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US dollar bullish bets continued to rise totaling $34.56 billion from $33.60 billion against the major currencies during the one week period, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to April 16 and released on Friday April 19. The dollar sentiment improvement persisted despite a dovish Federal Reserve’s March meeting minutes indicating the central bank is in wait and see mode with regards to resuming interest rate hikes in 2019, while core consumer price index declined to a 13-month low of 2% in March, from 2.1% in February.

1. Walt Disney Company – quotations of the American film company.

US dollar net long bets continued to rise amounting to $33.60 billion from $32.29 billion against the major currencies during the one week period, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to April 9 and released on Friday April 12. The dollar sentiment continued to improve on strong jobs report - the US economy added above forecast 196,000 new jobs in March after adding just 33,000 to nonfarm payrolls in February.

US dollar bullish bets rose significantly to $32.29 billion from $29.27 billion against the major currencies during the one week period, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to April 2 and released on Friday April 5. The dollar sentiment improved despite Treasury yield curve inversion – as the spread between three-month and 10-year yields turned negative, considered to be a predictor of economic recession.

US dollar net long bets slipped to $29.27 billion from $29.48 billion against the major currencies during the one week period, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to March 26 and released on Friday Marc 29. The dollar sentiment deteriorated as Federal Reserve cut the projection of the number of interest rate hikes expected this year to zero from the two forecast in December.

1. Barrick Gold Corp – quotations of the Canadian gold mining company.

US dollar bullish bets continued rising to $29.48 billion from $28.88 billion against the major currencies during the one week period, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to March 19 and released on Friday Marc 22. The dollar sentiment improvement continued ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting conclusion as industrial production rose 0.1% over month in February after 0.4% decline in January and export prices rose over the same period a year ago while import prices continued falling.

1. Weatherford International Ltd. – quotations of the American oil and gas service company.

US dollar net long bets continued rising to $28.88 billion from $27.83 billion against the major currencies during the one week period, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to March 12 and released on Friday March 15. The dollar sentiment improvement continued as the Bureau of Economic Analysis data showed above expected 0.2% rise over month in retail sales in January and inflation gain of 0.2% on month in February following three months of no change.

1. Lean Hogs Index – lean hog futures prices.

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