Dollar sentiment deteriorates while USDX rises ahead of Fed decision

26/3/2018

US dollar bearish bets jumped to $22.0 billion from $14.61 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to March 20 released on Friday March 23. The ICE US dollar index rose however ahead of the Fed decision as investors expected the central bank would hike interest rates and update its guidance.


CFTC Sentiment vs Exchange Rate

March 20 2018BiasEx RateTrendPosition $ mlnWeekly Change
CADbullishpositive1879380
AUDbullishpositive13781439
EURbullishpositive20316-2360
GBPbullishpositive20841383
CHFbearishpositive-1078-208
JPYbearishpositive-25816755
  Total21996 

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