Dollar Falls Sharply Amid Trump’s Political Turmoil

Dollar Falls Sharply Amid Trump’s Political Turmoil


On Wednesday, the U.S. dollar fell as much as 1% vs. a basket of major currencies amid political uncertainty that surrounded the Trump administration, especially following reports that stated he had asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into Michael Flynn. Concerns as such are measured to be promoting traders to shift to safe-haven.

  • The dollar index (DXY), which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, fell to 97.40, the lowest level since Donald Trump's victory on 9th


Euro rose vs. USD and settled at $1.1150, while Eurozone matched expectations. Technically, the common currency could touch $1.12 during the day, in anticipation of the Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index.


Gold prices rose as much as 2% yesterday and were traded at $1,260, with investors going to safe-haven due to U.S. political turmoil. Technically, the yellow metal could hit new highs amid Trump’s political turmoil.


The Sterling pound boosted vs. USD and traded near $1.30, the highest level for more than 8-months, as Trump warriors have increased. Meanwhile, Cable is awaiting the UK retail sales.


Oil prices pared some of its losses as U.S. Oil inventories declined by 1.8 million barrels for the week until May 12. In addition, U.S. crude rose to $48.60, amid fresh hopes that OPEC could extend production cut deal.

The most important economic events:

  • USD Philadelphia Fed. (MAY): (GMT 17:00) – Medium- Forecast (18.5) – Previous (22).
  • EUR ECB's Draghi Speaks in Tel Aviv: (GMT 17:00) – Important

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