Dolar AS perpanjangan penurunan pasca keputusan Fed; ECB jadi fokus – Pt Solid Berjangka

Pt Solid Berjangka Semarang – Dolar bertahan di posisi terendah lebih dari satu minggu pada hari Kamis setelah bank sentral AS terus memperkirakan ekonominya tidak berubah dengan investor mengharapkan lebih banyak penurunan jika Bank Sentral Eropa menguraikan pandangan optimisnya mengenai ekonomi.

Meskipun Fed menyampaikan kenaikan suku bunga sebesar seperempat poin persentase yang diperkirakan secara luas, beberapa analis mengharapkan pembuat kebijakan memberikan catatan yang lebih optimis mengenai ekonomi seiring RUU pajak AS mungkin akan segera terealisasi dalam beberapa minggu ke depan.

Dolar jatuh 0,6 persen terhadap sekumpulan mata uang setelah keputusan pada hari Rabu, menghapus sebagian besar kenaikannya yang mendekati 2 persen dalam tiga minggu terakhir. Pada hari Kamis, indeks dolar secara umum datar dan mempertahankan penurunan di level 93,46.

Terhadap euro, dolar sedikit melemah di level $ 1,1824 dengan para pedagang fokus pada pertemuan kebijakan ECB kemudian hari ini.

Terhadap yen, dolar beringsut naik 0,2 persen ke level 112,75 yen, setelah tergelincir 0,9 persen pada hari Rabu dan telah menjauh dari level tertinggi empat minggu di hari minggu di level 113,75 yen.

Pound menguat 0,2 persen lebih tinggi ke level $ 1,3441 pada hari Kamis sebelum pertemuan kebijakan di kemudian hari di mana Bank of England secara luas diperkirakan mempertahankan suku bunga di tingkat 0,5 persen pada hari Kamis, setelah menaikkan suku bunga untuk pertama kalinya sejak 2007 bulan lalu. (Sdm)

Sumber: Reuters

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The dollar held at more than one-week lows on Thursday after the U.S. central bank kept its economic forecasts unchanged with investors expecting more losses if the European Central Bank outlines a more optimistic outlook on the economy.

Though the Fed delivered a quarter percentage point rate hike as widely expected, some analysts expected policymakers to sound a more upbeat note on the economy thanks to a landmark U.S. tax bill that may become reality over the next few weeks.

The dollar plunged 0.6 percent against a trade-weighted basket of currencies after the decision on Wednesday, erasing a large chunk of its near 2 percent rise in the last three weeks. On Thursday, it was broadly flat and nursing losses at 93.46.

Against the euro, the dollar was slightly weaker on the day at $1.1824 with traders focused on a ECB policy meeting later today where it may bump up some of its economic forecasts.

Against the yen, the dollar inched up 0.2 percent to 112.75 yen, after sliding 0.9 percent on Wednesday and having retreated from Tuesday’s four-week high of 113.75 yen.

The pound edged 0.2 percent higher to $1.3441 on Thursday before a policy meeting later in the day where the Bank of England is widely expected to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5 percent on Thursday, after raising rates for the first time since 2007 last month.

Source: Reuters