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US Dollar Finds Safe-Haven Support on Worse-Than-Expected Jobless Claims

The US dollar is finding support from investors who are seeking shelter following a worse-than-expected jobless claims report. The greenback has been climbing in recent weeks amid a return of volatility in the broader financial markets. With growing uncertainty in the economy surrounding the coronavirus and the upcoming cold and flu season, the buck might pare much of its losses by year’s end.

Canadian Dollar Slumps to Two-Week Low As 8% Oil Crash Impacts Loonie

The Canadian dollar is slumping to its lowest level in two weeks against the US dollar on Tuesday. The loonie is plummeting primarily on crude oil crashing as much as 9%, joining the broader market selloff. It is going to be relatively quiet on the data front this week, which means the loonie will find direction on energy prices and the central bank’s midweek policy meeting.

Brazilian Real Crashes on Rate Cuts, Doubts of Economic Recovery

The Brazilian real is sliding in the middle of the trading week as investors are casting doubts on the South American nation’s economic recovery. There have been signs of a recent rebound in business activity, but investors are still cautious about a dovish central bank, a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, and deteriorating relations between the US and China. Its booming commodities sector is one of the few parts of the economy that is keeping Brazil alive.

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.

Brazilian Real Extends Rebound Despite Economic Pressures, COVID-19

The Brazilian real is extending its rebound on Tuesday, despite a myriad of economic and fiscal pressures weighing on the South American country. The economy has been reeling as the nation has become a coronavirus hotspot, prompting the US government to impose a travel ban. But could the commodities-rich nation survive the pandemic?

Australian Dollar Strongest on Economic Data, Market Sentiment

The Australian dollar rallied today, turning out to be the strongest currency on the Forex market during Wednesday’s trading. The possible reasons for the rally were good domestic macroeconomic data and optimism about an exit from the lockdown in Australia as well as other countries around the world.

US Dollar Weakens, Still Poised for Best Week Since Financial Crisis

The US dollar is weakening against a couple of major currency rivals at the end of the trading week, but the greenback is still on track for its best week since the financial crisis more than a decade ago. With tremendous economic and health uncertainty throughout global markets because of the coronavirus pandemic, investors are pouring into the safe-haven asset and propping up the dollar.

Canadian Dollar Falls As Economy Sheds Jobs, Raises Unemployment Rate

The Canadian dollar is sliding against several major currency rivals to finish out the trading week. The loonie’s descent was driven by a mostly disappointing labor report that saw the economy experience its weakest three-month period of job creation in more than a year. Housing numbers were also down, though many of them were better than what the market had anticipated.

Swiss Franc Flat As Trade Surplus Balloons in June

The Swiss franc is trading relatively flat against some of its currency rivals on Thursday as some recent economic data are pushing up the safe-haven asset. While not consider the global beacon of exports, Switzerland has enjoyed a significant jump last month, helping it experience the biggest trade surplus in more than two years. With Zurich engaged in terse discussions with the European Union (EU), this could […]

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