Posted: May 24, 2012 9:46
The US dollar was broadly lower on a slow Monday session following Trump comments on Friday indicating he expected Jerome Powell to be a "cheap-money" Fed chairman. The comments were made at a fund-raiser for wealthy Republican donors at the Hamptons. There were no specific USD comments but the greenabck dropped off on the interest rate side of it.CFTC positioning showed a net euro short for the first time in 15 months.The Premium short in USDJPY was closed at 110.00 for 120 pt gain as the remarkable divergence between USDJPY and USDX continued. The chart below indicates that the USD/CNH has fallen below the USD/CNY for the 3rd straight session, meaning a lower USD exchange rate against the offshore yuan than the USD rate vs onshore yuan (more managed). This may indicate that the PBOC is more successful at swaying speculating selling against the CNY in the hard-to-control offshore market. More on this in tomorrow's Premium video.