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Euro Rallies on Upbeat Sentiment, Positive Data, and Yellen Testimony

The euro today rallied higher against the dollar fueled by the risk-on investor sentiment and positive macro releases from various European dockets. Janet Yellen’s testimony further boosted the EUR/USD currency pair’s rally as the incoming US Treasury Secretary favours additional spending.

Euro Edges Higher Against Dollar Reversing 3-Day Slump on Upbeat Mood

The euro today inched higher against the US dollar reversing a 3-day downtrend fueled by the positive investor sentiment but posted slight gains. The EUR/USD currency pair ended up trading largely sideways albeit with a bullish bias amid rising coronavirus cases as euro area countries extend lockdowns.

Euro Rallies to 3-Month Highs on Upbeat Euro Area Data Releases

The euro today rallied to new highs last seen on September 1st against the weak dollar boosted by upbeat macro reports from the euro area. The EUR/USD currency pair today rallied higher boosted by the upbeat French GDP report and other positive data from other EU countries.

Euro Falls Against Dollar as EU Countries Initiate 2nd Lockdown

The euro today fell against the dollar as eurozone countries initiated fresh lockdown measures to curb the rising coronavirus cases within their borders. The EUR/USD currency pair fell driven by safe-haven flows as investors bought the dollar to hedge against the risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic to the global economy.

Euro Trades Near 4-Month Highs As EU Leaders’ Summit Kicks Off

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar to trade near the 4-month highs recorded on Wednesday buoyed by positive investor sentiment and the greenback’s weakness. The EUR/USD currency pair’s rally was further fueled by optimism about the ongoing EU leaders summit, where many hope they’ll agree on the €750 billion stimulus package.

Euro Rallies on New of Potential COVID-19 Cure, Positive Sentiment

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar on news of a possible cure for the novel coronavirus, which saw investors bid up riskier assets such as the single currency. The EUR/USD currency pair was also boosted by investor optimism regarding the outcome of the ongoing recovery talks between finance ministers from the European Union‘s member countries.

Euro Rallies Despite Gloomy News From Across the Euro Area

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar despite the mostly negative news coming out of the eurozone earlier today amid empty economic dockets. The EUR/USD currency pair inched higher as European countries moved closer to reopening their economies despite the significant risk of a second wave of COVID-19 infections.

Euro Rises Then Falls on Rising Coronavirus Cases and Equities Sell-Off

The euro today rallied against the US dollar earlier in the session before falling later during the American session as the global equities sell-off deepened. The EUR/USD currency pair headed lower as European stock markets closed in the red and American markets opened lower later in the day.

Pound Falls to New 5-Week Lows as Brexit Headlines Trigger Despair

The Sterling pound today fell to new 5-week lows as talks between Britain and the EU appeared to have hit a wall given today’s events. The GBP/USD currency pair today fell after reports that a phone call between Boris Johnson and the German Chancellor had made a Brexit deal almost impossible.

Sterling Rallies on Merkel’s Optimism Regarding Irish Backstop

The British pound today exploded higher after the German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed optimism that the Irish backstop issue could be resolved by October 31st. The GBP/USD currency pair rallied to new monthly highs above the crucial 2.2250 level as traders bought the Sterling in anticipation that her remarks would help prevent a no-deal Brexit scenario.

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