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US Dollar Gains on Major Rivals, Retreats vs. Commodity Currencies

The US dollar gained on most major currencies during the past trading week but fell against commodity currencies. The reason for that was optimism about Sino-US trade talks, which led to risk appetite on markets.

NZ Dollar Defies Negative Fundamentals, Bouncing After Decline

The New Zealand dollar rallied today after falling earlier. Surprisingly, the rally started after the release of disappointing macroeconomic reports in China — New Zealand’s biggest trading partner. Domestic macroeconomic data, which was not that great as well, had smaller impact on the currency. Yet it was also puzzling, driving the kiwi slightly higher, not lower.

US Dollar Weakens on Retail Sales Plunge, Jobless Claims Jump

The US dollar is weakening against a basket of currencies on Thursday as new data is souring economic outlooks. Retail, inflation, and even jobs impacted the greenback towards the end of the trading week, leaving investors concerned that a contraction is on the horizon.

Loonie Tumbles After Surprising Drop of Manufacturing Sales

The Canadian dollar declined against all other most-traded currencies today as poor macroeconomic data in Canada and the United States weighed on the loonie. The Canadian currency has trimmed its losses by now but still remained far below the opening level.

Australian Dollar Retreats After Rising on China’s Trade Data

The Australian dollar was trading strong at the beginning of the Thursday’s trading session, though it has retreated by now. The rally was a result of positive macroeconomic data in China — Australia’s biggest trading partner.

US Dollar Rebounds Despite Headline Inflation Miss

The US dollar was weak in the first half of Wednesday’s trading session but reversed losses versus some currencies later, erasing them against others outright. Slight miss of inflation print did not prevent the rebound. In fact, the greenback climbed after the worse-than-expected data.

Aussie Gains on Risk Appetite, Recovering Consumer Sentiment

The Australian dollar gained today amid risk appetite caused by hopes for a successful outcome of trade negotiations between China and the United States. Positive domestic macroeconomic data also helped the Australian currency.

NZ Dollar Soars After RBNZ Releases Neutral Statement

The New Zealand dollar surged today after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand surprised the market, releasing a neutral monetary policy statement, whereas market participants had expected more dovish bias.

Australian Dollar Trades Slightly Lower on Uneventful Monday

The Australian dollar traded slightly lower today, continuing feeling the pressure of Reserve Bank of Australia’s stance, which shifted from cautiously hawkish to neutral. Surprisingly, the Aussie performed better versus safer currencies despite investors’ mood being spoiled by worse-than-expected macroeconomic data in Great Britain.

US Dollar Ends Week Strongest amid Slowing Global Growth

The US dollar ended the week as the strongest currency on the Forex market even though fundamentals were not particularly supportive to the currency. It is just things in other parts of the world were even worse, with many countries forecasting slowing economic growth. Commodity currencies were leading the decline due to risk aversion caused by the economic slowdown.

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