Forex- US Dollar Continues to Fall Against Other Currencies

Wads of U.S. Dollar banknotes are stacked in piles at the Money Service Austria company's headquarters in Vienna Austria

The Fed left its benchmark interest rates unchanged earlier this month, but did leave the door open for a December rate hike.

The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback's strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, dropped by 0.12% to 93.91.

The minutes, however, also highlighted concern among some of the members over the inflation outlook, with the emphasis placed on economic data in determining the timing of future rate rises. The pound gained 0.6 per cent to US$1.3325, hitting its strongest in nearly eight weeks.

FED: Minutes of the Fed's last meeting that ended November 1 showed that most officials generally believe that it'll soon be time for another increase in the Fed's key interest rate.

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The Bloomberg dollar spot index fell to the lowest level since October and Treasuries added to gains, pushing the 10-year yield to 2.32 per cent. Volumes were low in U.S. equity trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, with the S&P 500 Index closing down a tad below the 2,600 level that it breached for the first time Tuesday.

"The US dollar was already staggering into Thanksgiving when the FOMC minutes gave it another shove", said Sean Callow, a senior currency analyst at Westpac.

"Investors can be forgiven for wondering why they should buy more USA dollars if we are heading into a "Powell pause" in the first half of 2018", he added, referring to newly appointed Fed Chair Jerome Powell.

The euro was enjoying the view at $1.1834 after climbing from $1.1731 on Wednesday. The dollar index .dxy , which tracks the greenback against six major currencies, fell 0.75 percent, to its lowest since October 20. Ten-year U.S. Treasury yields have fallen this year from the end of 2016, even as the Federal Reserve has hiked interest rates three times since December.

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The declaration on Wednesday comes as Hamas and Fatah are making efforts to reconcile and reunite the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Hamas has controlled Gaza since ousting the Fatah-dominated PA in 2007 from the territory.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 64.65 points, or 0.27 percent, to 23,526.18.

Spot gold was trading with an increase of 0.1 at $1,218.40 per ounce on earlier trading hours, while the US gold futures for December were also up on earlier trading by incremental amount before easing at a steady $1,281.30 on later trading. "That's just what happens when you have strong global growth is you get US dollar weakness".

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Oil prices paused after hitting their highest in more than two years after the shutdown of one of the largest crude pipelines from Canada cut supply to the United States. It gained 75 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $63.32 a barrel.

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