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US Dollar Quiet Ahead of Thanksgiving As Investors Assess Data, FOMC Minutes

The US dollar is trading relatively flat against multiple major currency peers, mainly due to the plethora of mixed economic data that were released ahead of the American Thanksgiving holiday. In focus in the middle of the holiday-shortened trading were jobs and personal income and spending. With a subdued greenback on Wednesday, what comes next on the other side of annual festivities and in the home stretch of 2020?

Bears Pausing or Preparing Sharp Resume on AUD/NZD?

The Australian versus the New Zealand dollar currency pair seems to be under decisive bearish dominance. Can the bulls make their way to 1.0707? Long-term perspective After the 1.0566 low validated the 1.0551 firm support area, the price climbed until the 1.1043 peak, just above the equally durable 1.0903 resistance area. Once there, the bulls had no choice but to retreat, as the bears were set to defend the area. As a result, […]

Euro Rallies on Upbeat German GDP and IFO Business Climate Data

The euro today surged against the dollar boosted by the upbeat German Q3 GDP report released early in the European session and positive investor sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair later fell as the dollar recovered and printed new daily highs before recouping most of its losses during the American session.

Canadian Dollar Strengthens as US Crude Tops $45, Biden Transition Formally Approved

The Canadian dollar is strengthening against its US peer on Tuesday as crude oil prices rallied to above $45. The loonie has surged by more than 1% this month, making the currency on track to erase its 2020 loss after stabilizing in the second half of the year. With soaring energy prices and a national economy recovering in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, is the Canadian dollar setting itself up as the next top currency in 2021?

Yen Falls vs. Commodity Currencies, Holds Ground vs. Majors

The Japanese yen fell versus commodity currencies but managed to hold its ground against other most-traded currencies today. Markets remained under the impact of the positive coronavirus vaccine news, which limited demand for safer currencies, including the yen.

Australian Dollar Joins Rally in Risk-On Environment

The Australian dollar joined the rally of its New Zealand counterpart amid the risk-on market sentiment. There were no macroeconomic reports released in Australia today, while yesterday’s data was positive.

NZ Dollar Strongest After Letter from Finance Minister to RBNZ

The New Zealand dollar was the strongest among the most-traded currencies on the Forex market today. The most likely reason for such a great performance was the request made to the central bank’s chief by the finance minister.

Bulls Still Untouched on GBP/USD After 1.3398 High?

The Great Britain pound versus the US dollar currency pair may fall in bearish hands. But will the bulls allow this? Long-term perspective After the low of 1.2075 validated the firm support of 1.2092, the price started an ascending trend that extended nearby the 1.3502 intermediary level. However, as the 1.3502 high was well above a triple resistance area — defined by the descending trendline, the upper line of the rising channel, and the 1.3261 level — validating […]

Pound Rallies to 12-Week Highs on AstraZeneca Vaccine, UK PMIs

The sterling pound today surged to 12-week highs against the dollar boosted by news of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine given that its a British/Swedish company. The GBP/USD currency pair later trimmed its gains after the dollar surged to new multi-month highs on upbeat US Flash PMIs released by Markit Economics.

Euro Rallies on Coronavirus Vaccine News, Later Falls on Upbeat US PMI

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar in the first half of today’s session boosted by investor optimism about a potential coronavirus vaccine. The EUR/USD currency pair later reversed course during the American session and turned negative for the day on the upbeat US PMI data, which boosted the dollar.

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