Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dollar Crunching......??

The dollar fell to a record low against the euro and touched the weakest since 1976 versus the Canadian dollar on speculation the Federal Reserve will keep cutting U.S. interest rates.
The dollar posted the biggest weekly losses versus the euro since March as the Fed's half-percentage-point interest-rate cut on Sept. 18 dimmed the allure of U.S. assets. The Fed's trade- weighted dollar index sank to its lowest in 36 years. The dollar may extend its loss next week on reports forecast to show declines in home sales, durable goods and consumer confidence.

The U.S. currency fell 1.6 percent this week to $1.4091 per euro and touched $1.4120 yesterday, the lowest since the euro's inception in January 1999. The dollar has lost 6.3 percent this year against the euro. It will drop to $1.45 per euro within two months, according to Gartman.
The New York Board of Trade's dollar index comparing the U.S. currency against six primary peers including the euro and yen, touched 78.398 yesterday, the lowest since September 1992. The Fed's major currency trade-weighted dollar index dropped to 74.78 on Sept. 20, the weakest since its inception in 1971.

Inflation Concern.....

The benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell the most since March 2006 this week on concern the Federal Reserve's surprise half-point interest-rate cut may rekindle inflation.


M Nazri said...

Bursa was effected. Concern on the inflation and the rising in oil price gives the Bursa decreasing its volume. Not much stocks move.

Ali BAba said...

Hi Nazri,
can I have ur email add coz I think u r same wif me a regulater investor isnt ? so that in futures we can share something