Aug. 20: American session
Tatiana Norkina, FBS analyst
Before the publication of minutes of meetings of the Fed's, index of the dollar dipped slightly with today's maximum 82.17. However, trades are in the green zone - the index adds about 0.17%.
Trading on the stock market opened slightly lower in the leading index. So, DJIA losing about 0.06%, while the S & P500 - 0.01%.
We remind you that the Fed minutes will be released today at 22:00 GMT.
Dollar strengthened against most world currencies. For example, EUR / USD pair dropped to the level of 1.3270, forming a new low of the year. Currency pair USD / CHF breaks above the 0.9100 figure, over which consolidation is currently going. USD / JPY has been restored to an important level 103.40 - daily uptrend will obviously continue. Surprisingly good indicators of industrial orders in the UK forced to recover a couple of GBP / USD, the rate of which today has jumped to around 1.6675. But at the beginning of the American session, the pair is consolidating in 1.6640.