US Dollar Index: Hawkish Fed signals, geopolitical fears favor DXY bulls near 104.50

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• US Dollar Index bulls take a breather at weekly top after two-day uptrend.• FOMC Minutes, Fed talks favor higher rates, China-Russia ties signal amplify geopolitical woes.• Retreat in yields, mixed equities probe DXY bulls ahead of key data. US Dollar Index (DXY) seesaws near 104.50, grinding higher around the weekly top, as the greenback […]

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