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US Dollar Holds Steady As Initial Jobless Claims Surge 6.6 Million

The US dollar is holding steady on Thursday after the federal government reported that initial jobless claims doubled week’s total and topped 6.6 million. The coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on a once robust and resilient labor market, and it is unclear as to when Americans will return to the workforce. Despite the federal government’s $2.2 trillion stimulus package that includes direct income support, how much longer can the world’s […]

Pound Rallies on Upbeat Sentiment and Hawkish BoE Rate Decision

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by the dominant risk-off market sentiment, which triggered a sell-off in the greenback. The GBP/USD currency pair today rallied higher as investors reacted to the Bank of England‘s latest monetary policy decisions.

US Dollar Falls Amid Record 3.28 Million Initial Jobless Claims

The US dollar is sliding against multiple currency rivals on Thursday, but it is holding relatively steady. This might come as a surprise for market observers because the greenback and the broader financial market should be in freefall following record-breaking jobs numbers. It is the opposite.

US Dollar Slips As $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Nears Agreement

The US dollar is continuing its streak of losses midweek as the federal government prepares to pass the $2 trillion stimulus package, which has sparked a rally in equities for two straight sessions. With a heightened risk appetite, investors are pouring into riskier currencies after liquidating everything to buy the greenback throughout the market turmoil. Is the buck set to plunge even further?

Euro Rallies on US Stimulus Package Despite Weak German IFO Data

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by the markets higher risk appetite after the US Senate agreed on a multi-trillion stimulus package. The EUR/USD currency pair’s gains were also helped in part by the easing demand for the US dollar after the Federal Reserve provided swap lines for the currency.

Loonie Falls Against US Peer on Weak Oil Prices Despite Fed News Spike

The Canadian dollar today spiked higher against the US dollar after the Federal Reserve announced massive quantitative easing measures causing the greenback to fall. The USD/CAD currency pair fell briefly before recouping its losses and heading higher as the dollar recovered and the Loonie was weighed down by weak crude oil prices.

US Dollar Gains As Federal Reserve Announces Unlimited QE

The US dollar is gaining on a couple of major currency rivals to start the trading week, despite the Federal Reserve announcing a massive expansionary program to rescue financial markets. With volatility still plaguing equities, investors continue to dive into the greenback to shield themselves from the chaos. The buck may spike again as the federal government gets ready to pass a massive stimulus bill.

US Dollar Weakens, Still Poised for Best Week Since Financial Crisis

The US dollar is weakening against a couple of major currency rivals at the end of the trading week, but the greenback is still on track for its best week since the financial crisis more than a decade ago. With tremendous economic and health uncertainty throughout global markets because of the coronavirus pandemic, investors are pouring into the safe-haven asset and propping up the dollar.

US Dollar Weakens As Weekly Jobless Claims Surge Amid COVID-19 Market Rout

The US dollar is weakening against a few currencies on Thursday as new labor data confirms that the Covid-19 pandemic is beginning to have a negative effect on the strong labor market. But the decline was capped by the Federal Reserve announcing temporary dollar swap lines with nine central banks for several months. Despite the dramatic impact the coronavirus has had on the world’s largest economy, the US dollar has been the lone bright […]

US Dollar Opens Sharply Lower After Another Surprise Cut from Fed

The US dollar started Monday’s trading session sharply lower compared with Friday’s close. The reason for that was another surprise interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve. Currently, the greenback tries to recover but still trades below the previous session’s close against most of its major rivals.

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