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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.

NZ Dollar Robust Despite Worsening Economic Outlook

The New Zealand dollar gained on its most-traded rivals today, though not on the extremely strong euro. Such good performance was surprising, considering the risk-off market sentiment and the worsening outlook for New Zealand’s economic growth.

Japanese Yen Strong on Risk Aversion

The Japanese yen was relatively strong today due to risk aversion caused by the US-China trade war. Surprisingly poor domestic macroeconomic data had limited impact on the currency.

Pessimistic Economic Outlook Weighs on Pound

The Great Britain pound was soft today due to the pessimistic economic outlook for the United Kingdom. Decent macroeconomic data was unable to rescue the currency.

Fed & ECB Meetings Boost US Dollar

The US dollar was strong for the most part of the week, boosted by policy meetings of the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, though the currency weakened somewhat on Friday.

Canadian Dollar Weakens Against US Dollar on Risk-Off Sentiment

The Canadian dollar today dropped significantly against the US dollar as the risk-off sentiment in the markets drove the USD/CAD currency pair to new highs. The loonie’s slide against the greenback was further accelerated by the tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump‘s administration against Canadian imports.

Japanese Yen Soft After BoJ Policy Meeting

The Japanese yen traded lower against its major peers today after the Bank of Japan left monetary policy unchanged, preserving its unprecedented stimulus.

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