Will the dollar s seasonal weakness kick in again this year?

Published 7 months ago at 13 Apr 2022

The USD typically tends to fall once the Fed’s hiking cycle begins. This is because investors front run decisions, so by the time a decision is made it has long been anticipated by professional investors. This is why the peak for the USD in a hiking cycle is often around 1 or 2 months after the Fed’s start to hike. So, with this in mind could the USD start to show some weakness around now since the Fed has started its aggressive rate hiking cycle? One argument against that is the fact that the USD also gains on risk off sentiment due to the Russian/Ukraine crisis. If that crisis worsens then the USD could see further say haven gains. However, should Russian/Ukraine risk fade then the seasonal weakness for the USD could coincide with the typical weakness in the USD after the Fed starts their hiking cycle.

Between April 07 and May 01 the dollar pair has fallen a total of 16 times over the last 25 years. The largest fall was an impressive 4.30% fall in 2003.


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