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Cross Border Dollars Temporarily Diverge

The ‘big’ dollar remains the go to currency. The market seems to be shifting away from wanting to own it solely as a risk aversion strategy, to one where the buck is being used as an investment currency while the EUR trades as the funding vehicle. Whatever the reason the currency has garnered further support after a stronger than anticipated payroll print. The dollars neighbor and largest trading partner, Canada, has lost some of its shine after its own job report saw the unemployment rate tick to an eight-month high (+7.5%). Friday was not the day to want to own this ‘growth proxy’ currency outright. The crosses have been working in its favor to at least stem its cross-border slide. Next weeks refunding requirements by Italy and Spain again will dictate all dollars direction.

Below are some other highlights of the week:



EUROPE Week in FX [1]

ASIA Week in FX [2]


  • Retail Sales comes to us from the USD, CHF and AUD
  • Trade data is delivered from CNY, CAD and USD
  • Central Banks monetary stance is announced by the ECB and BoE
  • Building data us reviewed in AUD, NZD and CAD
  • Jobs data is released in USD and AUD
  • Inflation situation is announced in CNY
  • The week ends with USD preliminary UoM sentiment index


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Dean Popplewell

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Dean Popplewell has nearly two decades of experience trading currencies and fixed income instruments. He has a deep understanding of market fundamentals and the impact of global events on capital markets. He is respected among professional traders for his skilled analysis and career history as global head of trading for firms such as Scotia Capital and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Since joining OANDA in 2006, Dean has played an instrumental role in driving awareness of the forex market as an emerging asset class for retail investors, as well as providing expert counsel to a number of internal teams on how to best serve clients and industry stakeholders.
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