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Dollar Moves Lower on Strength in EUR/USD and Expectations for a Fed Rate Cut

The dollar index (DXY00) on Tuesday fell by -0.368 (-0.37%). Dec euro-fx futures (E6Z9) closed up by +0.0059 (+0.53%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) rose by +0.0066 (+0.60%). Dec yen futures (J6Z9) closed down by -0.0014 (-0.15%), and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) rose by +0.06 (+0.06%). The dollar index fell back Tuesday on strength in EUR/USD and on expectations for the FOMC to cut interest rates on Wednesday at the conclusion of its 2-day FOMC meeting by -25 bp to 1.75%-2.00%. EUR/USD moved higher Tuesday today after the German Sep ZEW survey expectations of economic growth rose +21.6 to -22.5, stronger than expectations of +6.1 to -38.0. USD/JPY climbed to a new 6-week high Tuesday ahead of the BOJ's 2-day policy meeting on Wednesday/Thursday. The yen weakened after former BOJ deputy governor Yamaguchi said Tuesday that a move by the BOJ to deepen negative interest rates can't be ruled out after the BOJ recently said that it is more open to additional easing. Tuesday's U.S. economic data was positive for the dollar after Aug U.S> manufacturing production rose +0.5%, stronger than expectations of +0.2%, and Aug industrial production rose +0.6%, stronger than expectations of +0.2% and the biggest increase in a year. Also, the U.S. Sep NAHB housing market index unexpectedly rose +1 to an 11-month high of 68, stronger than expectations of unchanged at 66.
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