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US Dollar Struggles for Direction As New Jobless Claims Fall Below 800k

The US dollar is looking for direction on Thursday as initial jobless claims and the Congress unable to strike a coronavirus stimulus and relief deal. The greenback has been trending downward this month following a rally in September, driven primarily by confidence in the broader financial market and optimism over the on-again, off-again stimulus negotiations.

German Consumer Climate Deteriorates, Euro Weaker as Traders Expect Fiscal Stimulus in USA

The euro fell against the US dollar and was trading flat or lower versus other most-traded rivals. Market analysts thought that the euro’s weakness was mostly a result of the dollar’s strength as speculators continue to bet that US politicians will approve fiscal stimulus before the presidential election at the beginning of November. German macroeconomic data was worse than expected but did not have a material impact on the euro, though it […]

US Dollar Erases Gains As Nancy Pelosi Says Stimulus Deal Possible by Day’s End

The US dollar erased its gains on Tuesday and deepened into negative territory after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed that a coronavirus stimulus and relief package could be done by the day’s end. This sent stocks and other asset classes rallying as investors were confident that the White House and the Democratic leadership could reach an agreement over a $2 trillion bill.

Chinese Yuan Strengthens Against USD on Upbeat GDP, Retail Sales

The Chinese yuan reversed its recent downward trend against the US dollar to kick off the trading week, breaking below 6.7 on positive economic data. The latest figures show that the post-coronavirus recovery is doing well, from growth to retail sales. This has Beijing anticipating that the world’s second-largest economy will be one of the few Asian countries to report growth in 2020. How will this benefit the currency?

Canadian Dollar Rallies Against US Peer Driven by Dollar Dynamics

The Canadian dollar today rallied against its US peer benefitting heavily from the latter’s decline as investors remained cautiously optimistic about the global economy. The USD/CAD currency pair fell as the loonie rallied driven by the upbeat investor sentiment as Canada insists that it will not open its borders to Americans given the surge in US coronavirus cases.

Euro Rallies on ECB Comments and In-Line Eurozone Inflation Data

The euro today inched higher against the dollar as rising eurozone coronavirus cases continued to weigh on the single currency amid mixed inflation reports. The EUR/USD currency pair was trading sideways earlier today before surging higher boosted by positive comments from European Central Bank policymakers.

Euro Falls on Rising EU Coronavirus Cases and Risk-Off Sentiment

The euro today fell against the US dollar driven the risk-off market sentiment amid rising coronavirus cases in the euro area stoking fears of more lockdowns. The EUR/USD currency pair fell to new 2-week lows as US stimulus talks stall ahead of the November 3 Presidential election as opinion polls place Joe Biden ahead of Trump.

US Dollar Jumps As Initial Jobless Claims Surge to Seven-Week High

The US dollar is rising on Thursday after the US government reported that initial jobless claims surged more than the market had anticipated. The greenback is witnessing an influx of traders who seeking shelter from the slide in the broader financial market. With the leading benchmark indexes in the red and the metal commodities sliding, investors are searching for protection in the buck.

Euro Falls Against Dollar on Risk-Off Sentiment As Investors Flee

The euro today fell against the dollar driven by the risk-off market sentiment as investors fled the riskier assets in favour of fo safe-haven instruments such as the dollar. The EUR/USD currency pair fell over 80 pips as markets reacted to news that Johnson & Johnson was pausing its COVID-19 vaccine trial due to unexplained illnesses.

US Dollar Flat As Investors Weigh Fiscal Stimulus Talks, Wait for Inflation Data

The US dollar is kick off the trading week relatively flat, hovering at its lowest level in three weeks. With not much economic data to work with, investors are weighing fiscal stimulus in Washington and the 2020 presidential election in a couple of weeks. Will traders adopt a wait-and-see approach to the greenback for the remainder of October?

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