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Canadian Dollar Fails to Garner Momentum on Stellar Jobs Report, Rising Energy Prices

The Canadian dollar is failing to garner momentum at the end of the trading week, despite a stellar jobs report and rising energy prices. The loonie has rebounded substantially since the market meltdown in March, driven primarily by greater confidence in global financial markets and rallying crude oil prices. Analysts are optimistic of a strong second half for the Canadian dollar, so could it happen?

US Dollar Weakens As Initial Jobless Claims Fall to Four-Month Low

The US dollar is trading slightly lower against a myriad of G10 currency rivals on Thursday after the US government reported that the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits beat market forecasts. The greenback has been struggling in recent sessions as investors become more confident in the broader financial market and pour into riskier bets, despite the resurgence of confirmed coronavirus cases in the background.

Canadian Dollar Strengthens on Better-Than-Expected April GDP

The Canadian dollar is strengthening on Tuesday after the economy’s April contraction was better than what the market had initially forecast. The loonie is also finding support in housing data, as well as investors exiting its American counterpart. The Canadian dollar will finish the month higher against the greenback.

Canadian Dollar Mixed As BoC Warns of ‘Prolonged and Bumpy’ Recovery

The Canadian dollar is trading mixed on Tuesday after the central bank warned that the economy faces a “prolonged and bumpy” recovery that might require additional fiscal and monetary stimulus tools. The loonie is finding support in rallying crude oil prices that have enjoyed multi-month highs after sliding below zero in April.

Turkish Lira Weakens As Treasury Borrows Millions to Keep Finances Afloat

The Turkish lira is weakening against many of its currency competitors midweek as the government auctions millions in T-bills to keep the government’s finances afloat. The lira, which has come under enormous pressure this year, has stabilized over the last month. But a mix of a financial crisis and the coronavirus pandemic has impacted Turkey’s fragile economy.

US Dollar Struggles for Direction on Jerome Powell Testimony, May Retail Sales

The US dollar is struggling for direction on Tuesday as the stock market rallies. Investors are weighing multiple events unfolding, including the Federal Reserve Chair’s semi-annual congressional testimony, strong May retail sales figures, and a spike in equities. It has been a roller coaster ride for the greenback in recent weeks as volatility and uncertainty have returned to global financial markets.

US Dollar Drops As Federal Reserve Buys Individual Corporate Bonds

The US dollar added to its losses toward the end of the trading session on Monday. The Federal Reserve announced that it would begin to purchase individual corporate bonds as part of its efforts to put together “a broad, diversified market index of U.S. corporate bonds.” The announcement eliminated the broader financial market’s losses and helped the leading stock indexes turn positive by as much as 2%.

Chinese Yuan Slips As All Eyes on Auction of Special Treasury Bonds

The Chinese yuan is slightly weakening ahead of Beijing’s auction of one trillion yuan ($141 billion) in special treasury bonds to help cover the cost of combating the coronavirus pandemic. Investors are all eyes on the event to see how it would impact market liquidity. Mixed economic data are also affecting the yuan’s performance against currency rivals to start the trading week.

Chinese Yuan Weakens As Investors Bet Beijing Will Rein In Financial Risks

The Chinese yuan is weakening at the end of the trading week, driven primarily by reports that government officials will rein in financial risks and push cheap funding into the real economy. The yuan has had a relatively flat week against the US dollar amid chaos in global financial markets. Where is the currency headed in the second half of 2020? And will the world’s second-largest economy succeed in its reset over the next six months?

South African Rand Extends Rally As Goldman Warns EM Currency May Have Peaked

The South African rand is extending its rally midweek, despite analysts warning that the emerging market currency may have already peaked. The rand recently touched its best level in nearly three months due to investors’ risk appetite increasing amid greater certainty, reopening economies, and accommodative monetary policy. Has the rand peaked, or does it still have room to rally?

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