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US Dollar Sideways on Housing Slump, Doubts Over US-China Deal

The US dollar is trading relatively sideways against several currency pairs midweek. The greenback failed to find a concrete direction after housing data disappointed investors and a prominent Republican senator raising doubts on progress in US-China trade negotiations. The buck is trying to salvage the week after falling the first two sessions.

Pound Falls on Political Uncertainty and Weak UK Data, Later Rallies

The British pound today fell to its daily lows in the mid-London session as investors reacted to the release of the weak UK public sector finances data. The GBP/USD currency pair was also weighed down by the political uncertainty in the UK as investors deal with the prospect of a hard Brexit.

US Dollar Mixed on Flood of Economic Data

The US dollar is mixed against a basket of major currencies on Thursday. With a flood of economic data, traders are sifting through the numbers and finding a play in the greenback. The US-China trade negotiations are also lingering in the background, something that could soon play a factor in the dollar in the coming weeks because reports suggest a new trade agreement is on the brink of happening.

Canadian Dollar Weakens on Oil Crash, Poor Data

The Canadian dollar is kicking off the trading week falling against its major currency rivals. The loonie is getting battered on cratering crude oil prices, as well as poor economic data that suggests the country could be heading for a significant slowdown. Will the dollar continue to slide, or will it pull off an upset and surprise the experts?

US Dollar Firms to Two-Week High on Strong Data, Thawed US-China Tensions

The US dollar is firming to its best level in two weeks on better-than-expected industrial figures and improved US-China trade relations. Greenback investors are shrugging off warnings of sluggish global economic growth and weak Chinese economic data. Heading into 2019, traders anticipated a bearish trend, but the currency has performed modestly well against a basket of currencies.

NAFTA, Higher Energy Prices Push Up the Canadian Dollar

The Canadian dollar is trading higher on Thursday on higher energy prices and renewed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations between Canadian and US officials. With NAFTA talks at a standstill, the loonie has been finding support from rallying crude oil, allowing the currency to near a three-week high.

Canadian Dollar Weakens Against US Dollar on Risk-Off Sentiment

The Canadian dollar today dropped significantly against the US dollar as the risk-off sentiment in the markets drove the USD/CAD currency pair to new highs. The loonie’s slide against the greenback was further accelerated by the tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump‘s administration against Canadian imports.

British Pound Rallies Against US Dollar on Mark Carney’s Speech

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar after Mark Carney‘s testimony before the UK parliament, which was interpreted by investors as being quite hawkish. The pound was on an uptrend against the US dollar from the early European session despite the lack of any fundamental drivers due to the nearly empty UK economic docket.

GBP/USD Retraces Earlier Gains as the US Dollar Index Surges

The GBP/USD currency pair today retraced some of its earlier gains made during the European session in the North American session as the US Dollar Index rallied higher. The currency pair had rallied higher during the mid-European session after the release of UK CBI trends data, which beat expectations.

US Dollar Moves Marginally Higher as Home Sales Improve More Than Expected in October

The US dollar moved marginally higher against the euro on Tuesday following the release of better than expected data for the housing market in the United States. However, investors’ anticipation for a speech that Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is scheduled to give tomorrow has kept the greenback’s gains dormant today.

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