Donald Trump — News Archive


EUR/USD Rallies Higher on Trump Firing Rex Tillerson

The EUR/USD currency pair today rallied to new highs after President Trump fired Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and nominated Mike Pompeo the CIA Director as his replacement. The pair was on an uptrend from the early European session after the European Central Bank‘s Governing Council member, Philip Lane hit the wires stating that the bank was not worried about the euro’s current level.

USD/CAD Declines on US and Canadian Employment Reports

The USD/CAD currency pair today declined to new lows after the release of mixed employment reports from both the USA and Canada. The currency pair was on a downward trend from earlier in the session after President Donald Trump exempted Canada and Mexico from the new steel and aluminum tariffs.

USD/CAD Rallies on BoC Rate Decision amid Trade Tensions

The Canadian dollar today weakened against its US counterpart after the Bank of Canada left interest rates intact, which drove the USD/CAD currency pair to new highs. The Canadian dollar was also under intense selling pressure due to fears that a trade war with the USA would hurt the country’s economy as the US is a major export market.

Canadian Dollar Weakens on Trader War Concerns & Slowing Growth

The Canadian dollar was weak across the board today, reaching the lowest level in more than a year against many of its most-traded peers. There were several possible reasons for that, most important of them were prospects for trade wars and slowing economic growth in Canada.

British Pound Trades Sideways on UK Construction PMI

The British pound today traded sideways against the US dollar after the release of the Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI in the early European session. The pound rallied slightly higher in the mid-European session in risk-off environment as markets reacted to President Trump’s announcement that the US would institute steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products.

US Dollar Weakens on US Trade Tariffs & Jerome Powell Testimony

The US dollar was moving up during the Thursday trading session but has lost its gains against basically all of its most-traded peers. There were two likely reasons for that: the announcement of US import tariffs and disappointment in the second testimony of the new Federal Reserve leader Jerome Powell.

GBP/USD Rallies Higher on UK Credit Data and US Dollar Weakness

The GBP/USD currency pair today rallied to new highs buoyed by US dollar weakness due to a decline in US Treasury yields and positive UK credit data. The currency pair was on a donwtrend from the Asian session to the early European session as investors reacted to political uncertainty in the UK.

Pound Rallies Against US Dollar on Upbeat UK GDP Data

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar after the release of UK preliminary GDP data for the fourth quarter of 2017. The GDP report indicated that the UK economy grew at an accelerated pace beating expectations, which triggered the rally.

Dollar Gains After US Government Reopens

The US dollar gained against the vast majority of most-traded currencies (with the exception of the Japanese yen) after the news that the US government is going to reopen.

EUR/USD Rallies Higher on US CPI Data Ahead of FOMC Decision

The EUR/USD currency pair today rallied to new highs during the early American session after the release of US CPI data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The currency pair had earlier dropped to new daily lows after an increase in US Treasury bond yields, which increased demand for the greenback.