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British Pound Rallies as PM May Expected to Win Leadership Challenge

The British pound today rallied higher from the early European session as analysts predicted that the British Prime Minister will win the leadership challenge from within her party. Most analysts are predicting that Theresa May will win the no-confidence vote scheduled for later today despite 48 Tory MPs submitting letters that triggered the vote.

US Dollar Falls on Weak Jobs Report, Capped by Strong Consumer Sentiment

The US dollar is tumbling at the end of the trading week as a new jobs report was weaker than expected. The greenback’s losses were capped on a new survey that found consumer sentiment remains strong. With the equities markets in shambles, and the Federal Reserve behaving in a dovish manner, it is possible that the buck’s 2018 ascent may crumble heading into 2019.

Canadian Dollar Rallies on Upbeat Canadian Jobs Data Amid Weak NFP Data

The Canadian dollar today rallied higher against its US counterpart following the release of upbeat Canadian jobs data, versus the disappointing US nonfarm payrolls data. The USD/CAD dropped to new weekly lows on the jobs data as well as the higher global crude oil prices, which also favored the loonie.

USD/CAD Rallies on Weak Canadian Jobs Data and Upbeat US NFP Report

The USD/CAD currency pair today rallied from fresh weekly lows to new daily highs in the early American session following the release of the latest Canadian jobs data. The pair’s rally was further boosted by the release of the upbeat US non-farm payrolls report, which triggered a massive rally by the greenback against most of its peers.

Euro Rallies on Huge Drop in Global Equity Markets, Later Declines

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar from the early European session largely due to the massive pullback in global equity markets, which favored the single currency. The EUR/USD currency pair’s rally was further boosted by President Donald Trump‘s criticism of the Fed’s monetary policy position, which also contributed to the greenback’s weakness.

US Dollar Demonstrates Volatile Reaction to Nonfarm Payrolls

The US dollar showed volatile reaction to nonfarm payrolls, sinking after the release but rebounding almost immediately afterwards. That should not be a surprise considering that the report was very mixed. Currently, the greenback reversed its movement yet again and went lower.

Euro Rallies Higher on Weak US CPI Data Amid Dovish ECB Rate Decision

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar in the early American session following the release of disappointing US inflation data. The EUR/USD currency pair barely reacted when the European Central Bank announced its interest rate decision earlier today, which was in line with expectations.

US Dollar Rallies on Strong August Jobs Report

The US dollar is rallying against its major counterparts at the end of the trading week following a better-than-expected August jobs report. The bullish economic report will likely give further ammunition to the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at its next Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting later this month, a dollar-positive move.

Canadian Dollar Falls on Weak Employment Data Amid Strong NFP

The Canadian dollar today fell significantly against its US counterpart following the release of the latest Canadian employment data, which missed expectations. The USD/CAD currency pair was also boosted by the resurgent greenback, which was fueled by the upbeat US nonfarm payrolls report released at the same time.

US Dollar Holds Ground Despite Improving Market Sentiment

In general, safer currencies found little demand today as markets were recovering from the shock caused by the Turkish financial crisis. But the US dollar avoided losses for the most part, rising to the highest level in more than a year against the basket of major currencies.

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