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Loonie Extremely Weak on Negative Housing Data & Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar was among the weakest currencies today, dragged down by negative domestic housing data. Both housing starts and building permits fell unexpectedly. The falling prices for crude oil, Canada’s biggest export, were weighing on the currency as well.

Australian Dollar Rebounds as Market Sentiment Calms Down

The Australian dollar fell intraday amid risk aversion caused by Iran’s missile attack on US military bases. But by now, the Aussie has managed to recover as investors continued to hope that the conflict will not result in a full-blown war. Currently, the Australian currency is trading about flat against most of its peers, though managed to gain on the euro and the Japanese yen. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed, but building permits, […]

US Dollar Flat Amid Higher Industrial Output, Housing Starts

The US dollar is relatively flat against most major currency rivals on Tuesday, despite some positive news for the world’s largest economy. The latest data helped legitimize the bulls’ views that the US economy is strong and resilient, thanks to higher industrial production, housing starts, and manufacturing activity. With only two weeks left in the year, investors are bracing for the final gross domestic product (GDP) reading for the third quarter, […]

Pound Crashes as Johnson’s Government Pushes for Hard Brexit

The Sterling pound today crashed against the US dollar amid fears that Boris Johnson‘s government was pushing for a hard Brexit despite his parliamentary majority. The GBP/USD currency pair today fell to its pre-election lows as investors sold the pair following the release of a mixed UK jobs report ahead of Friday’s Brexit bill tabling.

Euro Trades Sideways Amid Positive Releases and USD Weakness

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar amid positive releases from across the euro area and risk-off market sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair was not very active today as the data released from the eurozone was deemed inconsequential.

Canadian Dollar Mixed on October Jobs Report, Housing Fallout

The Canadian dollar is failing to rebound to kick off the trading week as the currency was stung by a disappointing October jobs report on Friday. The loonie was further hampered by slumping housing numbers. Is the Canadian economy at a standstill or is there room for growth?

USD/CAD Pair Falls to 6-Week Lows as Loonie Rallies Against Weak Dollar

The Canadian dollar today rallied against the US dollar in a move that was primarily attributed to the greenback’s overall weakness against most of its peers. The USD/CAD currency pair fell to new 6-week lows as the loonie rallied against a much weaker dollar driven by the improved investor risk appetite.

NZ Dollar Drops, Touching 4-Year Low vs. US Dollar

The New Zealand dollar dropped today, touching the lowest level in four years versus its US counterpart. The currency was dragged down by poor domestic macroeconomic data and the general risk-off sentiment on the Forex market. A positive report about China’s manufacturing sector limited the downside momentum, though.

US Dollar Surges As Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates

The US dollar is surging midweek after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates at its September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). Additional easing is expected this year, leaving many to wonder if another round of quantitative easing (QE) is coming. Housing data further contributed to the dollar’s trading earlier in the session.

Canadian Dollar Falls Against US Peer on Mixed Inflation Data

The Canadian dollar today fell against the US dollar following the release of disappointing CPI data for August in the early American session. The USD/CAD currency pair had dropped to new intra-day lows as the loonie rallied against the US dollar before the CPI release allowed the greenback to recover.

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