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USD/CAD Pair Falls to 6-Week Lows as Loonie Rallies Against Weak Dollar

The Canadian dollar today rallied against the US dollar in a move that was primarily attributed to the greenback’s overall weakness against most of its peers. The USD/CAD currency pair fell to new 6-week lows as the loonie rallied against a much weaker dollar driven by the improved investor risk appetite.

Pound Recovers as BoE Maintains Its Monetary Policy Stance

The Sterling pound today rallied from its daily lows after the Bank of England maintained its current monetary policy stance by leaving interest rates unchanged. The GBP/USD currency pair had fallen to its daily lows following the release of the latest UK retail sales data early in the London session.

Canadian Dollar Falls Against US Peer on Weak Crude Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar today broke down against the US dollar as global crude oil prices fell following the absence of more output cuts by the OPEC and its allies at today’s meeting. The USD/CAD rallied higher during the American session as oil prices fell causing the commodity-linked loonie to weaken against the greenback.

Sterling Rallies on Merkel’s Optimism Regarding Irish Backstop

The British pound today exploded higher after the German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed optimism that the Irish backstop issue could be resolved by October 31st. The GBP/USD currency pair rallied to new monthly highs above the crucial 2.2250 level as traders bought the Sterling in anticipation that her remarks would help prevent a no-deal Brexit scenario.

Euro Rallies on Upbeat Eruozone PMIs, Falls Despite Weak US Data

The euro today rallied higher following the release of mostly upbeat PMI reports from across the eurozone by Markit Economics in the early European session. The EUR/USD currency pair later fell in the early American session despite the disappointing US releases driven by subdued investor risk sentiment ahead of tomorrow’s US holiday.

Euro Stays Range Bound for Second Day Despite Multiple Releases

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar reacting to releases from both the European and American dockets but failing to break out in a specific direction. The EUR/USD currency pair rallied higher in the early European session and later headed lower ignoring the upbeat German inflation data as the greenback recovered.

Euro Falls to 9-Day Lows on Trade Concerns and Positive US Data

The euro today fell to 9-day lows against the US dollar in the American session following the release of upbeat US data and a rally in US equity markets. The EUR/USD currency pair attempted to rally earlier today following upbeat trade headlines regarding the eurozone, but the rally quickly fizzled out.

Pound Falls Against US Dollar on Brexit Uncertainty, Later Recovers

The British pound today fell against the US dollar driven by uncertainty regarding Theresa May‘s leadership amid rumors that she could face a leadership challenge. The GBP/USD currency pair later recovered after it emerged that the Prime Minister was safe from an internal leadership contest, which reassured investors.

Pound Falls Despite Upbeat UK Retail Sales, Extends Losses on US Data

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar despite the release of upbeat UK retail sales data in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair extended its losses following the release of positive retail sales data from the US docket in the early American session.

Euro Falls Against US Dollar on Low US Jobless Claims and Strong PPI

The euro today fell against the US dollar breaking out of a consolidative range that was in place from the start of today’s session driven by shifting investor sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair headed lower in the mid-European session as markets reacted to a US dollar rebound as tracked by the US Dollar Index.

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