US Dollar increased by 0.40 percent in yesterday’s trading session against basket of six major currencies on the back of hawkish statement from New York Fed president William Dudley and a rise in Treasury yields. He expressed confidence that rising wages would help revive domestic inflation.
Further, US Federal Reserve raised its interest rates by 25bps and maintained its outlook for one more rate hike in 2017. The Fed also laid out plan to trim its $4.2 trillion balance sheet this year. In Intraday Dollar Index touched a high of 97.575 and closed at 97.548 against Dollar.
Dollar is expected to trade with positive bias on the back of hawkish statement from New York Fed president William Dudley and divergence in global monetary policy. US Federal Reserve raised funds rate by 25bps to a range of 1%-1.25% and said it was prepared to continue with its monetary policy tightening. Traders will remain cautious ahead of comments from FOMC member Fischer. If he sounds hawkish it will support dollar to rise. However, sharp gain may be prevented on the back of expectation of rising political turmoil in US.