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USD: Key pillars of divergence on shaky ground - TDS

According to Mazen Issa, senior FX strategist at TD Securities, the key pillars of divergence that supported the USD this year - macro, policy and asset prices - are now on a shaky footing.

Key Quotes

“The Fed has lowered its dot plot and terminal rate while flagging concerns over global developments.”

“This returns the focus to rate spreads as a G10FX driver going forward. The USD's correlation is reverting more decisively towards rates and away from equity performance.”

“Equities still matter for FX, but these will have a differentiated impact. We think market sentiment will not improve amid a more cautious Fed. Unresolved trade disputes and an increasingly toxic US political climate suggest further risk reduction is likely.”

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