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Dollar Lower on Weaker JOLTS Data


The U.S. dollar index is lower.

The euro currency firmed to its highest level in two months due to expectations the European Central Bank will keep raising interest rates in the coming months.

Euro zone producer prices declined for a fifth consecutive month and by more than predicted in February. Eurostat said prices at factory gates declined by 0.5% month-on-month in February. Economists had expected a monthly decline in prices of 0.3%.

The Reserve Bank of Australia held its cash rate steady at 3.6% at its policy meeting today, as expected, marking the first pause in the central bank’s hiking cycle since it began raising rates in May 2022.


Stock index futures are higher.

The Logistics Manager’s Index in the U.S. declined to a record low of 51.1 in March, pointing to the weakest growth in the logistics sector since records were first kept in 2016. The Logistics Manager’s Survey is a monthly report aimed at showing the status of the U.S. logistics situation.

The 9:00 central time February factory orders report is expected to show a 0.4% decline.

The 9:00 February Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) is anticipated to be 10.4 million.

Stock index futures have performed very well considering recent strains in the international financial system.


Loretta Mester of the Federal Reserve will speak at 5:45 this afternoon.

Futures are lower due the hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials.

Underlying support remains due to the belief that central banks will not be able to keep raising interest rates much longer.

The technicals and fundamentals for futures have become more supportive since early March.


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