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FOREX NEWS-Dollar heads for best month in 2.5 yrs, focus on Fed

Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:10am EDT

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By Veronica Brown

LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - The dollar headed for its best monthly performance in 2-1/2 years against a basket of major currencies and rose further from this week's record lows versus the euro, boosted by improved sentiment on the U.S. economy.

The number of U.S. workers filing initial claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, data showed on Thursday, while figures on U.S. durable goods were also stronger than expected.

Having been pessimistic on the U.S. economic outlook for some time, investors are now embracing upside data surprises, analysts say. Investors are trying to assess the Fed's thinking on how much further interest rates need to fall to limit the impact of the global credit crisis.

Fed futures are now pricing in a 26 percent chance of interest rates being held at 2.25 percent this month rather than being cut FEDWATCH. Just over a week ago, the futures pricing was evenly split between a 25 and a 50 basis point cut.

At the same time 'flight to quality' trades are also reducing, with U.S. 2-year Treasury yields hitting their highest level in over three months <US2YT=RR> and gold prices <XAU=> hovering near three-week lows.

ING head of FX strategy Chris Turner said the dollar's gains might prove temporary, with the currency's fortunes seen fading again once the Fed makes its rate decision next week.

"We have two stories here, one is the brief reversal of the flight to quality trade in the U.S. ... which is quite positive for the dollar, and the other is independent euro weakness beginning to come through," Turner said. "Net-net, we think the pick-up in U.S. yields is temporary and hence the dollar rally should also prove temporary."

The dollar index, which tracks its performance against a basket of major currencies, hit a one-month high of 73.030 .DXY, putting it on track for its best monthly performance since the autumn of 2005.

The euro fell as far as $1.5555, its lowest since April 3 <EUR=>, a drop of around 0.5 percent on the day and on track for its biggest monthly decline in nearly a year.


In contrast to slightly stronger U.S. data, the Ifo German business sentiment index this week showed the biggest monthly fall since September 2001 on Thursday, taking the April headline number to a two-year low.

Together with a soft euro zone manufacturing survey, the data knocked the euro off record highs above $1.60 set at the start of the week.

"There was complete ignorance for the potential (euro zone) growth risks in the market and now the perception of these risks has elevated to significant levels," said Michael Klawitter currency strategist at Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt.

The dollar rallied to a two-month high of 104.81 yen <JPY=>, with the Japanese currency failing to benefit from news that Japanese core consumer prices rose at their fastest pace in a decade in March [JPCPI=ECI].

Japanese government bond futures had their biggest one-day loss in five years, however, with markets starting to price in a higher chance of a BOJ rate rise before the end of the year.

Investors will look for further clues on the health of the U.S. economy and the extent of rate cuts from the Fed from Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey released at 1355 GMT.

The Golden Week string of Japanese holidays starts next week, and Australian financial markets were closed on Friday for a national holiday.

(Reporting by Veronica Brown; Editing by David Stamp)

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