Range Bound Dollar persists

In the currency market, the dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, rose to 101.14 at 9:40 a.m. HK/SIN, up from an earlier low of 100.91.

“Trader frustration is building as narrow trading ranges persist because contrasting market drivers confuse and the Trump headline effect is waning,” said Stephen Innes, a senior trader at OANDA.

Innes added that there were still enough moving parts to keep things interesting in the currency market, with “European risks smoldering and Fed minutes on tap as Fed watch is creeping back into the headlines.”


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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