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Dollar Defies Fed Cut Signals, Market Dynamics Shift

By Mackenzie Crow

4/3, 13:18 EDT
  • The dollar is diverging from Fed rate cut expectations for 2024, with the currency holding steady despite Powell's comments on potential rate reductions. The correlation between the dollar and rate bets has weakened significantly, suggesting a shift in market dynamics.
  • Powell's moderate stance on rate timing, coupled with slower services inflation data, is clouding the outlook for the US economy and impacting the dollar's performance.
  • Institutional investors have increased bullish positions on the dollar in the final weeks of the first quarter, but upcoming jobs data could prompt a reassessment of market sentiment in the second quarter.