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- Softer data from Germany and the UK has pushed the Euro[1] and Pound Sterling lower, allowing the DXY[2] Index to recoup its overnight losses. - The rebound in the US Dollar, coupled with US equity futures pointing higher, has seen Gold[3] pull back. - Sentiment for the US Dollar[4] remains mixed following a volatile few days. For longer-term technical and fundamental analysis, and to view DailyFX analysts’ top trading ideas for 2018, check out the DailyFX Trading Guides[5] page. The US Dollar (via the DXY Index) was on its way to its lowest levels in two months earlier today before a series of weaker data releases[6] from China and Europe prompted demand for the greenback. Q1'18 Chinese GDP missed expectations slightly, February UK wage growth figures came in below expectations, and the March German ZEW Survey posted larger declines than expected.The weakness in data abroad has seen both the British Pound[7] and the Euro sell off slightly this morning, prompting demand for the US Dollar, and otherwise saving it from more downside following US President Trump's comments (on Twitter, of course) about currency manipulation and exchange rates yesterday. Confusingly, his comments came just days after his own US Treasury department issued a report to Congress suggesting that no countries are seen as currency manipulators.Amid the rebound in the US Dollar and further strength in US equity market futures, Gold has eased off once again, although remains comfortably within the confines of its bullish symmetrical triangle[8] that eyes an upside resolution. While the weekend airstrikes against Syria by the US,

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currensceneFLOGO WHTsquareThough not the oldest form of currency, some form of shell money appears to have been found on almost every continent. The shell most widely used worldwide as currency was the shell of Cypraea moneta, the money cowry.

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