Dollar falls after lower March jobs growth

April 16, 2018

By IFCMarkets

US dollar net short bets rose to $22.76 billion from $21.41 billion against the major currencies during the previous week , according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to April 10 released on Friday April 13. The dollar sentiment deteriorated as jobs growth was sharply weaker than expected: the US economy added 103,000 jobs in March instead of expected 185,000. It was the lowest monthly growth in the last six months.


CFTC Sentiment vs Exchange Rate

April 10 2018 Bias Ex RateTrend Position $ mln Weekly Change
CAD bearish neutral -2514 -24
AUD bearish negative -217 -211
EUR bullish positive 22766 2161
GBP bullish positive 3810 266
CHF bearish positive -1404 -111
JPY bullish negative 322 -97
Total 22764


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