: Morgan Stanley cuts U.S. dollar forecast further, less than three weeks into new year

by | Jan 17, 2023 | Stock Market

The U.S. dollar is going to drop further, Morgan Stanley strategists said over the weekend as they became more optimistic about the global economy. They now see the DXY dollar index
DXY,
+0.17%
ending the year at 98, from a previous forecast of 104. They see the euro
EURUSD,
+0.05%
climbing to $1.15, vs. a previous forecast of $1.08, as the investment bank also raised its year-end targets on the British pound
GBPUSD,
+0.20%
and the Canadian dollar
CADUSD,
-0.12%.

The dollar index has dropped 11% from its Sept. 28 intraday high of 114.78, down to 102.31. The strategists gave three reasons for the new forecasts. Global growth will be less anemic than expected, uncertainty over policy and inflation is falling, and the dollar’s carry advantage is being eroded by higher yields abroad. Several analysts, including from rival Goldman Sachs, ar …

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