The US dollar’s steady four-week growth came to a standstill on Monday as investors await the key inflation report. The majority of investors indulged in profit-bookings impacting the US dollar’s prospects during today’s trade. The Indian Rupee, Chinese Yuan, and Russian ruble performed better against the US dollar this week. The financial calendar is packed with impactful events including CPI data, retail sales, and speeches from Federal Reserve officials.
Most of these impactful economic events can make the US dollar rise or dip further. Therefore, investors are initiating sell-offs as the markets could start being volatile in the coming weeks. The inflation data is the most important report that shows the economic strength of the US.
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Inflation Report: US Dollar vs Oil and Gold Prices
While the US dollar dipped this week, gold prices experienced a brief pullback with the XAU/USD charts reaching $2,024. Read here to know how high gold prices could reach this year in 2024. However, oil prices remain volatile as the tensions in the Middle East are being escalated. If Israel and Palestine’s conflict remains a cause for worry, the Red Sea tensions are being added as baggage.
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In addition, the US and Iran strike in Iraq is making oil prices remain on a slippery slope. The overall commodity markets now remain at risk of heading south and the US dollar could also follow suit. However, if the inflation cools down and goes below 3%, the US dollar has more chances of making a comeback.
Historically, the US dollar has always made a strong comeback after a brief fall quickly reaching weekly highs. Therefore, the upcoming CPI data holds the key to the US dollar’s prospects that can make or break its path. Only the S&P 500 Index is growing after it climbed above 5,000 points reaching an all-time high of 5,030 points.
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