FXstreet.com (Córdoba) - U.S. markets ended with losses but far from the lows. The minutes of the FOMC showed that the FED sees a slow recovery and expects the unemployment rate to remain at high levels. Interest rates would be dependent on the evolution of the economic outlook. The Dollar lost an important part of previous gains and still remains in ranges against the Euro and the Swiss Franc.
The Dow Jones lost 0.15% and the Nasdaq slide 0.31%. Both indexes ended far from intra-day lows. The minutes of the FED helped stocks move higher. Crude oil fell 2% and briefly traded below $76 a barrel. Gold did not reach new highs but holds above $1,165 an ounce.
EUR/USD holds below 1.5000. The Euro weakened in the last hour and currently trades at 1.4960/65, the same price it had at the beginning of the day. GBP/USD failed to get back above 1.6600 and currently is pulling down and trades at 1.6568/72, 0.18% below today's opening price. The Yen is consolidating gains across the board. USD/JPY is moving inside a range between 88.40 and 88.60.