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USD
The Greenback failed to manage its gains following the Fed's decision to raise interest and sell off the assets estimated by $ 4.2 trillion during the year.

The U.S. dollar was affected by a soft U.S. data as the U.S. home construction fell in May for the third straight month, hitting its lowest level since September 2016. The University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index went against expectations and slipped to 94.5 in June. 

  • The U.S. dollar index (DXY), which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, fell to 97.

Gold
Gold prices settled at $1,250 as the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by a quarter point. The yellow metal remains affected by Fed decisions as it could tighten its monetary policy by %15 during its next meeting. However, Gold could be supported by the political uncertainty in the Middle East and the U.S.

GBP
The Sterling pound managed to hold its gains at the end of last week’s trading session. However, the formal Brexit negotiations will start today in Brussels.

Oil
Oil prices settled at the end of last week’s trading session after declining to their fourth weekly loss in a row as the U.S. production increased.

The most important economic events:

  • USD Fed's Dudley Holds Business Rountable in Plattsburgh, NY: (GMT 12:00) – Low
  • USD U.S. to Sell USD39 Bln 3-Month Bills: (GMT 15:30) – Low
  • USD U.S. to Sell USD33 Bln 6-Month Bills(GMT 15:30) – Low

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