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Dollar Holds Modest Gains as Volatility Falls, Shares Advance
Friday, 18 January 2019 20:28 WIB | CURRENCIES |DOLLARDolar AS

The dollar is holding modest gains as UST 10-year yields climb in risk-on trade amid optimism that U.S.-China trade tensions may be softeningas President Donald Trump prepares to meet with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and a top North Korean official later Friday.

The Bloomberg dollar index gained 0.1% and holding above its 200-DMA as G-10 vols tumble for a second week; the Scandinavian currencies lead gainers while the pound is lower amid profit-taking ahead of the U.S. holiday weekend

EUR/USD strengthened 0.1% at ~1.1405, USD/JPY rose 0.1% at ~109.40. GBP/USD lost 0.4% at ~1.2938 after hitting stops near 1.2960.

Source: Bloomberg

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