A word of caution about today’s Dollar Bounce

Oct. 20, 2017 12:27 a.m. ET

Some analysts urged caution about Friday’s dollar gains.

Peter Chia Siong, a forex strategist at broker UOB Kay Hian in Singapore, said the dollar’s near-term direction “hinges not only on the tax reforms” but who Mr. Trump will tap to lead the Federal Reserve for the coming four years.

News reports that he is leaning toward Fed Gov. Jerome Powell weighed on the dollar Thursday as he is considered a dovish candidate. The White House has indicated Mr. Trump will make a decision before leaving for a trip to Asia next month.

“The stronger dollar doesn’t sit well with the U.S. administration’s goal to encourage exports,” said Stephen Innes, head of trading for Asia at Oanda. “They don’t want to tip the apple cart against the economy.”

Fox Business via WSJ

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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