EUR/USD fell today amid the
Consumer confidence jumped to 109.7 in March from 90.4 in February, much more than analysts had predicted — 96.9. (Event A on the chart.)
On Friday, a couple of reports were released (not shown on the chart.):
Both personal income and spending dropped in February. Personal income fell by 7.1%, less than experts had predicted — 7.3%. Personal spending decreased by 1.0%, more than was forecast — 0.8%. The previous month’s gains got positive revisions from 10.0% to 10.1% for income and from 2.4% to 3.4%. Core PCE inflation was at 0.1%, matching expectations. The previous month’s value got a negative revision from 0.3% to 0.2%.
Michigan Sentiment Index climbed to 84.9 in March from 76.8 in February according to the revised estimate. That is compared with the median forecast of 83.6 and the preliminary figure of 83.0.
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