Solid Gold Berjangka ~  Dolar AS tergelincir pasca testimoni Yellen

forek 2Solid Gold Berjangka ~ Dolar tertekan terhadap sekeranjang mata uang pada hari Kamis setelah Ketua Federal Reserve Janet Yellen tidak terdengar hawkish seperti yang diantisipasi banyak orang, sementara dolar Kanada berada di dekat level tertinggi 13 bulan setelah bank sentral negara tersebut menaikkan suku bunga untuk kali pertama sejak 2010

Perekonomian AS cukup sehat bagi the Fed untuk menaikkan suku bunga dan mulai mengurangi portofolio obligasinya yang besar, meskipun inflasi rendah dapat meninggalkan bank sentral dengan pengurangan kelonggaran, Yellen mengatakan pada penampilan setengah tahunannya sebelum Kongres pada hari Rabu.

Dolar tergelincir seiring komentar Yellen memicu penurunan yang signifikan dalam hasil Treasury AS.

Indeks dolar terhadap sekeranjang mata uang utama datar di level 95,758 setelah mundur ke level terendah 95,511 hari sebelumnya, yang merupakan level terlemah dalam 12 hari.

Greenback berada 0,2 persen lebih tinggi di level 113,440 yen setelah kehilangan sekitar 0,7 persen semalam, di saat tergelincir dari level tertinggi empat bulan di dekat level 114.495 yang disentuh pada awal pekan ini menyusul ekspektasi perbedaan kebijakan moneter AS-Jepang.

Euro sedikit berubah di level $ 1,1419, setelah menjejaki posisi tertinggi 14 bulan di level $ 1,1489 pada hari Rabu. Mata uang bersama telah naik tipis bulan ini dengan spekulasi bahwa ECB akan mulai membalikkan kebijakan moneternya yang sangat longgarnya lebih cepat daripada perkiraan. (sdm)

Sumber: Reuters

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The dollar was capped against a basket of currencies early on Thursday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen did not sound as hawkish as many had anticipated, while the Canadian dollar stood near a 13-month high after its country’s central bank hiked interest rates for the first time since 2010.

The U.S. economy is healthy enough for the Fed to raise rates and begin winding down its massive bond portfolio, though low inflation may leave the central bank with diminished leeway, Yellen said at her semiannual appearance before Congress on Wednesday.

The dollar slipped as Yellen’s comments sparked a significant decline in U.S. Treasury yields.

The dollar index against a basket of major currencies was flat at 95.758 after retreating to as low as 95.511 the previous day, its weakest in 12 days.

The greenback was 0.2 percent higher at 113.440 yen after losing about 0.7 percent overnight, when it was pulled back from a four-month high near 114.495 scaled earlier in the week on expectations of U.S.-Japan monetary policy divergence.

The euro was little changed at $1.1419, having reached a 14-month high of $1.1489 on Wednesday. The common currency has edged up steadily this month on speculation that the ECB would begin reversing its very easy monetary policy sooner rather than later.

Source: Reuters

 

 

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