The U.S. dollar is approaching an important level
U.S. retail sales experienced a good month in March, when kontraktovaly by 0.4 percent. Result negatively surprised by both the market and economists who predicted stagnation. Retail sales remain at the beginning of highly volatile and is only speculation, whether it was caused by a decline in the March austerity measures or is it a blip in the market. The March decline is mainly responsible for car sales, which fell by 0.6 percent and 1.6 percent drop in sales of electronics. Retail sales adjusted for prices of cars, gasoline and building materials (Core detail sales) fell in March by 0.2 percent.
Sales producer prices (PPI) was recorded in March, the biggest drop in the last 10 months. The main cause of the decline in fuel prices. PPI index fell 0.6 percent month on month and failed to follow February's 0.7 percent rise.Economists had expected a milder 0.2 percent decline. Compared wholesale prices went up by 1.1 percent. PPI index rose by 1.7 percent.
U.S. dollar index continues to hold its downward trend channel and has re-directed to the blue marked supportní zone. In the medium term, the dollar is in consolidation phase between 69.50 and 68.70 levels and would therefore rather netrendovým traders. For a major move and continue long-term trend will first need to leave the Gaza consolidation.
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