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US Dollar Flat As Inflation, Business Optimism Jump in June

The US dollar is trading flat against multiple G10 currency rivals on Tuesday, as the government reported that inflation accelerated last month. The greenback has been struggling as of late due to greater confidence in the broader financial market. But with the four-month rally seemingly fading, can the buck take advantage and regain its momentum? It all depends on the coronavirus pandemic.

Swiss Franc Mixed As SNB Boosts Liquidity Measures, Fitch Maintains ‘AAA’ Rating

The Swiss franc is trading mixed to kick off the trading week as Switzerland’s economy attempts to be resuscitated in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Swiss franc is struggling for consistent direction against a myriad of currency rivals, with the central bank launching additional liquidity measures and Fitch maintaining its AAA rating of the Swiss economy.

Japanese Yen Weak Despite Record Surge of Coronavirus Cases

The Japanese yen was weak today amid a relatively positive market sentiment, which was limiting the appeal of the currency considered to be a safe haven during times of trouble. The traders’ mood remained optimistic despite the threat of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Euro Rallies on New of Potential COVID-19 Cure, Positive Sentiment

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar on news of a possible cure for the novel coronavirus, which saw investors bid up riskier assets such as the single currency. The EUR/USD currency pair was also boosted by investor optimism regarding the outcome of the ongoing recovery talks between finance ministers from the European Union‘s member countries.

USD/CNY Climbs Back Above 7 As Trump Reveals US-China Trade Deal Not a Priority

The Chinese yuan is holding steady at the end of the trading week, despite President Donald Trump revealing that the second phase of a US-China trade agreement is no longer a top priority. The president told reporters aboard the Air Force One that the relationship between the world’s two largest economies is “severely damaged” after the coronavirus pandemic. The yuan climbed back above the key 7 threshold after his comments, but […]

Canadian Dollar Fails to Garner Momentum on Stellar Jobs Report, Rising Energy Prices

The Canadian dollar is failing to garner momentum at the end of the trading week, despite a stellar jobs report and rising energy prices. The loonie has rebounded substantially since the market meltdown in March, driven primarily by greater confidence in global financial markets and rallying crude oil prices. Analysts are optimistic of a strong second half for the Canadian dollar, so could it happen?

Pound Rallies Against Weak Dollar on New £30 Billion Stimulus Plan

The pound today rallied higher against the US dollar, driven by positive investor sentiment and the weakening of the greenback against most of its peers. The GBP/USD currency pair today rallied to new highs as investor risk appetite soared buoyed by the government’s new fiscal stimulus plan.

Euro Crashes on Risk-Off Sentiment, Recoups Losses on Better Mood

The euro today fell against the US dollar during the Asian session, driven by the risk-off market sentiment that saw most Asian equity markets selloff. The EUR/USD currency pair recovered some of its losses during the European session despite the mixed releases from across the euro area.

Japanese Yen Flat Amid Slumping Household Spending, Yield-Curve Control

The Japanese yen is trading relatively flat against many of its major currency counterparts on Tuesday. The yen has been struggling to find direction so far this week as household spending data disappointed and investors try to weigh the central bank’s decision to embark upon a policy of yield-curve control. Although Japan was able to flatten the coronavirus curve, it has reported a renewed uptick in confirmed cases. Will the world’s third-largest […]

Indian Rupee Settles at Three-Month High on Foreign Inflows, Vaccine Hopes

The Indian rupee is settling at its best level against the US dollar in three months as foreign inflows and vaccine hopes elevated the currency. The rupee has been Asia’s worst-performing currency this year, driven primarily by the coronavirus pandemic and volatility in global financial markets. Could analysts’ forecasts of further appreciation in the second half of 2020 come true?

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