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US Dollar Struggles to Rise Against Euro Despite Strong Consumer Confidence

The US dollar traded within a tight range against the euro on Tuesday despite a strong reading for consumer confidence in the United States. The greenback struggled to move higher today as mixed data in the eurozone gave enough support for the shared currency to hold its ground.

US Retreats amid Political Troubles, Fed Chair Uncertainty

The US dollar retreated today following the last week’s rally. Political issues in the United States overshadowed Monday’s positive macroeconomic data, sending the US currency down.

Euro Crashes Against US Dollar as ECB Slashes QE Program by Half

The euro today crashed against the US dollar after the European Central Bank announced that it would cut its quantitative easing program by half to €30 billion in 2018. The ECB also left interest rates at their current levels with Mario Draghi, the ECB President, expressing concern over a number of financial issues facing the Eurozone including low inflation rates.

USD Stable, Gains vs. European Currencies amid Next Fed Chief Speculations

The US dollar was stable today against its most-traded rivals but gained on the European currencies, including the euro and the Great Britain pound. The greenback got support from rumors that the next leader of the Federal Reserve may be a hawk.

US Dollar Gains as Data Supports Outlook for Fed’s Hike

The US dollar rallied against a basket of major currencies today as positive economic data released in the United States over the trading session reinforced the case for an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

US Dollar Rises as Manufacturing Data Exceeds Expectations

The US dollar rose against other major currencies on Monday following the release of manufacturing activity data that exceeded analyst estimates. Expectations of higher interest rates in the short term led an index that tracks the strength of the greenback touched its highest level in about one and half months.

Dollar Ends Week & Month on Strong Footing

The US dollar ended the week firm, rising against most of its major peers. What is more, September was a good month for the greenback overall as it gained against most of its major peers.

US Dollar Higher Against Most Rivals

The US dollar rose against most of its major rivals (though not all of them) today even as mixed macroeconomic reports did not lend much support to the currency.

GBP/USD Trades Sideways After Post-FOMC Slide

The GBP/USD currency pair today traded sideways after a major down slide occasioned by yesterday’s FOMC statement, which outlined a hawkish tone. The release of the public sector borrowing by the Office for National Statistics had minimal impact on the British pound even as the US dollar held on to gains made yesterday.

EUR/USD Trades Sideways as Markets Await FOMC Rate Decision

The EUR/USD currency pair was today trading sideways as the markets await the Fed interest rate decision scheduled for later today. The currency pair’s slight upward momentum was largely due to previous releases, which highlighted a positive outlook for most EU economies.