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Canadian Dollar Soft, Recovers vs. US Dollar

The Canadian dollar fell against other most-traded currencies today, though managed to recover versus the US dollar by now. The currency was under pressure from a range of negative factors, including falling prices for crude oil, trade tensions with the United States, and underwhelming domestic macroeconomic data.

Swiss Franc Firm, Undisturbed by Dovish SNB

The Swiss franc gained on most other major currencies, with the exception of the Great Britain pound, which got a boost from the relatively hawkish stance of the Bank of England. The outlook expressed by Switzerland’s own central bank was far less optimistic, but that did not prevent the Swissie from rising.

NZ Dollar Falls As New Zealand Economic Growth Slows

The New Zealand dollar fell today after a report showed that the New Zealand economic growth slowed last quarter. The currency managed to trim losses by now, erasing them against the US dollar entirely.

Sterling Pound Rallies Higher on BoE’s Hawkish Interest Rate Decision

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar after the Bank of England announced its monetary policy decision with more members than before voting for a rate hike. The pound had traded lower following the release of the disappointing UK public sector finances report for May early in the European session.

Great Britain Pound Strong Ahead of Thursday’s Policy Decision

The Great Britain pound rose against its major rivals today ahead of tomorrow’s monetary policy decision. Today’s domestic macroeconomic data was positive to the currency.

Australian Dollar Attempts to Rally, Loses Gains Later

The Australian dollar attempted to rally today as markets were digesting the news about escalation of the trade war between the United States and China. By now, though, the currency has lost most of its gains and is trading near the opening level.

Euro Trades Lower Against US Dollar on Jawboning by ECB Members

The euro today traded slightly lower against the US dollar following comments by some members of the European Central Bank‘s governing council. The dovish comments by Ewald Nowotny and Villeroy triggered a knee-jerk reaction by the EUR/USD currency pair, which headed lower.

Euro Declines on Escalating Trade Tensions and Draghi Speech

The euro today declined significantly against the US dollar even as trade tensions between the USA and China escalated increasing demand for the greenback. The EUR/USD currency pair declined further in the early European session following dovish comments by the European Central Bank President regarding the timing of the bank’s first interest rate hike.

AUD Touches Lowest Since May 2017 vs. USD

The Australian dollar dropped against other most-traded currencies today, reaching the lowest level in more than a year against the US dollar. The Aussie fell following the surge of risk aversion, mixed domestic macroeconomic data, and the release of the central bank’s policy meeting.

Swiss Franc Gains Boost from Risk Aversion & Economic Outlook

The Swiss franc gained against most other major currencies today, with the exception of the US dollar. The risk-negative market sentiment and the optimistic outlook for Switzerland’s economy helped the currency.

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