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EUR/USD drops further after US CPI numbers

FXStreet (Córdoba) - EUR/USD fell from 1.2700 to 1.2665, hitting a fresh 1-week low. The pair weakened after the release of US inflation numbers that boosted the USD across the board.

The euro was recovering from 1.2679 (previous daily low) and before the report climbed back above 1.2700 to 1.2727. Then started to retreated and plummeted after the data. Currently trades at 1.2674/75, down 0.30% for the day.

USD gains momentum after CPI

According to the US Department of Labor Statistics the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.1% in September, slightly above the increase of 0.2% expected. The annual rate remained unchanged at 1.7%; analyst were expecting a decline to 1.6%.

Greenback rose across the board after the report. Higher inflation numbers increase expectations about a rate hike by the FED sooner than previously expected.

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