The Dollar Sags in APAC

The dollar nursed its wounds after falling sharply overnight. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against six currencies, fell as low as 91.405 overnight, compared with levels around the 92 handle over the past two weeks. The dollar index last stood at 91.483.

Against the Japanese currency, the dollar fetched 108.45 yen, a touch above levels around 108.41 seen in the last session.

Stephen Innes, APAC head of trading at OANDA, said traders were concerned with the impact Hurricane Harvey might have on data that could eventually lead “the Fed to sit on their hands for the rest of 2017.” Higher-than-expected U.S. jobless claims and geopolitical concerns also weighed on the currency, Innes said.


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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