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Euro Trades Sideways as Investors Ponder US-China Interim Deal

The euro today cooled off slightly after posting gains against the US dollar for the past three days as investors digested the impact of Friday’s US-China handshake deal. The EUR/USD currency pair fell to its daily lows after the release of weak German wholesale prices data before rallying higher shortly afterwards.

US Dollar Rises As Investors See Progress in China Trade Talks

The US dollar is rising at the end of the trading week, driven by investors witnessing progress in the latest principal-level US-China trade negotiations. Markets do not expect that a comprehensive trade agreement, but investors think that both sides are open to a mini-deal that would pause the trade war. This would provide markets with some relief and certainty entering into 2020.

Swiss Franc Dips As Markets Confident on US-China Trade Progress

The Swiss franc is trading slightly lower on Thursday as investors are confident that the US-China trade negotiations are progressing, a development that would diminish the franc’s safe-haven appeal. The near-term trend might please the central bank amid efforts to fight the currency’s overvaluation. But is it enough to prevent further monetary easing? Analysts suggest that it is not.

Chinese Yuan Rises Ahead of Renewed US-China Trade Talks

The Chinese yuan is rising ahead of several currency pairs as the world’s second-largest economy prepares to restart trade negotiations with the US. Before even beginning the talks, it is being reported that Beijing is becoming hesitant to reach a broad trade agreement. Chinese officials reportedly do not want to cave to Washington’s chief demands, meaning that the discussions might endure a premature end.

US Dollar Mixed As Manufacturing Index Has Worst Reading in a Decade

The US dollar is mixed on Tuesday after a new manufacturing survey had its worst reading in more than a decade, sending jitters throughout financial markets. Will this fan the flames of a recession and ultimately hurt the greenback?

US Dollar Ends Week Mixed amid Geopolitical Uncertainty

The US dollar ended the week mixed amid confusing fundamentals. Uncertainty about the US-China trade negotiations, political turmoil in the United States, and other geopolitical factors were not helping the currency to find direction.

Euro Falls, Rallies, Then Falls Again Amid Shifting Investor Sentiment

The euro today alternated between losses and gains mainly driven by investor sentiment amid a mostly empty European docket leaving the single currency at the greenback’s mercy. The EUR/USD today fell, then recovered in the mid-European session before falling one more time in the American session as the US dollar posted gains.

US Dollar Falls As Political Turmoil, Geopolitics Drive Trade

The US dollar is sliding against many major currency rivals on Tuesday as domestic political turmoil and geopolitics are dominating the latter part of the trading session. In addition to President Donald Trump stating that he will not accept a bad trade agreement with China, news broke that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to launch an impeachment inquiry to oust Trump from the White House before next year’s election.

Canadian Dollar Falls on Risk-Off Mood and Weak Retail Sales

The Canadian dollar today fell against its US counterpart as investors ignored upbeat crude oil prices and bought the safe-haven greenback as geopolitical risks mounted. The USD/CAD currency pair today rallied higher following the release of disappointing Canadian retail sales data in the American session before giving up most of its gains.

Canadian Dollar Falls Against US Peer on Mixed Inflation Data

The Canadian dollar today fell against the US dollar following the release of disappointing CPI data for August in the early American session. The USD/CAD currency pair had dropped to new intra-day lows as the loonie rallied against the US dollar before the CPI release allowed the greenback to recover.

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