USD would remain subdued near term – Westpac

By FXstreet.com | Updated July 30, 2014 AAA

FXStreet (Edinburgh) - Sean Callow, Analyst at Westpac Global Markets Strategy Group, believes USD-bulls need to be more patient.



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“It has been another lousy week for US dollar bulls, particularly given the strength of the US June employment report. Headline job creation of 288k took the 3 month average gain to 272k, the swiftest pace since early 2012, with 1.4 million jobs growth in total over H1 2014”.



“The 10 year Treasury note yield jumped from 2.63% to 2.68% but this move fizzled out to a 2.64% close into the long weekend… the rally in German bunds is such that the 10 year yield spread has actually moved in favour of USD since end-May”.



“This should eventually work against EUR/USD and we retain a negative bias over a multi-month time frame. But near term, it seems that USD sentiment will not show notable improvement until US yields break substantially higher on a stronger economy rather than retreating back into ranges still a long way below end-2013 yields”.



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