Federal Reserve — News Archive


Dollar Flat vs. Rivals, Down vs. Commodity Currencies

The US dollar was mostly flat against its most-traded rivals with the exception of commodity currencies which got a boost from the surprise news from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The New Zealand dollar failed to join the rally of other commodity-related currencies, maintaining its weakness.

Dollar Ends Week Soft as Fed Stays Passive

The US dollar was hurt by the monetary policy decision of the Federal Reserve, ending the week relatively soft. Yet there were even weaker currencies — the Great Britain pound and the New Zealand dollar, which suffered from the monetary policy outlook.

Euro Trades Higher After Markit Releases PMIs

The euro was trading higher against its most-traded peers today after Markit released a bunch of Purchasing Managers’ Indexes for the major countries of the eurozone as well as for the whole region.

Dollar Trades Little Lower on Monday

The US dollar traded with small losses on Monday ahead of the two-day policy meeting scheduled by the Federal Reserve this week. Speculations about possible actions of the US central bank remain an important factor for determining moves of the greenback.

Japanese Yen Higher amid Quiet Trading

The Japanese yen rose against its major peers today even though there were few news pieces to drive the currency one way or the other.

Dollar Rebounds After Monday’s Decline

The US dollar climbed against the vast majority of its most-traded peers (with the exception of the surprisingly strong euro) following yesterday’s drop caused by comments from US policy makers.

Dollar Goes Lower After Brainard Speaks

The US dollar was weak across the board after the speech from Governor Lael Brainard as well as speeches of the members of the Federal Reserve.

Greenback Trades Mixed Ahead of Brainard Speech

Later today, Lael Brainard, one of the policymakers at the Federal Reserve, is expected to make remarks. As a result of speculation over what he might say, the US dollar is trading mixed today.

Australian Dollar Falls with Global Stocks & Bonds

The Australian dollar fell today following the drop of global stocks and bonds. The reason for that were speculations about a potential interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve in the near future.

US Dollar Ends Week Mixed as NFP Muddles Fed Outlook

The US dollar ended the trading week mixed as the outlook for Federal Reserve’s monetary policy was clouded by surprisingly weak employment growth.