vote, US data outside payrolls looks increasingly unlikely to show a strong bounce in Q2 - softness in Q1 may not be an artefact of residual seasonality given an absence of inclement weather”.

“China’s recovery meanwhile seems likely to extend a few more months if past stimulus packages are anything to go by, a USD negative theme to the extent it keeps risk appetite supported and commodity prices strong”.


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