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Will lower oil prices push US Dollar down this time?

Over the last decade, oil prices and EUR/USD moved hand in hand. The US, as the biggest oil importer, gained the most from lower oil prices, pushing up the dollar and vice versa. This can well be different this time.

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US Dollar index; longest series of successive weekly gains in more than 17 years

The US dollar index ended its 9th successive weekly gain against a basket of 6 other major currencies on Friday as expectations for an early hike in US interest rates continued to bolster investor demand.

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Long-term interest rates about to rise

Last week, two events occurred that could have been expected to send bond yields lower, both in Europe and the United States:

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