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BBDXY To Best Levels, Aided By Yield Differentials & Initial Jobless Claims


BBDXY has continued to firm, breaching yesterday’s high as GBP/USD looks through yesterday’s lows. There was little in the way of meaningful headline flow to drive the USD bid through early NY hours.

  • Cross-market, the greenback saw favourable moves in yield differentials into the weekly U.S. jobless claims data, which provided a move favourable than expected outcome on the initial claims front and a fresh bid for the broader USD, although the continuing claims print moved higher, limiting the bid in the USD to some degree.
  • Meanwhile, the latest Philly Fed m’fing survey was a touch softer than expected, printing roughly in line with last month’s reading.
  • Still, it is the AUD that outperforms amongst the G10 FX sphere, aided by the firmer than expected domestic labour market report, released earlier on Thursday.
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