A victory for Wilders's party "may cause the euro to give back more of the gains it posted following the recent European Central Bank meeting, and in combination with a rate hike by the Fed, it could push euro/dollar gradually lower for another test near the key 1.0500 territory", he said. The index on Tuesday fell 0.3%.
With the steep drop, the ten-year yield continued to give back ground after reaching its highest closing level in well over two years on Monday. But Fed officials made a concerted effort to warn the markets of the high likelihood of a Fed rate hike and expectations then soared to a near-certainty, Chen said.
Precious metals prices climbed on Thursday to their highest level in over a week after the United States central bank signalled only gradual rate tightening and the dollar slid to its lowest in five weeks.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday, as oil prices bounced back and the Fed took a less hawkish stance than expected.
The Fed on Wednesday lifted benchmark interest rates by a quarter-point as widely expected.
The central bank's rate increase was spurred by steady economic growth, strong job gains and confidence that inflation is rising to the central bank's target. The tech giant jumped $2.68, or 6.2 percent, to $45.73 for the biggest gain in the S&P 500.
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Conte played down reports suggesting he was stalling over a new contract in the hope of gaining more control of transfers. Conte was also asked if Chelsea were right to sell Romelu Lukaku andKevin De Bruyne.
Data:French inflation rose 1.2% (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/french-inflation-confirmed-as-slowing-in-february-2017-03-15) on the year in February, slowing from January's rate, statistics agency Insee said. Conversely, on the bullish side of the pair, traders would likely want to let price action break above the prior swing-high, which is at the 38.2% retracement of that most recent bullish move before looking to press that theme.
USA crude futures rose 39 cents to $49.25 per barrel, adding to a 2.4 per cent gain on Wednesday. Brent crude, which is used to price worldwide oils, rose 26 cents to $52.00 a barrel.
European stocks logged modest gains Wednesday, helped by advances for energy shares as oil prices were in recovery mode, while the results of the Dutch election and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting were on deck. A barrel of oil was worth almost $55 in late February. The precious metals had lost Rs 400 in the last two days.
The metal rose and the dollar index hit a five-week low on Thursday after the Fed raised USA interest rates as expected, but did not flag any plans to accelerate the pace of monetary tightening as some had anticipated.
The pound dipped against the euro this week as the Brexit bill allowing the Government to trigger Article 50 passed through the Houses of Parliament with no amendments.