US Dollar Index: Hawkish Fed concerns, yield curve inversion propel DXY to three-month high


US Dollar Index (DXY) seesaws around the December 2022 highs, making rounds to 105.60-65 during early Wednesday, as the greenback bulls take a breather after the biggest daily jump in five months.

US Dollar Index: Hawkish Fed concerns, yield curve inversion propel DXY to three-month highSourceMoneyGuru-

The US Dollar’s gauge versus the six major currencies cheered hawkish comments from Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell, as well as the widest negative yield differentials between the 10-year and two-year US Treasury bonds, to please the bulls. However, the market’s reassessments of hawkish Fed concerns and a lack of major data/events join a cautious mood ahead of Fed Chair Powell’s second round of testimony, this time in front of the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, to probe the DXY buyers of late.SourceMoneyGuru-

Fed’s Powell surprised markets by showing readiness for more rate hikes and bolstered the bets of a 50 bps Fed rate hike in March. The policymaker propelled the “higher for longer” Fed rate expectations and bolstered the US Treasury bond yields while weighing on the equities.SourceMoneyGuru-

That said, the US 10-year Treasury bond yields rose 0.15% while closing around 3.97% on Tuesday but the two-year counterpart gained 2.60% on a day when poking the highest levels since 2007, to 5.02% at the latest. With this, the difference between the 10-year and two-year bond coupons marked the widest yield curve inversion in 40 years and portrays the recession, which in turn underpins the US Dollar’s safe-haven demand.SourceMoneyGuru-

Apart from the Fed chatters and yields, the US-China tension and an uptick in the US Wholesale Trade in January also allowed the DXY to remain firmer.SourceMoneyGuru-

It should be noted that the S&P 500 Futures remain indecisive while waiting for more signals to track Wall Street’s losses.SourceMoneyGuru-

Moving on, Fed Chair Powell’s second round of testimony may not be too interesting but won’t be ignored whereas the US ADP Employment Change, the early signal for Friday’s US Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP), will be observed more closely for clear directions of the US Dollar Index.SourceMoneyGuru-

Technical analysis

The first daily closing beyond the 100-DMA since early November 2022 directs the US Dollar Index toward the 200-DMA hurdle of 106.70.SourceMoneyGuru-

Dollar Index SpotSourceMoneyGuru-

Today last price 105.66
Today Daily Change 0.03
Today Daily Change % 0.03
Today daily open 105.63
Daily SMA20 104.22
Daily SMA50 103.4
Daily SMA100 104.79
Daily SMA200 106.83
Previous Daily High 105.66
Previous Daily Low 104.12
Previous Weekly High 105.36
Previous Weekly Low 104.09
Previous Monthly High 105.36
Previous Monthly Low 100.81
Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 104.37
Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 104.49
Daily Pivot Point S1 104.06
Daily Pivot Point S2 103.85
Daily Pivot Point S3 103.53
Daily Pivot Point R1 104.59
Daily Pivot Point R2 104.91
Daily Pivot Point R3 105.12



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