Dollar drops broadly, except versus pound after inflation data.

Headline CPI accelerated to 2.5% yoy in April, up from 2.4% yoy and met expectation. However, core CPI was unchanged at 2.1% yoy, below expectation of 2.2% yoy.

Also from US, initial jobless claims was unchanged at 211k in the week ended May 5, sticking to the lowest level in 49 years for the second straight week. Four-week moving average dropped -5.5k to 216k, touching the lowest level since December 1969. Continuing claims rose 3k to 1.79m in the week ended April 28.

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The momentum in the post data USD selloff argues that traders are finally relieved that can take profits from recent long stretched rally. 1.1938 minor resistance in EUR/USD and 0.9982 minor support in USD/CHF will be the key levels to watch to confirm this case.


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