EM Asia FX Higher

 The dollar's softer tone on Tuesday seems to be mainly due
to position adjustment among market participants, he added.     
    May will say Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves
it "half in, half out" of the European Union, according to her
office, in a speech setting out her 12 priorities for upcoming
divorce talks with the bloc. 
    Those priorities will include leaving the EU's single market
and regaining full control of Britain's borders, several
newspapers have reported, reinforcing investor fears of a "Hard
Brexit" which have pummelled the pound.
    Investors are also looking to speeches by U.S. Federal
Reserve officials this week and Republican Donald Trump's
inauguration as U.S. President on Jan. 20, for near-term
catalysts on the dollar and Asian currencies.
    Stephen Innes, senior trader for FX broker OANDA in
Singapore, said the dollar's broadly weaker tone on Tuesday was
probably driven by position adjustments.
    "If you look at this long dollar trade, which is still on
the books, it hasn't been cleared out," Innes said.
    Asian currencies have risen broadly so far in January, with
some of those gains coming after a news conference by Trump last
week offered little clarity on his fiscal policies and
disappointed dollar bulls.


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Stephen Innes

Stephen Innes

Head of Trading APAC at OANDA
Stephen has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets and currently based in Singapore as the Head of Trading Asia Pacific with OANDA. Stephen's market views focus on the movement of G-10 and ASEAN Currencies. His views appear in Bloomberg, CNBC.Reuters, New York Times WSJ and the Economist. His media appearances include Bloomberg TV & Radio, BBC International, Sky TV, Channel News Asia, ASTRO AWANI and BFM Malaysia. Stephen has an extensive trading experience in Spot and Forward FX, Currency and Interest Rate Futures, Money Market Derivatives and Precious Metals. Before joining OANDA, he worked with organisations like Nat West, Chemical Bank, Garvin Guy Butler, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Stephen was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
Stephen Innes