FX Markets Turn to US CPI & Retail Sales, Kiwi GDP, SNB Rate Decision

Talking Points:

– The US Dollar slipped after the February NFP report, drawing into question how intense inflation pressures actually are; the February CPI report will shine light onto this topic on Tuesday.

– Now that the Bank of Japan has signaled a potential timeline to end its extraordinary easing measures, will the Swiss National Bank take the mantle of the world’s most dovish central bank?

Retail trader positioning remains mixed as measures of volatility continue to stay elevated.

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03/13 Tuesday | 13:30 GMT | USD Consumer Price Index (FEB)

According to a Bloomberg News survey, US consumer prices continued to climb in February, albeit at a slower pace than previous months. The headline is due in at +0.1% from +0.5% (m/m) and +2.2% from +2.1% (y/y). The core readings should be similar, at +0.2% from +0.3% (m/m), and at +1.8% unch (y/y). These figures aggregately have started to steady near the Fed’s medium-term

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