Strong March jobs report supported dollar sentiment

April 15, 2019

By IFCMarkets

US dollar net long bets continued to rise amounting to $33.60 billion from $32.29 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 April 9 and released on Friday April 12. The dollar sentiment continued to improve on strong jobs report – the US economy added above forecast 196,000 new jobs in March after adding just 33,000 to nonfarm payrolls in February.


CFTC Sentiment vs Exchange Rate

April 09 2019 Bias Ex RateTrend Position $ mln Weekly Change
CAD bearish neutral -3241 82
AUD bearish positive -3876 62
EUR bearish positive -14391 -505
GBP bearish positive -531 284
CHF bearish negative -3519 -228
JPY bearish negative -8044 -1000
Total -33602


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