June 19: American session
Tatiana Norkina, an analyst at FBS
The U.S. dollar continues to weaken after yesterday's Fed meeting and Yellen's speech. Even positive statistics are unable to hold the dollar index, which is currently losing about 0.30%, consolidating at at 80.25. Note that the number of applications for unemployment benefits last week fell to 312 thousand (penultimate values were about 318 thousand; outlook - 314 thousand). U.S. stock markets opened smoothly enough, the percentage change in the index is near zero.
Currency markets perked up noticeably. The EUR/USD soared to around 1.3640. Currency pair GBP/USD sets new highs in the 1.7050. The dollar fell against the franc (USD/CHF) in the area of support 0.8910 and USD/JPY pair is trading just above 101.80 after testing four-days low of 101.70.