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Pound Crashes Against Strong US Dollar as Global Equities Crash

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar driven by the risk-off market sentiment that dominated global markets amid a major equities sell-off. The GBP/USD extended its losing streak for the third consecutive day and printed new 2020 lows as investors shrugged off the stimulus package announced by the Bank of England yesterday.

Euro Rises Then Falls on Rising Coronavirus Cases and Equities Sell-Off

The euro today rallied against the US dollar earlier in the session before falling later during the American session as the global equities sell-off deepened. The EUR/USD currency pair headed lower as European stock markets closed in the red and American markets opened lower later in the day.

Euro Inches Higher on Coronavirus Fears and Global Equities Sell-Off

The euro today traded in a wide range against the US dollar with a slightly bullish bias as markets reeled from the spreading coronavirus outbreak and the crash in oil prices. The EUR/USD currency pair today traded with a bullish bias as bears fought for control amid a major sell-off in global equity markets.

Euro Falls on ECB Rate Decision and Dovish ECB Strategic Review

The euro today crashed to new monthly lows against the US dollar after the European Central Bank announced its rate decision and strategic review. The EUR/USD currency pair today fell to lows last seen on 2nd December 2019 amid a risk-averse market environment that saw most European equity indices close the day lower.

Euro Range-Bound as Selling Pressure Abates Despite USD Strength

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar as the selling pressure abated as investors reacted to the calming of tensions between the US and Iran. The EUR/USD currency pair today attempted to rally unsuccessfully and was mostly stuck in slightly negative territory for most of today’s session despite upbeat German industrial data.

Pound Hits 7-Day High on Santa Claus Rally and USD Weakness

The Sterling pound today rallied against the US dollar as the Santa Claus rally kicked into full effect in the absence of any significant fundamental releases. The GBP/USD rallied to new 7-day highs as the greenback fell against most of its peers as investor risk appetite soared.

Australian Dollar Drops on Weak Chinese Data and Trade War Fears

The Australian dollar today declined against its US counterpart as markets digested the impact of weak Chinese industrial profits data on commodity-linked currencies such as the Aussie. The Aussie’s decline was further compounded by the re-emergence of Sino-US trade war fears based on recent news regarding potential orders by the US government against Chinese companies.

Euro Rallies Post Christmas on Italian Budget News and US Politics

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar from the Asian session despite the lack of any major European releases. The euro’s rally was largely driven by market concerns about the ongoing partial US government shutdown, which resulted in a weak US dollar.

British Pound Struggles as Markets Await May-Juncker Meeting

The British pound today struggled to find direction as investors adopted a wait and see approach towards the cable even as Theresa May is set to meet Jean-Claude Juncker later today. The pound was relatively stable as it appears that the British Prime Minister has managed to fend off a leadership challenge within her own party from Brexiteer MPs.

Euro Heads Lower After Turbulent Week, Recovers on US GDP Data

The euro today broke out of a consolidative phase against the US dollar in the early European session as concerns regarding Italy and the global equity markets selloff weighed on the single currency. The EUR/USD currency pair later found a floor just before the release of the latest US GDP growth data in the early American session and rallied slightly on the news.

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