Dollar backs off 13-month peak ahead of US inflation data and Fed minutes

2021-10-13 12:16:17 GMT (

The US dollar fell against its peers on Wednesday, and gave up its 13-month peak hit yesterday on profit-taking, and ahead of key US inflation data, and the release of the US Fed meeting minutes.


The dollar index fell more than 0.25% to 94.25 points, after opening at 94.51 points, and hit a high at 94.53 points.


The index gained 0.2% yesterday, the second straight daily gain, and hit its 13-month high of 94.56 points.


The 10-year US Treasury yield fell 0.5% today, deepening losses for the second straight day, and pulled back further from a 4-month high of 1.636%, which weighs down on demand for the greenback.


At 12:30 GMT, the US consumer price index is expected up by 5.4% y/y in September from 5.3% in August, and the monthly reading is expected at 0.3% unchanged from the previous reading.


And by 18:00 GMT, the Federal Reserve will release the minutes of its last September's meeting, during which the central bank hinted the possibility of starting taper the bond-buying program soon.

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