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US Dollar Gives up Early Gains as Political Woes Remain in Play

The US dollar rose against the euro and other major currencies on Thursday, even after giving up some of the gains it made earlier today. A smaller drop than expected in manufacturing activity in Philadelphia and a low number of jobless claims supported the greenback. However, rippling effects from the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes and political developments in the United States limited the greenback’s gains today.

US Dollar Weakens Against Euro as Inflation Data Misses Estimates

The US dollar declined against the euro on Friday to touch its weakest level in 3 days, as fresh data for inflation rate in the United States disappointed investors. Weak economic releases in recent weeks lowered expectations that the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates before the end of the year, which weighed on the greenback.

US Dollar Surges on Impressive Job Gains and Shrinking Trade Deficit

The US dollar surged against the euro and other major counterparts on Friday, as the economy in the United States created more jobs than expected in July. The gap between US imports and exports narrowed in June, which pushed an index that tracks the greenback’s strength toward its best level in 7 trading sessions.

US Dollar Remains near Lowest Level in 3 Years as Business Activity Lags Behind Forecast

The US dollar weakened against the euro on Thursday to remain near its lowest level in almost 3 years. A fresh data release that revealed lagging business activity in the United States added to mounting evidence that economic growth is losing momentum, which weighed on the greenback.

US Dollar Falls Against Euro as ADP Employment Data Misses Estimates

The US dollar fell against the euro on Wednesday, as uncertainty between traders about the labor market increased following disappointing employment data today. The greenback also declined against a basket of major currencies amid lower expectations for the official job report on Friday.

Australian Dollar Struggles to Keep Gains, Data Weighs

The Australian dollar rallied today, following yesterday’s policy statement from the Federal Reserve. The currency struggled to maintain gains, though, as today’s macroeconomic data was unfavorable.

USD/CAD Drops to Two-Year Low After Fed Statement

The Canadian dollar gained to the highest level in two years versus its US counterpart today after the Federal Reserve released a relatively dovish policy statement. The loonie also rallied against the weak Swiss franc but dropped versus the euro and Japanese yen.

US Dollar Climbs Against Euro Ahead of Fed Meeting

The US dollar edged higher against the euro on Wednesday, ahead of the latest statement from the Federal Open Market Committee, which is expected to contain a decision to keep rates unchanged. Traders appear to have ignored a disappointing number for new home sales in June in anticipation for remarks from the monetary policy committee relating to interest rates in the near future.

US Dollar Edges Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting, Despite Disappointing Home Sales

The US dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Monday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting that starts tomorrow. The greenback was able to maintain today’s gain even after a report revealed disappointing existing home sales in June.

US Dollar Ends Week Extremely Soft After Yellen Comments

The US dollar ended the week as the weakest major currency after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen made dovish comments, making speculators pare bets on an additional interest rate hike this year.

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