In finance news, the value of United States dollars sharply did a nose dive last Wednesday when Forex markets merged due to lack of catalysts in the macro economy.
There were no economic facility to analyze the repercussions and consequences in more developed economies in a longer perspective. There was a vacuum due to an over analysis and overreaction to what recently happened with the exit of the Britain. Consequently, ‘til further catalysts would provoke the economy into action, markets for foreign exchange will be stranded in the figurative sense. That was what Win Thin, Brown Brothers Harriman’s global head for new market currency tactics, said. He added that Brexit caused the exit of the United Kingdom from the organization of the E.U. or European Union in June.
In September or in December, if the United States Federal Reserve will have higher interest rates then it is good for the United States dollar. Otherwise, the situation will worsen. As of now, the US dollar is volatile and floating, Thin added. The person or institution in charge for this might not be anticipating the possible increase by an estimated one percent for the current year.
This is the sequence of financial events and movements of foreign exchange percentages: Today, the U.S. dollars declined when compared to the euro or EURSD by -0.1083%. This is trading for $1.1110 when compared to the $1.1063 last Tuesday in trade in New York.
On the other hand, the Brexit pound or GBPUSD at -0.5281%, slumped as compared to the United States dollar as the newly-chosen Theresa May, prime minister reshuffled her cabinet last Wednesday. Boris Johnson, the leader who voted to leave the organization of the European Union was appointed as foreign secretary. Meanwhile, Phillip Hammond succeeded George Osborne for the position of finance minister. The pound dropped to the value of $1.3161 in trade in New York as compared to the $1.3277 last Tuesday.
The Dollar Index of ICE or DXY is +0.09%, a statistic of the United States dollars compared to a group of primary currencies, declined roughly by 0.2% to 96.214. The dollar declined further though, unchanged in general right after the publishing of the Federal Reserve’s book survey.
Based on the data from Yahoo! Finance News gathered last July 1, the study results stated that the growth in the United States has been continuously increasing at a gradual pace in almost all of the twelve Federal areas.
The yen, Japan’s currency, also increased by a small increment compared to the United States dollar last Wednesday. This occurred immediately after the spokesperson of the topmost official in Japan trashed the implementation of what is called the “helicopter money. This term is given to the situation where the economy’s central bank buys government securities, usually bonds, in a direct manner and not through a financial market. This is done to subsidize contractionary fiscal initiatives that are implemented.
There is an improved sentiment for Japan’s new and non-traditional fiscal stimulus which helped a boom in Japan’s Tokyo stocks by an estimated 8% as of today during the current week. As a result, there were a nonvolatile and actively enthusiastic yen bets. Many investors flocked.
Immediately after reaching as optimistic as ¥104.98 in a span of just a single night, it keeps on drifting lower in the Asia trade with its profit already high and surging earlier. Furthermore, these investors and financial players especially the exporters have disposed on the dollar beforehand.
The United States dollar traded for the lowest at ¥103.94 in late Tokyo trading time right after Yoshihide Suga, Japans’ Head Cabinet Secretary denied even considering or having helicopter money to be implemented as a economic strategy.
Abe’s economic adviser, Etsuro Honda, suggested that the prime minister should use helicopter money since, according to the newspapers last Wednesday. It is also stated that another special adviser of Abe, Koichi Hamada, informed the constituents who are involved that there would be no problem in contemplating the using of that kind of policy or economic strategy.
On the other hand, some currency pairs such as Canadian dollars, strengthened compared to the green back immediately after the Canada Bank maintained their interest rates at constant. Although the Canada Bank was conservative in forecasting the country’s improvement, it was not as adverse as one thought. In fact, even the financial crises that happened when oil prices dropped, it remained constant with average gains. The strategy to hold their interest rates at a constant rate did not come as a surprise for this reflects a more conservative strategy of the nation. It made the financial players and stakeholders more careful.
According to the finance department, as huge exporter of oil, it is only natural that Canada’s value of currency would suffer during oil prices take a plunge.