Dollar sentiment changes little after strong GDP report

May 6, 2019

By IFCMarkets

US dollar bullish bets continued to rise reaching $38.87 billion from $37.20 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 30 and released on Friday May 3. The dollar sentiment was steady as data showed a report the US economy grew at an above expected annual rate of 3.2% in the first quarter, while the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge – core personal consumption expenditure index, declined to annual rate of 1.6% in March.


CFTC Sentiment vs Exchange Rate

April 30 2019 Bias Ex RateTrend Position $ mln Weekly Change
CAD bearish negative -3490 46
AUD bearish negative -4158 -578
EUR bearish negative -14795 -8
GBP bearish positive -380 -232
CHF bearish positive -4876 -277
JPY bearish positive -11172 -622
Total -38872


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