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The dollar rose against most major currencies Tuesday after Citigroup Inc. said it will sell a $7.5 billion stake to the Abu Dhabi government, restoring some confidence in battered U.S. banks.
A parade of economic data in the next couple weeks will tell volumes about the economy and the Fed’s chances for achieving a soft landing.
The dollar was little changed against the euro and down against the yen Monday with investors finding few reasons to change their view that more Federal Reserve interest rate cuts are imminent.
The odds now point to a U.S. economic recession that slows global growth significantly even if necessary policy changes are implemented, former U.S. Treasury secretary Larry Summers said.
The euro set a fresh record high against the dollar early Friday, though the $1.50 level remained out of reach when the euro was knocked more than a cent off its peak by comments from a euro zone policymaker.
The dollar hit new record lows against the euro, the Swiss franc and a basket of currencies on Thursday on growing belief that the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates again next month.
The mood among consumers hit the skids in November as gasoline prices soared and the housing slump worsened.
The Federal Reserve is expecting slower growth and lower inflation next year. But minutes from the Fed's October meeting show policymarkers were reluctant to cut interest rates further.
The dollar slid to a record low versus the euro after minutes of the Federal Reserve's October meeting failed to give a clear indication on the central bank's next move on rates.
The Fed and financial markets remain at odds over where the economy and interest rates are heading, and fresh Fed forecasts to be released Tuesday are unlikely to bridge that gap.
One of my mother's favorite lines is the one about not saying anything if you can't think of something nice to say. Well that was the story of the markets Monday. What a day of angst. Look at this headline from a note sent by MF Global's Andy Brenner Monday afternoon: "The market has traded like a crazed man with no liquidity." Yikes.
The dollar fell against the yen but held steady versus the euro Monday as global stock losses and high oil prices stoked uncertainty about the health of the U.S. economy and left investors wary of risky trades.
The painful collapse of the housing market along with the credit crunch will weigh down economic growth in the final three months of this year and cause economic activity to lag in 2008.
The dollar slipped on Friday, but was still on track for its biggest weekly gain in a month, with dealers wary of adding much to extended bets against the greenback with so much uncertainty surrounding the credit market.
Chinese lunchtime television on Friday gave ordinary people a basic tip on how to play the currency markets: sell the dollar!
U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Friday Washington was following a strong dollar policy and indicated he expected it to rebound, emphasising the U.S. economy's long-term strength should help the currency.
The Federal Reserve's current policy stance should be just right to help the U.S. economy weather a rough patch in months ahead without triggering inflation, Fed Governor Randall Kroszner said on Friday.
The dollar rose against the euro but slipped against the yen Thursday as fears about the credit crunch's impact and falling equity markets led investors to pare back on profitable but extended trades.
The dollar fell against the euro on Wednesday as continued worries that a struggling U.S. housing sector and lingering credit problems weighed on sentiment and left intact a long-term declining trend.
The Federal Reserve said it will make economic projections for longer periods and distribute them more often in an effort to shed light on the likely path of interest rates and optimal levels of inflation.