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US Dollar Extends Losing Skid Ahead of Federal Reserve Policy Meeting

The US dollar erased its early gains and extended its two-week losing skid on Monday. As investors braced for the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting and read reports that China canceled trade talks with the US, the greenback dipped against a basket of currencies.

US Dollar Rallies on Strong August Jobs Report

The US dollar is rallying against its major counterparts at the end of the trading week following a better-than-expected August jobs report. The bullish economic report will likely give further ammunition to the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at its next Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting later this month, a dollar-positive move.

Sterling Rallies Higher on Renewed Brexit Talks and Weak Dollar

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the US dollar following yesterday’s announcement by the chief Brexit negotiators to speed up the pace of negotiations. The GBP/USD currency pair was also boosted by the selling pressure around the US dollar following the political developments in two Federal investigations involving President Donald Trump‘s associates.

Japanese Yen Plunges As BOJ Maintains Ultraloose Monetary Policy

The Japanese yen continued to plummet against the US dollar and a basket of other currencies. After the Bank of Japan (BOJ) maintained its ultraloose monetary policy, surprising international markets, the currency continued its sluggish performance over the last five trading sessions.

Canadian Dollar Gains on ‘Absolutely Amazing’ NAFTA Talks, Higher Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar is rallying to start the trading week, benefiting from reported progress in North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations and higher energy prices. The loonie may tumble later in the week as the US central bank completes its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting that could signal a September rate hike.

Bullish Jerome Powell Congressional Testimony Sends Canadian Dollar Lower

The Canadian dollar is trading lower midweek as the head of the US central bank wrapped up his semi-annual testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday and investors eye the latest US economic data. Analysts warn that the loonie is not expected to record any significant movement in the coming weeks until trade negotiations between Washington and Ottawa are completed.

US Dollar Surges After FOMC & ECB Meetings

The US dollar gained sharply on other currencies today after the European Central Bank made a surprisingly dovish policy statement. Yesterday, the currency had a mixed reaction to the hawkish statement from the Federal Reserve, rallying initially but falling afterwards. Yet Fed hawkishness is a bullish factor in the long and may be responsible to some degree for the currency’s rally today.

Sterling Pound Trades Lower on UK Inflation Data, Later Recovers

The Sterling pound today traded lower against the US dollar following the release of the UK Consumer Price Index report for May in the early European session. The GBP/USD currency pair later rallied higher from the mid-European session into the North American session as the US dollar weakened against the pound.

Euro Rallies Higher Against US Dollar on Positive German Data

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar from the Asian session following yesterday’s dovish FOMC minutes. The positive German GDP data fueled the euro’s rally into the early European session before a slight retracement ensued following the release of the latest ECB minutes.

Euro Posts Slight Decline on Disappointing Eurozone CPI Data

The euro today registered a slight decline against the US dollar following the release of the Eurozone Consumer Price Index data in the early European session. The EUR/USD currency pair began today’s session in positive territory and had rallied to highs above 1.2000 before trimming some of its gains after the CPI release.

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