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US Dollar Sinks As August Jobs Disappoint Investors

The US dollar is falling against a few major currency rivals to close out the trading week, driven by a lower-than-expected jobs report in August. The disappointing labor numbers are likely enough to give the Federal Reserve the evidence it needs to pull the trigger on a second cut to interest rates later this month. But it could spell bad news for the greenback’s strength, something that the administration is hoping for.

US Dollar Strengthens on Trade Concessions, Higher Inflation

The US dollar is strengthening on Tuesday, buoyed by the White House delaying tariffs on Chinese imports until December and higher consumer prices in July. The greenback was capped on greater expectations over the central bank cutting interest rates again next month.

US Dollar Higher on Fed Rate Cut Fallout, Capped by New Trump Tariffs

The US dollar is gaining on several major currency rivals in public trading on Thursday. But the US Dollar Index is heading in the opposite direction, falling below 98.5. The Federal Reserve’s cut to interest rates, President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on China, and economic data are driving the greenback’s trade.

Euro Falls to Multi-Year Lows on FOMC, Recovers on Weak US Data

The euro today recovered most of its daily losses against the US dollar following the release of weak US manufacturing data in the early American session. The EUR/USD currency pair had fallen to a multi-year low in the Asian session following the Federal Reserve‘s hawkish rate cut before rallying higher later.

US Dollar Rallies As Market Dismisses IMF’s ‘Overvalued’ Concerns

The US dollar is finishing the trading week higher against a handful of currencies as the market appears to be moving on from recent comments pertaining to the greenback’s valuation. With a Federal Reserve bank president discussing the need for action ahead of a crisis and some data to throw in the mix, it has been a fun ride for the dollar this week.

US Dollar Mixed on PPI, Index Slips Below 97

The US dollar is mixed against most currencies at the end of the trading week, driven by the latest inflation numbers. The greenback is also finding direction on expectations that the central bank will cut interest rates at the end of the month, according to signals during this week’s semi-annual testimony in front of Congress and latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes.

US Dollar Rallies to 3-Week Highs as Fed Rate Cut Appears Unlikely

The US dollar today rallied to almost 3-week highs as market hopes for future rate cuts from the US Federal Reserve dissipated in the face of positive US jobs data. The greenback also benefitted from the uncertainty surrounding the US-China trade war that caused a significant sell-off in US equity markets and high demand for the dollar.

US Dollar Hurt by Philly Fed Manufacturing Index, Buoyed by Jobless Claims

The US dollar is trading downwards one day after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, but the central bank leaving the door open to a future rate cut should the data support a move might be driving down the dollar. The greenback declined more on the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank manufacturing survey, though its descent was capped by lower-than-expected jobless claims.

US Dollar Mixed on Dovish, Optimistic Federal Reserve

The US dollar was mixed against its major rivals midweek as analysts and investors are trying to make heads and tails of the Federal Reserve‘s latest policy announcement. The US central bank left interest rates unchanged, but it confirmed that it will “closely monitor” the numbers to determine if rates need to be lowered. Despite the dovish signals, Fed officials are still optimistic about the US economy, sticking […]

US Dollar Strengthens on Initial Jobless Claims, Fed Minutes

The US dollar is strengthening against a few currencies at the end of the trading week, buoyed by another decline in initial jobless claims and a central bank that is unlikely to do anything on interest rates. But disappointing housing numbers put a cap on the buck’s ascent.

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