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Euro Rallies on Trade Talk Hopes, Drops on Shift in Investor Sentiment

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by investor hopes of a breakthrough in the ongoing Sino-US trade talks and a risk-on market sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair’s performance today was largely driven by market sentiment given that US markets were closed in celebration of Presidents’ Day holiday.

Sterling Opens Higher, Continues to Rise vs. US Dollar & Yen

The Great Britain pound opened sharply higher today. While it has backed off closer to the Friday’s close against some peers, the sterling continued to move higher versus such currencies as the US dollar and the Japanese yen.

Yen Weakest on Forex Market amid Risk Appetite, Japan’s Data Doesn’t Help

The Japanese yen was the weakest major currency on the Forex market today amid risk appetite caused by optimism about Sino-US trade talks. Better-than-expected domestic macroeconomic data was unable to provide support for the Japanese currency.

US Dollar Gains on Major Rivals, Retreats vs. Commodity Currencies

The US dollar gained on most major currencies during the past trading week but fell against commodity currencies. The reason for that was optimism about Sino-US trade talks, which led to risk appetite on markets.

Pound Rallies on Upbeat UK Retail Sales as May Loses Indicative Vote

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar from the early European session following the release of upbeat UK retail sales data for January. The GBP/USD currency pair was trading in a see-saw fashion during the Asian session as investors remained indecisive regarding the Sterling.

NZ Dollar Defies Negative Fundamentals, Bouncing After Decline

The New Zealand dollar rallied today after falling earlier. Surprisingly, the rally started after the release of disappointing macroeconomic reports in China — New Zealand’s biggest trading partner. Domestic macroeconomic data, which was not that great as well, had smaller impact on the currency. Yet it was also puzzling, driving the kiwi slightly higher, not lower.

Yen Reverses Gains Caused by Risk Aversion, Japan’s Macroeconomic Data Matches Expectations

The Japanese yen rose earlier today amid risk aversion caused by apparent lack of progress in the Sino-US trade talks. By now, though, the currency trimmed its gains, erasing them against some peers completely. Japan’s macroeconomic data released during the trading session was in line with expectations.

US Dollar Weakens on Retail Sales Plunge, Jobless Claims Jump

The US dollar is weakening against a basket of currencies on Thursday as new data is souring economic outlooks. Retail, inflation, and even jobs impacted the greenback towards the end of the trading week, leaving investors concerned that a contraction is on the horizon.

Loonie Tumbles After Surprising Drop of Manufacturing Sales

The Canadian dollar declined against all other most-traded currencies today as poor macroeconomic data in Canada and the United States weighed on the loonie. The Canadian currency has trimmed its losses by now but still remained far below the opening level.

Euro Declines on Mixed GDP Releases, Rallies on Weak US Retail Sales

The euro today headed lower against the US dollar in the early European session before posting slight gains after the release of in-line eurozone Q4 GDP data. The EUR/USD currency pair later spiked higher following the release of disappointing US retail sales data for December.

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