Global FX: Tariff Risks and US Exceptionalism Support the Dollar

267 Views12 Feb 2024 10:47
  • The increase in news articles mentioning tariff and trade war risks is making it difficult for cyclical currencies like the euro to factor in any potential growth outside of the US.
  • US exceptionalism is evident in strong services ISM and relative equity performance, which is leading to the dollar's dominance in capital flows.
  • The Chinese yuan is facing bearish sentiment due to double-digit drawdowns in onshore equity indices, deepening deflation, weak sentiment in the housing market, and limited policy options for policymakers. Outbound travel restrictions during the Chinese New Year season also add to the pressure on the currency. However, there have been some positive signs in financial flows, such as stabilization in equity flows and increased bond purchases by foreigners. Overall, the outlook for the yuan remains bearish.

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    12 Feb 2024