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Currencies: Dollar steadies versus rivals in holiday-thinned trade

The dollar was steady to slightly higher against major rivals on Monday, with a holiday in the U.S. giving the worn-down greenback a chance to catch its breath.

What are currencies doing?

The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, +0.16% a measure of the buck’s strength against six other currencies, edged up 0.2% to 89.271 on Monday. Last week, the gauge dropped 1.4%, stretching its year-to-date fall to about 3%.

The WSJ Dollar Index BUXX, -0.02% which tracks the greenback against 16 other currencies, was up 0.1% at 83.15.

Against the Japanese yen USDJPY, +0.01%USDJPY, +0.01% , the dollar rose to ¥106.56, compared with ¥106.27 late Friday in New York.

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