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Canadian Dollar Rallies Against US Peer, Falls on FOMC Minutes

The Canadian dollar today rallied slightly against the US dollar after the release of the mixed Canadian inflation data for July before losing its gains later. The USD/CAD currency pair then recouped its losses as the greenback recovered and rallied higher during the American session.

Japanese Economic Data Mixed, Yen Recovers from Weakness

The Japanese yen was one of the weakest currencies on the Forex market today, second only to the US dollar. But currently, it has managed to recover, trading either flat of higher against most other currencies, remaining weak only against commodity ones. The relatively robust market sentiment made traders not interested in safety provided by the Japanese currency, preferring to seek riskier assets that can provide a higher yield. Domestic […]

US Dollar Plunges As Federal Reserve Warns of More Economic Pain in Q2

The US dollar is maintaining its downward trend from late last week as the greenback slumped on new economic data and a bearish Federal Reserve. Despite being one of the bright spots in chaotic global financial markets, the central bank has tried to pour cold water on the greenback, and it is finding success in suppressing its ascent in the international economy.

US Dollar Slumps As Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates

The US dollar is slumping on Tuesday as the Federal Reserve announced an emergency cut to interest rates. With financial markets tanking and plenty of economic uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, the central bank cut its benchmark rate by 50 basis points. Stocks fell after an initial bump, but the greenback was largely unaffected by the announcement.

US Dollar Strengthens As Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

The US dollar is strengthening against most major currency rivals midweek as the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged amid a strong national economy. The greenback is also reacting to higher price inflation and a robust housing market.

US Dollar Rallies on Federal Reserve’s Cuts to Interest Rates

The US dollar is rallying on Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third time this year. But the big news coming out of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting was the central bank indicating that it is hitting the pause button on rate cuts. The third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) was also in the spotlight leading up to the October meeting.

US Dollar Mixed Ahead of October Federal Reserve Meeting

The US dollar is trading mixed against multiple currencies on Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve kicking off its two-day October policy meeting where it is widely expected the central bank will cut interest rates for the third time in 2019. While the buck did find refuge in positive housing data, investors’ attention will be on quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) numbers, manufacturing data, and the October jobs […]

US Dollar Flat As Capital Goods, New Home Sales Disappoint Markets

The US dollar is trading relatively sideways against some of its biggest currency rivals to close out the trading week. The latest release of US economic data is disappointing markets, which is raising the probability of another quarter-point decrease to interest rates in October. For now, investors might be adopting a wait-and-see approach to trading the buck prior to next week’s important Federal Reserve policy meeting.

US Dollar Strengthens As Wholesale Prices Fall

The US dollar is strengthening on Tuesday after the US government reported that wholesale prices slumped last month, defying market forecasts. Investors are also waiting for the Federal Reserve minutes from its September policy meeting, as well as bracing for this week’s tumultuous renewed US-China trade negotiations in Washington.

US Dollar Mixed As Unemployment Rate Falls to 50-Year Low

The US dollar is mixed at the end of the trading week after the US government reported that the labor market is showing some resilience as the economy – at home and abroad – cools down.

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