46600
Morgan Stanley Says USD to Fall in Coming Months
World Economy

Morgan Stanley Says USD to Fall in Coming Months

The dollar is set to fall 5% in the next few months, the Federal Reserve isn’t raising interest rates anytime soon and US economic data is only going to get worse.
That’s what Morgan Stanley chief global currency strategist Hans Redeker told clients Thursday, citing in-house indicators showing US domestic demand is set to fade in the coming months. It didn’t take long for markets to prove him prescient. The greenback fell 1.3% Friday, capping its worst week since April, after the Commerce Department said US second-quarter gross domestic product advanced at about half the rate economists had forecast.
“We are quite pessimistic about, first, the outcome of the US economy,” Redeker said in an interview on Bloomberg Television, before the GDP report’s release Friday. “When you look at our internal indicators, which capture domestic demand very well, they are suggesting that the demand strength is going to fade from here.”
The greenback had rallied in recent weeks on mounting speculation the Fed will hike rates in the coming months following better-than-expected data on jobs, retail sales and industrial production. Dollar bulls’ hopes were dampened Wednesday after a lukewarm policy statement from Fed officials that signaled only a gradual pace towards tighter monetary policy. They were dashed after Friday’s GDP print, which showed a 1.2% annualized increase in the April-June period, less than the 2.5% median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg.
Derivatives traders are now betting there’s only about a 1-in-3 chance of a rate hike this year, down from more than 50% at the beginning of the week. July data on payrolls and manufacturing, set for release next week, will give investors a clearer read on the path of Fed policy through the end of the year.
Further dollar strength will be limited as policy divergence between the US, Japan and Europe slows, according to Steven Englander, global head of Group-of-10 currency strategy at Citigroup Inc.
“The dollar still benefits when US growth looks OK, but call it a limping divergence trade, not the kind of divergence trade we were talking about last year or the year before,” Englander said.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/OnC51E
  1. http://goo.gl/13GBUQ
  • http://goo.gl/g0PYdk
  • http://goo.gl/Af69gm
  • http://goo.gl/XpAkg3
  • http://goo.gl/pdVuK4

You can also read ...

Bank of Japan Keeps Policy Steady
The Bank of Japan kept its monetary stimulus unchanged...
Sub-Saharan Africa is still the world’s least industrialized region.
While much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth,...
German Ministry Optimistic About Third Quarter Growth
Germany’s economy weakened at the start of the third quarter...
WTO head Roberto Azevedo renews his concerns over worrying political headwinds, especially protectionism.
The World Trade Organization on Thursday upped its forecast...
China Vexed Over S&P Credit Rating Downgrade
China is angry at Standard and Poor’s following a downgrade of...
Asian central banks are not expected to mirror the Fed rate cycle as closely as in the past. The picture shows Indonesia Central Bank.
As the Federal Reserve signals an end to its decade of...
Russia Overcomes Recession
The national economy is growing and creating a base for future...
ECB: Immigration Boosts Euroland Labor Force
Immigrants have made a large contribution to the working-age...

Trending

Googleplus