US Dollar Index (/DXY) edges higher above 103.50 following strong GDP growth in the US. Economists at MUFG Bank analyze Dollar’s outlook.
We now go into next week’s FOMC meeting on the back of a much stronger GDP print but still compelling evidence of disinflation.
The tone from Fed Chair Jerome Powell is likely to remain cautious on near-term rate cuts being delivered but just like with the ECB on Thursday, a more favourable tone on inflation could be enough to keep alive expectations of a cut in March.
The near-term US Dollar bias remains to the upside though and we look set to test and breach the year-to-date high in DXY recorded on Tuesday at 103.82.