Dollar strengthened on rising sales and inflation

March 18, 2019

By IFCMarkets

US dollar net long bets continued rising to $28.88 billion from $27.83 billion against the major currencies during the one week period, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to March 12 and released on Friday March 15. The dollar sentiment improvement continued as the Bureau of Economic Analysis data showed above expected 0.2% rise over month in retail sales in January and inflation gain of 0.2% on month in February following three months of no change.


CFTC Sentiment vs Exchange Rate

March 12 2019 Bias Ex RateTrend Position $ mln Weekly Change
CAD bearish positive -3075 -46
AUD bearish positive -3091 -209
EUR bearish positive -10221 360
GBP bearish positive -2998 -128
CHF bearish positive -2892 108
JPY bearish negative -6602 -870
Total -28880


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