IFC Markets Forex Broker

Market Sentiment

1. Weatherford International Ltd. – stock prices of the US manufacturer of oil and gas mining equipment.

1. Weatherford International Ltd. – stock prices of the US manufacturer of oil and gas mining equipment.

US dollar net long bets increased to $29.73 billion from $28.48 billion against the major currencies in one week ending December 18, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released on Friday December 21. The dollar sentiment improved on strong US data as retail sales and industrial production rose more than expected in November.

US dollar bullish bets slipped in the past two weeks to $28.48 billion from $29.53 billion against the major currencies , according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to December 11 and released on Friday December 14. The dollar weakened as softer than expected November jobs report supported the view Federal Reserve may slow its tightening pace as it takes into account declining inflationary pressures.

1. China Evergrande Group – stock prices of the Chinese company, which is engaged in the development of real estate properties, rose due to the publication of good revenue indicators for November.

US dollar net long bets rose further last week to $29.53 billion from $28.48 billion against the major currencies , according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to November 27 and released on Friday November 30. The dollar continued strengthening against the backdrop of elevated risks to global growth prospects as US-China trade dispute remained unresolved with no signs of change in Washington’s and Beijings stances.

US dollar bullish bets climbed last week to $28.48 billion from $26.18 billion against the major currencies, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to November 20 and released on Monday November 26. The dollar bullish bets rose after strong October inflation report gave no reason to expect a slowing of pace in Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes.

US dollar net long bets fell last week to $26.18 billion from $28.65 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to November 13 and released on Friday November 16. The dollar bullish bets fell as the Federal Reserve signaled no change in interest rate hike plans.

US dollar bullish bets edged up last week to $28.65 billion from $26.46 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to November 6 and released on Friday November 9. The dollar bullish bets grew as nonfarm payrolls and earnings in October grew more than expected, with tight labor market supporting the odds of continuing rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.

US dollar net long bets edged up last week to $26.46 billion from $26.16 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to October 30 and released on Friday November 2. The dollar bullish bets grew as US economic growth in third quarter slowed less than expected: Q3 GDP grew 3.5% over the same period a year ago after 4.2% growth in the second quarter when a 3.3% increase was expected.

Start trading with IFC Markets