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USD/CAD Breaks Below 1.25 Amid Initial Jobless Claims Sliding to Three-Month Low

The US dollar weakened on greater confidence in the broader financial markets as the government reported initial jobless claims falling to their lowest levels in three months. A renewed rally in the equities arena, surging Treasurys, and positive economic data weighed on the conventional safe-haven asset. With the latest drop, the greenback has officially turned negative for the year.

Aussie Goes to Top with Help from Supportive Fundamentals

The Australian dollar rose today on the back of the risk-on market sentiment. In fact, the Aussie has been trading as the strongest currency on the Forex market as of the time of writing, outperforming even its commodity-geared counterparts. Macroeconomic data and the economic outlook were also favorable to the Australian currency.

Australian Dollar Rises Despite Deteriorating Consumer Sentiment

The Australian dollar rose today even though macroeconomic data showed that the consumer sentiment was deteriorating. In fact, the Aussie was the strongest currency on the Forex market intraday but the Canadian dollar outperformed its Australian counterpart by the time of writing.

Australian Dollar Strongest as Markets Favor Riskier Currencies

The Australian dollar was the strongest currency on the Forex market today as the sentiment was favoring riskier currencies. Domestic macroeconomic data was supportive of Australia’s currency.

Euro Rallies on Upbeat Sentiment and Mixed Euro Area Macro Prints

The euro today rallied against the dollar due to the positive investor sentiment, which saw risk assets rally despite the coronavirus situation in Europe. The EUR/USD currency pair’s rally was also boosted by the upbeat inflation reports from Spain and France despite other disappointing macro reports.

Aussie Falls vs. Rivals After Employment Report, Lowe’s Speech

The Australian dollar was weak today, falling against all most-traded rivals, even commodity currencies. Market analysts listed the following reasons for the decline: risk aversion on markets due to concerns that US politicians may fail to agree on a coronavirus relief package ahead of the presidential election, unfavorable Australian employment data, and comments from the Australian central bank’s chief that boosted bets on additional monetary easing.

Euro Falls Against Dollar on Risk-Off Mood, Non-Farm Payrolls

The euro today fell against the dollar reversing all of yesterday’s gains driven by the risk-off market sentiment after US President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19. The EUR/USD currency pair’s decline was further fueled by the weak inflation data from the euro area, which could derail the bloc’s economic recovery.

Euro Falls Against US Dollar, Later Recovers to Trade Sideways

The euro today fell against the dollar before recovering to trade sideways boosted by upbeat data from across the euro area and positive market sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair today fell to its daily lows after the release of upbeat US consumer sentiment data but recovered quickly as investor risk appetite remained elevated.

Australian Dollar Holds Ground Despite Risk Aversion

The Australian dollar rose a bit today, gaining against all other most-traded rivals, despite risk aversion prevailing on markets. Domestic macroeconomic data was good but is unlikely to provide the currency substantial support.

Euro Rallies Against the Dollar on Upbeat Euro Area Macro Prints

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar capitalising on the greenback’s overall weakness since yesterday’s speech by the Fed Chair. The EUR/USD currency pair also benefitted from the upbeat macro releases from across the euro area, which lent support to the single currency today.

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