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US Dollar Stabilizes and Bonds Rise with Poor Producer Prices

2019-07-12 05:56 pm | Resource: NEWS | No Views : 39

US Dollar Stabilizes and Bonds Rise with Poor Producer Prices

The US dollar stabilized on Friday as a slight rise in core inflation failed to deter expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates by the end of July.

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Treasury bonds rise due to weak US producer prices

On Friday, traders bought US sovereign debt, leading to lower yields on expectations of a rate cut as the Federal Reserve expressed concerns about underdevelopment and suggested it might ease policy. Although yesterday's data on consumer price growth were relative, today's June update at factory gate levels was more certain that the central bank's action was warranted.

Producer price inflation fell 0.1 percentage point to 1.7 percent, the lowest level since January 2017, while input prices showed a more worrisome trend. The non-processed commodity index fell on an annual basis for the sixth month in a row. The decline reached 11% and energy declined 19%, both the most since May 2016.

US yields fell for two years by 2.8 basis points at 12:14 pm to 1.845%. The 10-year rate dropped by 1.5 points to 2.214% and the 30-year yield fell by one point to 2.651%. The corresponding futures contract rose 0.04%, 0.14% and 0.18%, respectively.

Dollar trading against major currencies
  • The dollar index, which measures the strength of the dollar against a basket of six major currencies, fell 0.1% to 96.6615
  • The greenback was down against the yen, with USD / JPY shedding 0.4% to 108.07.
  • The euro stabilized, with EUR / USD falling at 1.1247
  • The USD / CAD lost 0.2% to 1.3040
  • While the GBP / USD was up 0.3% at 1.2549.


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