FOREX WEEKLY REVIEW: March 24th, 2024 – March 30th, 2024

FOREX WEEKLY REVIEW: March 24th, 2024 – March 30th, 2024

FOREX WEEKLY REVIEW: March 24th, 2024 – March 30th, 2024

Posted on April 1, 2024 Admin

Risk on the Rise: Dollar Weakens, Equities Soar

This past week in forex was a surprising one, marked by a continuation of the dollar’s weakness and a surge in investor optimism. Despite lingering concerns about inflation and central bank policy tightening, the overall market sentiment remained risk-on. This risk-on mood fueled significant gains for the stock market, with both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500 reaching all-time highs.

Dollar Loses Steam

The U.S. dollar continued its recent slump this week, ending as the weakest major currency. This weakness coincided with the positive performance of both equities and commodities. Some analysts attribute this to growing investor belief in a potential U.S. economic soft landing, where inflation cools without triggering a recession. Additionally, the release of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes hinted at a possible moderation in the Federal Reserve’s hawkish stance on interest rates, further dampening demand for the dollar.

Winners and Losers

The dollar’s decline translated to gains for several other currencies. Sterling (GBP) and the Antipodeans (AUD and NZD) were among the week’s strongest performers. The Australian and New Zealand dollars benefitted from a combination of factors, including rising commodity prices and a positive outlook for the Chinese economy.

Looking Ahead

The coming week will likely see forex traders closely following economic data releases and central bank pronouncements. Key data points to watch include upcoming inflation figures and employment reports from major economies.

Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only and should not be considered financial advice.

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