US ISM and payrolls could add fuel to the dollar rally

The US dollar seems set to end the week slightly weaker, but has held much of its gains following last Wednesday’s FOMC announcement. With increasing focus on the prospects for monetary tightening globally, next week’s employment and survey data in the US may push the dollar higher, if they back up the Fed’s optimistic assessment of the economic outlook.
Jonathan Petersen Markets Economist
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