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Chinese Yuan Rebounds After Disappointing Data, Positive 2020 Outlook

The Chinese yuan is rebounding against multiple currency pairs on Tuesday, following an onslaught of disappointing economic data. The biggest driver of the yuan’s gains is President Donald Trump’s upcoming speech at the Economic Club of New York that is expected to announce delays to tariffs on automobiles, as well as hints on the current state of US-China trade negotiations.

Swiss Franc Flat As Consumer Confidence Slides, OECD Slams Surplus

The Swiss franc is trading sideways on Thursday as consumer confidence fell to a 10-year low. With the survey suggesting that the Swiss anticipate higher unemployment and weaker economic growth, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) slammed the federal government for posting budget surpluses. But local businesses are more perturbed by subzero interest rates than a government that is saving money.

US Dollar Mixed Ahead of October Federal Reserve Meeting

The US dollar is trading mixed against multiple currencies on Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve kicking off its two-day October policy meeting where it is widely expected the central bank will cut interest rates for the third time in 2019. While the buck did find refuge in positive housing data, investors’ attention will be on quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) numbers, manufacturing data, and the October jobs […]

Euro Falls Against US Dollar on Mixed German Gfk and IFO Data

The euro today fell against its US peer following the release of mixed German IFO survey data early in the European session. The EUR/USD currency pair fell from its daily highs shortly after the announcements in a risk-off market environment weighed down by Brexit and trade worries.

Japanese Yen Rebounds Amid Sales Tax Hike, Renewed Safe-Haven Status

The Japanese yen is rallying against most major currency rivals midweek as the world’s third-largest economy implemented a long-awaited sales tax hike. This comes as Wall Street is forecasting the yen will enjoy a monumental rally to finish off the year amid the chaos unfolding in global markets. Are investors dismissing the weak data this week?

Sterling Mixed After Positive Data, Dovish Comments of BoE Member

The Great Britain pound was mixed today after the consumer confidence improved unexpectedly and a member of the central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee made dovish remarks.

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 Struggles to Stay Above 1.10, Spikes Higher on Weak US Data

The euro today struggled to break and stay above 1.10 when trading against the US dollar given yesterday’s decline and subsequent sideways trading range. The EUR/USD currency pair reacted positively to Germany’s IFO data but struggled to break decisively above the level until the weak US consumer data triggered a spike above the level.

Pound Rallies on UK Supreme Court Decision and Brexit Optimism

The British pound today rallied higher in the early London session after the UK Supreme Court ruled that the proroguing of the UK Parliament was unlawful. The decision provided a massive boost to the GBP/USD currency pair as investors became hopeful that a hard Brexit could be avoided if Parliamentary sessions resume.

NZ Dollar Falls with Consumer Confidence

The New Zealand dollar fell today due to mild risk aversion on the Forex market as well as falling consumer confidence in New Zealand.

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