US DOLLAR The Dollar Index is little changed this morning at around 98.2 having topped out at a one-week high on Thursday at 99.1. The Dollar was pulled lower by weaker than expected US retail sales data released on Friday, plus the post-ECB rebound we saw in the Euro. Investors are now looking ahead to…

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STERLING The pound hit its lowest level against the US Dollar since January 2017 last Monday at 1.2015 but recovered thereafter on stronger than expected UK data. Average earnings, CPI and retail sales all surprised to the upside and boosted Sterling although the threat of a no-deal Brexit continues to limit any upside. Of note…

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EURO The European Central Bank pushed back their rate guidance on Thursday and pledged to remain on hold at least through the first half of 2020. The Euro rallied in response as the Governing Council stopped short of opening the door to a rate cut. EUR/USD made further gains on Friday and closed above $1.13…

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