EUR/USD (a 4-hour chart)
Pressure on the U.S. currency was kept by the most of its major opponents. The dollar recorded losses versus the euro, the franc and the yen again at Thursday's session. Obviously, the market continues to develop negative impulse for the dollar, generated by the Fed's statement, which can be considered as hints that the monetary policy tightening will not happen soon. The presentations by the ECB representatives, which contain all the same statements about the need and willingness to take softening measures, are considered by the market like no more than an empty rhetoric and did not affect the market mood.
The British pound was an exception, which, contrary to the rest of the majors declined versus the dollar, which can be attributed to the technical factors influence, as levels, to which the pair pound/dollar approached, regularly demonstrate the resistance for many years, and as usually, stop the price for a long time. The U.S. data economy was not published a lot, and the results showed positive processes but the dollar did not receive any sufficient support.
The employment reports announced the fall of the initial claims immediately by 32 thousand to 300 thousand, while the forecast was 320 thousand and for the secondary the forecast was 62 thousand, which showed an improvement in the labor market in the light of economic recovery. The improvement could be confirmed by the monthly U.S. “Treasuries” report data which showed the budget deficit reduction in the first part of the financial year, compared to the previous period, and less significant, than it was expected in March, while there is usually a high deficit in the first month of spring.