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More Fed Officials Signal Patience, US CPIs Take Center Stage

Headlines that China’s Vice Premier will visit the US later this month for further trade negotiations may have kept hopes over a final accord elevated, something evident by another day of risk-on trading. Further dovish remarks by Fed officials, including Chair Powell, may have helped somewhat as well. As for today, focus is likely to turn to the US CPI data for December, especially after Powell noted that inflation remains and under control.

Powell and Co. Patient on Future Hikes, Focus Turns on US Inflation

The dollar traded mixed against the other G10 currencies on Thursday. It gained the most against the safe-havens CHF and JPY, with the former also feeling the heat of the SNB’s announcement that it recorded a CHF 15bn loss last year. The best performing currencies were once again the commodity-linked NZD and AUD.

The activity in the FX sphere suggests that market sentiment remained supported for another day. Major EU and US indices closed their sessions in the green, with the positive sentiment rolling into the Asian session today. Although this week’s trade negotiations between China and the US did not result in any final accord, they finished on a positive note, leaving the door open for...

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