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Euro Falls, Rallies, Then Falls Again Amid Shifting Investor Sentiment

The euro today alternated between losses and gains mainly driven by investor sentiment amid a mostly empty European docket leaving the single currency at the greenback’s mercy. The EUR/USD today fell, then recovered in the mid-European session before falling one more time in the American session as the US dollar posted gains.

Euro Rallies on Christine Lagarde’s Testimony and Weak Dollar

The euro today rallied higher following comments made by Christine Lagarde who has been nominated to head the European Central Bank. The EUR/USD currency pair today extended yesterday’s recovery as the US dollar remained on the back foot due to weak American releases.

Euro Falls on Weak German Retail Sales, Later Crashes to 2-Year Lows

The euro today fell against the US dollar as the weak releases from across the euro area from previous days weighed on the single currency from the start of today’s session. The EUR/USD currency pair extended its losses following the release of weak German retail sales data amid positive US releases.

Euro Falls on Weak Eurozone Releases, Spikes Higher on ECB Speak

The euro today fell against the US dollar in the early European session following a series of weak releases from France, Germany and the eurozone. The EUR/USD currency pair extended its losses following the release of upbeat US GDP data before spiking higher on hawkish ECB comments then quickly falling back.

Euro Rallies on Upbeat German and Eurozone Data, Later Falls

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar following the release of upbeat German and eurozone macro data in the early European session. The EUR/USD currency pair later fell from its highs as investor sentiment shifted, but rallied briefly on the weak US macro releases before falling again.

Euro Stays Range Bound for Second Day Despite Multiple Releases

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar reacting to releases from both the European and American dockets but failing to break out in a specific direction. The EUR/USD currency pair rallied higher in the early European session and later headed lower ignoring the upbeat German inflation data as the greenback recovered.

Euro Drops on Weak Business Climate, Gains on Mixed US Inflation

The euro today posted gains against the US dollar following the release of weak US inflation data in the early American session. The EUR/USD currency pair today fell from session highs following the release of weak eurozone business climate data in the early European session.

Pound Posts Gains Despite Brexit Pessimism and Upbeat US GDP

The Sterling pound today traded mostly sideways against the US dollar as it solidified gains made from yesterday’s 10-week lows as the Brexit impasse continued. The GBP/USD currency pair dropped lower following the release of US Q1 GDP data before quickly reversing the losses and printing new daily highs driven by positive investor sentiment.

US Dollar Surges on Strong Retail Sales, Jobless Claims

The US dollar posted gains against some of its most traded currency rivals on Thursday, buoyed by strong data supporting claims that the US economy is doing rather well. This comes as the nation keeps all its eyes on the findings from special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation into collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia.

US Dollar Mixed on Weak Industrial Output, Lower Trade Deficit

The US dollar is mixed against a basket of currencies midweek as the buck finds direction on the latest release of key economic data. Investors are combing through industrial production numbers, trade deficit data, and the national mortgage market that could provide insight into the real estate industry.

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