Dollar Remains Bullish

Despite the future of Fed monetary policy being uncertain, Dollar remains bullish relative to modern rivals.

As the US dollar maintained its upward trend against contemporary rivals this week, traders were closely monitoring the USD/Yen exchange rate. The USD was priced at 104.60 on February 24; this price is still in effect today. Despite the Fed’s monetary policy’s uncertain future and conflicting US economic statistics, the greenback has continued to gain ground.

The US Federal Reserve, according to reports, is committed to maintaining its war against inflation until it hits its desired goal of 2%. The USD is supported versus a basket of the six most important currencies by the fact that this tightening cycle is far from over. Strong labor market data and assessed consumer spending show that inflationary forces are still present even though the Fed’s monetary policy is ambiguous.

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According to Japan’s inflation statistics, consumer prices rose 4.3% in January over the prior year, which is the highest amount in 40 years. The new governor of the Bank of Japan, Katsueda, believes that the existing monetary policy is reasonable and necessary, arguing that the acceleration of inflation is supported by increasing input costs and has nothing to do with the severely weak domestic demand reflected in the labor cost index. Katsueda’s final policy meeting, which will be held on March 9–10, will effectively define his 10-year term by his monetary policy position.

The future governor of the Bank of Japan did not advocate for the Japanese Yen in his address. The Yen originally gained ground against the USD, reaching a high of 104.40, but later fell back to its prior closing price of 134.70. The GPI shared shop fluctuations in the 70 pip range, a reversal in particular youth, and the pair were discussed by investors as they listened to the bank’s new chief and his deputies.

The upbeat atmosphere on Wall Street helped the stock indexes in Australia and New Zealand advance on Friday. As Katsueda gave his inaugural speech on Friday, Japan’s stock indices also rose. Markets in the Asia-Pacific region were primarily affected by expectations and rate decisions this week.

The Reserve Bank of Australia increased the rate to a 10-year high on February 7, while the rate in New Zealand was increased by half a percentage point. The Japanese Central Bank appears to be sticking to its dovish policy, and the US dollar is still the dominant currency in the world.

The Dollar Index was stable at the beginning of the Asian session, trading between 104.40 and 104.16. Until the release of the data on personal consumption and spending later in the North American session, the quote is likely to remain on this channel throughout the day.

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In conclusion, the USD has maintained its bullish momentum against contemporary rivals even if the Fed’s monetary policy outlook is still hazy. The policy meeting on March 9–10 will determine Katsueda’s position on monetary policy in Japan, with the Governor deeming the current course of action appropriate and necessary. Traders will be closely monitoring personal consumption and spending data later in the North American session as the USD/Yen exchange rate is unchanged at 104.60.