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- The US Dollar has rallied up to fresh 2018 highs after yesterday’s FOMC[1] rate decision, which brought no changes to rates and largely came in-line with market expectations. Prices started to pullback after the close of the US session, and that retracement has continued through Asian and European sessions.

- Tomorrow brings Non-Farm Payrolls for the month of April, and the expectation is for a gain of +191k jobs last month. Perhaps more compelling is the Average Hourly Earnings portion of the report, and how this may impact inflation expectations after the March 2.4% CPI print out of the United States.

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US Dollar Dip and Rip Around FOMC

The rally in the US Dollar has continued in a rather interesting manner after yesterday’s FOMC rate decision[6], which was largely within the realm of general market expectations. Despite the lack of surprises within the Fed’s statement, the US Dollar posed a fairly quick pullback of around .5%, only to soon find support and rush up to a fresh 2018 high just a couple of hours later. Prices started to pullback (again) after the close of the US session, and that retracement has continued through

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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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