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Pound Rallies on Brexit Extension Hopes Ahead of Crunch Meeting

The Sterling pound today launched a major rally against the US dollar on news that Boris Johnson was thinking of extending the Brexit talks deadline past tomorrow. The GBP/USD currency pair had initially sunk to new weekly lows before the announcement triggered a shift in investor sentiment to very bullish fueling the rally.

Sterling Pound Rallies As Boris Johnson Acts to Save Brexit Talks

The Sterling pound today rallied against the dollar after the British Prime Minister intervened to try and save the Brexit talks, which seem to be falling apart. The GBP/USD today rallied higher despite the lack of macro releases from the UK docket as the positive Brexit developments boosted investor sentiment towards the pound.

Euro Rallies on Upbeat Sentiment, Later Falls as Dollar Recovers

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar buoyed by the positive investor sentiment and mostly in-line macro reports from across the euro area. The EUR/USD currency pair edged higher for the fifth consecutive session as the dollar remained on the back foot due to the looming November US Presidential elections.

Euro Rallies Then Falls Against the Dollar on Upbeat US Inflation

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar following hawkish speeches by European Central Bank policymakers during the early European session. The EUR/USD currency pair later gave up some of its gains as the Brexit rhetoric weighed on the single currency combined with the upbeat American inflation data.

US Dollar Weak, Ignores Good Inflation Data

The US dollar was among losers today, falling against most other major currencies and trading on par with the weakest of them, like the Japanese yen, the Great Britain pound, and the Canadian dollar. It looked like the release of US inflation data should be the major event on Friday but traders largely ignored it. The report came out better than expected but had hardly any positive impact on the greenback.

Euro Rallies on ECB Rate Decision and High US Jobless Claims

The euro today held on to its gains after the European Central Bank announced its interest rate decision, which was in line with analysts expectations. The EUR/USD currency pair extended its bullish trend during the ECB Governor’s speech, which was relatively hawkish.

Euro Falls Against US Dollar on Weak Sentiment and Upbeat NFP

The euro today fell against the much stronger US dollar extending the bearish trend that began earlier this week as the greenback strengthened against its peers. The EUR/USD currency pair fell to its daily lows during the American session following the release of the US non-farm payrolls report for August, which was mixed.

Canadian Dollar Rallies Against US Peer, Later Falls on Jobs Data

The Canadian dollar today surged against its US peer erasing yesterday’s losses boosted by the rising crude oil prices, which fueled the commodity-linked loonie. The USD/CAD currency pair later recovered and rallied higher as the loonie reacted to Canadian employment data, which was worse than expected.

Pound Falls Against US Dollar As UK GDP Contracts 20.4% in Q2

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar amid worries that the UK economy was not recovering fast enough following its reopening after the coronavirus lockdowns. The GBP/USD currency pair today headed lower after the UK’s Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said that many people would lose their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Euro Rallies on Positive Sentiment, Ignores Upbeat US Inflation Data

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by the risk-on market sentiment, which saw the dollar lose ground against riskier assets such as the single currency. The EUR/USD currency pair today rallied ignoring weak data from the euro area, and upbeat inflation data from the US as investors bid up the currency pair as European equities rallied.

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