Euro slips on Italian political risk and U.S. bond yield rise
Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:28 WIB | CURRENCIES | Euro

The euro hovered near five-month lows on Thursday as investors fretted about the demands of Italian populist parties and as a fresh rise in U.S. government bond yields underpinned demand for the dollar.

The euro laboured close to the $1.18 mark at $1.1795 and down 0.1 percent on the day, slightly above the $1.1763 2018 low it hit on Wednesday.

The euro has slumped from more than $1.24 in April after a blistering dollar rally in which investors have bet that U.S. interest rates will need to rise further to curb inflation while other central banks postpone tightening.

That has forced investors with big positions against the dollar, which had been predicted to fall in 2018, to rush to unwind and cover their positions, pushing the greenback even higher.

Some analysts say the market is still complacent about the possibility of the dollar rising.

The dollar index paused at 93.373 below the 2018 high of

U.S. Treasury yields continued their recent rally with the 10-year government bond yield hitting 3.12 percent, the highest since 2011.

The dollar rose 0.2 percent 110.575 yen, its highest since January.

The Australian dollar added 0.2 percent to $0.7529 after gaining 0.6 percent overnight, buoyed by a rise in prices of commodities such as copper. Other commodity-linked currencies like the Canadian dollar also advanced.

Source: Reuters

RELATED NEWS

AUD/JPY Struggling to Maintain 84.00, Slips Ahead of RBA Lowe Speech
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 09:12 WIB

AUD/JPY bergerak lebih rendah di sesi awal hari Rabu, menguji tepat di bawah level utama 84,00. Aussie rebound kuat untuk memulai minggu ini, tetapi momentum bullish sedang memburuk dengan cepat, dan AUD/JPY kembali turun setelah mencatatkan level dua bulan tertinggi di 84,48 kemarin. Pada awal se...

Dollar weakens as focus turns to Fed minutes
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:58 WIB

Dolar tergelincir pada hari Selasa setelah enam hari kenaikan berturut-turut, seiring melemahnya imbal hasil Treasury AS dan investor mencari insentif baru untuk membeli mata uang setelah rally hampir 7 persen sejak pertengahan Februari. Uptrend baru-baru ini dolar telah didukung oleh data ekonomi ...

Dollar Slips as Rally Loses Momentum
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:58 WIB

Dolar jatuh pada Selasa ini dari level tertinggi lima bulan, pasca kehilangan momentum setelah reli yang luas akan meningkatnya imbal hasil obligasi AS dan bantuan pada pelonggaran dalam ketegangan perdagangan AS-Cina. Indeks dolar terhadap sekeranjang enam mata uang utama terakhir diperdagangkan p...

EUR/USD Seen Stabilizing Around 1.1800 “ Danske Bank
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 13:39 WIB

Analis di Danske Bank Aila Mihr menyarankan pasangan ini sekarang bisa terlihat stabilkan diri di sekitar 1,1800. "EUR/USD menyentuh level terendahnya sejak Desember kemarin setelah kombinasi dukungan USD dari rates dan sisi negatif EUR dari kekhawatiran pemerintah Italia terus membebani". "Untuk ...

GBP/JPY Shrinks Away From 149.00 Ahead of UK Inflation Figures
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10:12 WIB

GBP/JPY melemah di awal perdagangan Tokyo, menyentuh 148,75 karena Sterling terus tersandung terhadap Yen Jepang. Yen mendapatkan traksi dalam perdagangan Selasa pagi menyusul komentar Gubernur Bank of Japan (BoJ) Kuroda yang menyoroti kekhawatiran bank sentral tentang dampak jangka panjang dan efe...

ANOTHER NEWS
Tokyo Stocks Close Lower on Jitters Over US-N.Korea Talk
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 13:37 WIB Tokyo stocks closed lower Wednesday with investor sentiment hurt by downbeat remarks from US President Donald Trump on planned talks with the North Korea's leader, and trade with China. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 1.18 percent or 270.60...

DISCLAIMER

Seluruh materi atau konten yang tersaji di dalam website ini hanya bersifat informatif saja, dan tidak dimaksudkan sebagai pegangan serta keputusan dalam investasi atau jenis transaksi lainnya. Kami tidak bertanggung jawab atas segala akibat yang timbul dari penyajian konten tersebut. Semua pihak yang mengunjungi website ini harus membaca Terms of Service (Syarat dan Ketentuan Layanan) terlebih dahulu dan dihimbau untuk melakukan analisis secara independen serta memperoleh saran dari para ahli dibidangnya.