U.S. shutdown fears hurt dollar, Treasury yields at highest since 2014 (news: 19/01/18)

Today's press

  • LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar wallowed near three-year lows on Friday as heightened fears of a U.S. government shutdown unnerved investors, while U.S. Treasury yields continued an upward march to hit their highest levels since September 2014.

  • Investing.com – Retail sales in the UK declined much more than expected in December, dampening optimism over the British economy, official data showed on Friday.

  • Stuck in the doldrums today, bitcoin needs a quick break above $12,500 or the tide may turn in favor of the bears, the charts suggest.

Next trading day's important events

  • 16:30 (GMT+3) US – Chicago Fed National Activity Index (Dec)


Forex quotes:

  • USDJPY: 110.70
  • EURUSD: 1.2236


Indices:

  • S&P 500: 2805.44
  • NASDAQ: 7319.63

Source: Alpari

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