The Dollar declined against most major counterparts Monday after some optimistic economic data pushed investors to move back into stocks and other risky assets. The USD declined against the EUR as stocks rose and a report showed U.S. service industries grew. The Dollar fell to $1.4691 per EUR from $1.4648 in New York yesterday. The Dollar declined to 89.02 Yen from 89.53 Monday.
The Institute for Supply Management's index of non-manufacturing businesses, which make up almost 90% of the US economy, rose to 50.9 from 48.4 in August. 50 is the dividing line between expansion and contraction, meaning the index is showing expansion for the first month since 2007. The positive report helped lessen the bitterness from Friday's Employment reports and, along with several recommendations by Goldman Sachs, has helped boost equity markets which weighed on the Dollar.
Investors will keep a close watch on the U.S. weekly retail sales data, the EIA energy outlook for October and the U.S. API weekly crude stocks report to uncover more clues about the USD movement.