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Japanese Yen Weakens As Household Confidence, Foreign Investment Wanes

The Japanese yen is weakening against most of its currency rivals on Thursday as consumer confidence tumbled in December and recent investment numbers turned heads in Tokyo. The yen had rallied in the wake of the escalation in the US-Iran conflict, but with Middle East tensions abating investors resuscitated their risk appetites.

Japanese Yen Flat As Retail Sales, Foreign Bond Investment Fall

The Japanese yen is trading relatively flat on Thursday as investors try to cope with a diverse array of negative economic data that will add to fears of a recession. Falling retail sales and slumping foreign bond investment are dominating trading patterns, but analysts will keep an eye on upcoming jobs, housing, and industrial numbers.

Japanese Yen Slides As Leading Economic Indicators Weaken

The Japanese yen is tumbling toward the end of the trading week, driven by a decline in several leading economic indicators. With the yen experiencing spikes since Tokyo reached a trade agreement in principle with the US, officials say that they monitoring the currency “with a sense of urgency.” Investors were once again assured by the central bank that the world’s third-largest economy is not showing any signs of a recession.

Canadian Dollar Weakens As Foreign Investors Dump Securities

The Canadian dollar is sliding against major currency rivals to start the trading week. The loonie’s performance on Monday is being driven primarily by the decline in foreign acquisitions of Canadian investments. Aside from that, there is very little news and economic data coming out of Ottawa, prompting traders to rely on the status quo of the Canadian economy, which is bearish.

US Dollar Rallies Despite Recession Talk Amid Inverted Yield Curve

The US dollar is strengthening against other most-traded currencies midweek, possibly befuddling some passive investors after noticing a lot of recession talk trending across the online world. As the financial markets drown in an ocean of red ink and the primary measurement of the yield curve temporarily inverted, there is a fear that the US economy is on the cusp of slipping into a downturn.

Chinese Yuan Weakens As Stimulus Kicks In

The Chinese yuan is weakening to start the trading week as new economic data suggests that the federal government’s stimulus program may finally be seeping into the economy. On Monday, a couple of new reports and forecasts suggest an improvement for the world’s second-largest economy in recent months after a brutal 2018. With the US-China trade war in its end days, the economy might finally kick into overdrive.

US Dollar Mixed on Lower Jobless Benefits, Fed Uncertainty

The US dollar is trading mixed against some of its major currency rivals on Thursday as an influx of data is weighing on the greenback. With uncertainty surrounding the Federal Reserve, the market is unclear how to trade the buck in the short- to medium-term. But investors are snapping up billions in long-term bonds, signaling a bullish sentiment in the US economy.

US Dollar Remains Shaky as Investors Monitor Bond Yields

The US dollar opened trading on Tuesday with a choppy start and has demonstrated mixed results in daily trading against other major currencies. Some currency pairs that include`the US dollar have started retracing their bullish trends towards the greenback.

European Bond Yields Remain in Check

Bond yields in the eurozone are still in check, thanks in large part to better news out of China and better stock performance. The euro is heading a little lower, and there are expectations for the 19-nation currency to struggle the rest of the year.

Bond Yields Continue to Help Euro

Bond yields in the eurozone continue to surge, and that is helping the euro right now. The 19-nation currency is heading higher against the US dollar and some of its other counterparts as yields and economic news provide support.

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