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Soft US data sends EUR/USD higher – Danske

FXStreet (Barcelona) - The Danske Bank Research Team notes that soft US data released yesterday put downward pressure on treasury yields and sent EUR/USD higher.

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“A run of soft US data yesterday put downward pressure on treasury yields and send EUR/USD higher. The durable goods orders report showed a drop in core capital goods orders for a second month in a row, suggesting a significant slowdown in capex spending in Q4.”

“Initial jobless claims increased by 31,000 last week, which likely reflects that the cold weather and snow storms are having an impact on hiring.”

“The final reading of University of Michigan’s consumer confidence for November was lowered slightly from the preliminary reading but still stands at the highest level in seven years.”

“More important, inflation expectations in the survey trended lower with the 5-year ahead expectations down from 2.8% to 2.6%. This adds to other survey-based inflation expectations measures, which have also drifted lower in the past two months.”

“The minutes from the October FOMC meeting showed that Fed members are paying close attention to these measures and if the downward trend continues it could move the timing of the first rate hike.”

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