The U.S. dollar jumped on Tuesday, sending one widely followed gauge toward its highest closing level in more than four months, as the U.S. Senate’s passage of a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill reinforced investors’ positive outlook for the economy.
The U.S. Dollar Index
rose to as high as 93.14 earlier today and is on pace for its highest close since March 31.
Driving much of the positive sentiment from investors are recent gains in U.S. employment and comments by some Federal Reserve officials and politicians who say the central bank should soon begin to dial back its extraordinary aid for the economy introduced during the pandemic. The Senate’s passage of the infrastructure bill is just an extra consideration, analysts said.
“The prospect of tapering coming in sooner than expected ” is what’s helping fuel much of the momentum, Tom Nakamura, a portfolio…