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Forex Today: German Inflation Rises to 7.9%

Inflationary concerns get a boost as German data shows prices rising at the fastest rate in 70 years.

  • German inflation data showed an annualized increase of 7.9%, the highest rate recorded since 1952 and an overshoot well beyond the consensus forecast. This data increases the likelihood that the ECB will hike interest rates by 0.50% at its upcoming meeting in July.
  • Major cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin/USD, have risen strongly, with Bitcoin breaking out of its range and hitting a new 3-week high price.
  • In the Forex market, the US Dollar sold off yesterday, but has recovered during today’s Asian session.
  • Stock markets are choppy and mixed.

  • There will be a release of Australian GDP data later today, which is widely expected to show a quarterly growth of 0.6%.
  • Daily new coronavirus cases globally fell last week, continuing a long-term trend.
  • It is estimated that 65.8% of the world’s population has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccination, while approximately 6.7% of the global population is confirmed to have contracted the virus at some time, although the true number is highly likely to be much larger.
  • Total confirmed new coronavirus cases worldwide stand at over 531.6 million with an average case fatality rate of 1.19%.
  • The rate of new coronavirus infections appears to now be significantly increasing only in the Belize, Uruguay, Chile, Dominica, Panama, and Taiwan.
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Adam Lemon began his role at DailyForex in 2013 when he was brought in as an in-house Chief Analyst. Adam trades Forex, stocks and other instruments in his own account. Adam believes that it is very possible for retail traders/investors to secure a positive return over time provided they limit their risks, follow trends, and persevere through short-term losing streaks – provided only reputable brokerages are used. He has previously worked within financial markets over a 12-year period, including 6 years with Merrill Lynch.


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