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Japanese Yen Weakest as Traders Don’t Feel Need for Safety

The Japanese yen was the weakest major currency on the Forex market today as traders did not feel a need for safety, dumping the currency. Surprisingly, the Swiss franc avoided a similar fate despite also being considered a safe-haven currency.

Turkish Lira Strengthens As Central Bank Raises Interest Rates Again

The Turkish lira recorded a massive gain against the US dollar on Christmas Eve, driven by the central bank tightening monetary policy and raising interest rates again in its final policy meeting of 2020. Over the last two months, the lira has significantly rebounded after falling to fresh all-time lows. And, according to the early forecasts, the lira could strengthen even more heading into 2021.

Yen Soft After Economic Data, BoJ Deputy Governor’s Comments

The Japanese yen was very weak today. In fact, it logged losses against all other most-traded currencies. Domestic macroeconomic data was decent, therefore it could not be the reason for the weakness. Dovish comments of the central bank’s deputy governor, on the other hand, could.

Euro Plunges on Weak German GfK Survey and Dovish ECB Minutes

The euro today fell against the dollar following the release of the weak Germany GfK survey early in the European session combined with the risk-off market sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair today fell even though US markets were closed for the Thanksgiving Day celebrations as investors bought the safe-haven greenback.

USD/CHF Slides As FX Markets Prepare for Raucous 2020 Election

The Swiss franc is carving out a direction on Tuesday as investors brace for the 2020 US presidential election, comb through the latest inflation and manufacturing data, and determine if Switzerland can successfully mitigate COVID-19 without decimating the economy. With the world in the home stretch of a raucous 2020, can the conventional safe-haven asset continue its appreciation by year’s end?

Canadian Dollar Slides As BoC Leaves Rates Unchanged, Crude Oil Crashes

The Canadian dollar is sliding against its US peer on Wednesday as the Bank of Canada (BoC) left interest rates unchanged during its November policy meeting. The loonie was also falling on plummeting crude oil prices amid escalating COVID-19 cases around the world that traders bet would continue to weigh on global demand. With Canada witnessing a second wave of the highly infectious respiratory illness, will the economic recovery […]

USD/KRW Declines As South Korea Exits Recession in Q3

The South Korean won is recording modest gains against multiple currency rivals on Tuesday as the nation’s economy returned to growth in the third quarter. After enduring the sharpest economic downturn in more than a decade, Seoul was able to resuscitate the economy through a series of COVID-19 stimulus measures and surging exports.

Turkish Lira Tests Fresh Record Low of 7.9 As Central Bank Leaves Rates Unchanged

The Turkish lira tested a fresh record low of 7.9 to close out the trading week, one day after the central bank surprised analysts and left interest rates unchanged. The lira has repeatedly been cratering to new all-time lows throughout 2020, driven by declining foreign exchange reserves and geopolitical tensions. Could the lira break 8.0 against the US dollar in the coming weeks?

Euro Falls to 2-Month Lows As Investors Remain Risk Averse

The euro today fell to 2-month lows against the US dollar driven by negative investor sentiment as coronavirus cases in Europe and across the world continue to rise. The greenback’s rally also fueled the EUR/USD currency pair’s decline as investors piled into the world’s only reserve currency despite the looming US elections.

The Great Britain Pound Drops Despite Positive News Headlines

The Great Britain pound was extremely weak today, falling against all other major currencies, even the Australian and New Zealand dollars, which were recovering after the losses they have posted earlier this week. Analysts say, though, that the gains of the Australian and New Zealand currencies were just a result of a short-covering rally, which is not likely to last long. As for the sterling, it performed poorly this week, […]

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