Will the Fed reverse course on rates?

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He has already gone through major science-related journals and in the spare time, he grabs more and more information about the happenings in the space. Every day, businesses and individuals' transactions with the dollar total more than $10 trillion.

"Further US dollar weakness especially against low yielding currencies including the euro, Swiss franc and yen would be likely if the dollar index breaks below the 96.500-level", says Lee Hardman, a currency analyst at MUFG. For example, when the yuan is so weak against the Dollars, importers are able to slash their import costs.

Fed Chair Jerome Powell and other officials insist they can only consider what is happening in the economy and the appropriate policy response, and not try to second guess what the administration does or might do. Hence, any unanticipated weaknesses in the upcoming inflation and retail sales numbers are bound to intensify expectations of a Fed rate cut. Leaders of the Group of 20 will gather June 28-29 in Osaka, Japan.

"So the market is waiting for next week's Fed meeting as a chance to see by how much and for how long it is ready to ease policy".

Speaking of the Fed's policymaking committee, the president expressed exasperation that the panel raised its key short-term rate four times previous year and acted to reduce the Fed's balance sheet - action that had the effect of tightening credit - despite his public warnings against it.

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Powell, in a speech last week, opened the door to interest-rate cuts after holding in May that below-target inflation was due to transitory factors. He believes that the Fed is working against his progressive agenda by being extra hawkish.

The report from the Labor Department on Wednesday, however, showed some pockets of inflation, with rents and health care costs rising solidly, which could buy the USA central bank some time before easing monetary policy.

The first real sign of trouble that the USA economy may be fast running out steam came from Friday's jobs report that showed a big drop in payrolls in May. The federal funds futures market showed a quarter-point cut fully priced in for July, and indicated nearly 70 basis points of easing by the end of 2019. US stock index futures pared losses slightly.

Capital flows tend to move in the direction of the most advantageous or improving returns, with lower rates normally seeing investors driven out of and deterred away from a currency while rising rates have the opposite effect.

However, the U.S. currency is just as vulnerable to a steep sell-off if this week's releases add to worries about the economic outlook.

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