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Dollar index (USDX) digging its heels in this afternoon

Since my last update here looking specifically at the USD/JPY, the dollar has lifted further there and now risen above the 143 handle. The EUR/USD is pretty much where it was but a little off earlier session highs, ai 1.0931. The GBP/USD is not making any progress and close to session lows right now, just above, or slightly below 1.2650. The upshot of this is the USD index (USDX) is holding its ground and one reason for that could be due to the rebound in US yields. The 2 year note is trying to rebound above 4% again and some 5bp (basis points) higher overall today and that is supporting the dollar index. The index is not actually higher on balance, after closing in the US on Friday at 102.55. The high seen so far today is at 102.58, but it is digging its heels in and attempting to rise back above 102.55 as I sign off here 

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