...Ready to Move Higher Again ...
Two pieces of recent economic data have me expecting more of the same risk-averse capital to be driving the U.S. dollar back higher soon:
Japan's exports plunged nearly 50 percent in February — an obvious sign global demand has come to a screeching halt. Tack on the slowdown in exports for the U.S., China, and Germany and you've painted a real ugly picture for the export side of the global economy.
U.S. fourth-quarter GDP sunk by 6.3 percent. This was more than had been expected. Perhaps it's a lagging indicator. But such a dramatic slowdown bodes ill for any bounce-back strength out of the U.S. consumer.