FOREX TradingCharts.com

Forex News: U.S. Dollar Weakens As Soft Data Lifts Rate

U.S. Dollar Weakens As Soft Data Lifts Rate Cut Hopes

07/03/2024 - 13:27:00 (RTTNews)

(RTTNews) - The U.S. dollar moved down against its major counterparts in the New York session on Wednesday, amid growing hopes of a rate cut by the Federal Reserve in September following the release of weak labour market data and ISM services PMI.

Data from payroll processor ADP showed that U.S. private sector employment increased slightly less than expected in the month of June.

ADP said private sector employment climbed by 150,000 jobs in June after rising by an upwardly revised 157,000 jobs in May.

Economists had expected private sector employment to increase by 160,000 jobs compared to the addition of 152,000 jobs originally reported for the previous month.

Data from the Labor Department showed a modest increase in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended June 29.

The report said initial jobless claims rose to 238,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week's revised level of 234,000.

Economists had expected jobless claims to inch up to 235,000 from the 233,000 originally reported for the previous week.

A report released by the Institute for Supply Management showed an unexpected contraction in U.S. service sector activity in the month of June.

The ISM said its services PMI slid to 48.8 in June from 53.8 in May, with a reading below 50 indicating contraction. Economists had expected the index to edge down to 52.5.

Weaker-than-expected economic data raised the likelihood of a rate cut in September.

The greenback dropped to 2-day lows of 160.76 against the yen and 0.8985 against the franc, from an early 38-year high of 161.95 and nearly a 5-week high of 0.9050, respectively. The greenback is poised to challenge support around 147.00 against the yen and 0.88 against the franc.

The greenback weakened to near 3-week lows of 1.0816 against the euro and 1.2777 against the pound, off its early highs of 1.0736 and 1.2667, respectively. The greenback is likely to face support around 1.10 against the euro and 1.31 against the pound.

The greenback declined to near a 6-month low of 0.6733 against the aussie and 8-day lows of 1.3617 against the loonie and 0.6129 against the kiwi, down from its early highs of 0.6662, 1.3686 and 0.6069, respectively. The currency is seen finding support around 0.68 against the aussie, 1.34 against the loonie and 0.63 against the kiwi.

The Fed minutes from the June 11-12 meeting will be published at 2 pm ET.

For comments and feedback: contact editorial@rttnews.com

Copyright(c) 2024 RTTNews.com. All Rights Reserved

Market News provided by RTTNews

RECENT FOREX and ECONOMIC NEWS STORIES


Canadian Dollar Declines As Weak Retail Sales Data Lifts Rate Cut Hopes (41 min(s), 26 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The Canadian dollar dropped against its major counterparts in the New York session on ...Full Story»

Antipodean Currencies Fall Amid Risk Aversion (08 hr(s), 0 min(s),33 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The Antipodean currencies such as the Australia and the New Zealand dollars weakened a ...Full Story»

Yen Slides Against Majors (09 hr(s), 0 min(s),34 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The Japanese yen weakened against other major currencies in the Asian session on Frida ...Full Story»

U.S. Dollar Rises Against Majors (09 hr(s), 15 min(s), 34 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The U.S. dollar strengthened against other major currencies in the Asian session on Fr ...Full Story»

NZ Dollar Drops Against Majors (09 hr(s), 24 min(s), 34 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The New Zealand dollar weakened against other major currencies in the Asian session on ...Full Story»

Australian Dollar Falls Against Majors (09 hr(s), 33 min(s), 34 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The Australian dollar weakened against other major currencies in the Asian session on ...Full Story»

Euro Declines As ECB Holds Rates Steady (17 min(s), 26 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The euro was lower against its most major counterparts on Thursday, as the European Ce ...Full Story»

Australian Dollar Recovers After Strong Jobs Data (08 hr(s), 51 min(s), 33 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The Australian dollar recovered from recent losses against other major currencies in t ...Full Story»

Search

FOREX NEWS

Canadian Dollar Declines As Weak Retail Sales Data Lifts Rate Cut Hopes

07/19/2024 - 12:26 PM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - The Canadian dollar dropped against its major counterparts in the New York session on ...Full Story>>

Antipodean Currencies Fall Amid Risk Aversion

07/19/2024 - 03:44 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - The Antipodean currencies such as the Australia and the New Zealand dollars weakened a ...Full Story>>

Yen Slides Against Majors

07/19/2024 - 02:43 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - The Japanese yen weakened against other major currencies in the Asian session on Frida ...Full Story>>

U.S. Dollar Rises Against Majors

07/19/2024 - 02:28 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - The U.S. dollar strengthened against other major currencies in the Asian session on Fr ...Full Story>>

NZ Dollar Drops Against Majors

07/19/2024 - 02:18 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - The New Zealand dollar weakened against other major currencies in the Asian session on ...Full Story>>

Do not sell my personal information

Copyright © 2024. All market data is provided by Barchart Solutions. Information is provided "as is" and solely for informational purposes, not for trading purposes or advice. To see all exchange delays and terms of use, please see disclaimer.