The US dollar finished the last week on a positive note. The new week for the dollar also began with its consolidation. The core inflation indicator (Core CPI) came out 0.1% better than traders had expected which increased the demand for the US dollar. There has been the US trend reversal and during summer we may expect new USDX highs. Against this negative background the pairs EUR/USD and GBP/USD had decreased and consolidated by the end the day.
The Bank of Japan announced its monetary policy meeting results, still the market was not surprised. The stimulating base remained at the same level while the GDP forecast was raised up by 1% for the current year. At the moment the pair USD/JPY reached the level of 120.65, but after the US inflation data output bulls were able to bring the situation under control. As a result, the trading day ended with a slight correction after the quotations growth.
In this context, during this week we may expect the downtrend continuation. The previous day was marked by the calm trading amid the lack of important macroeconomic statistics publication as well as the banking weekend on the occasion of t he Germany, the UK and the US public holidays.