Posted: Feb 20, 2010 5:00
An upbeat report on US durable goods orders offers fresh ammunition for the US dollar bulls. It was a choppy day over all with JPY leading and AUD lagging. Japanese CPI is the highlight in the hours ahead. In today's new set of Premium Insights, a new CADJPY trade was issued following yesterday's USDJPY trade. These are in in addition to EURUSD, GBPUSD, USDCAD, USDCHF, AUDNZD and the gold long which are all in progress.
US durable goods orders rose 2.6% compared with 2.0% expected in a sign of improving demand. It's not the kind of report that points to +3% growth but it's a start. Core orders rose 2.2% compared to 1.5% and the prior number was revised slightly higher.