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Japanese Yen Mixed amid Signs of Economic Slowdown

The Japanese yen was mixed today despite the relatively negative sentiment amid investors. Usually, the yen rallied amid risk aversion due to its status as a safe haven. But today, the currency was struggling to rise. Some analysts explained that by the rally of the stock market. Domestic economic indicators were not favorable to the currency of Japan either.

Pound Falls Against Dollar on Brexit and New UK COVID-19 Rules

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar as investors remained wary of the current state of post-Brexit trade talks with the rising chances of a no-deal scenario. The GBP/USD currency pair’s decline was also fueled by the increasing coronavirus cases in the UK, which saw the government impose new restrictions to curb its spread.

Pound Rallies on Brexit Deal Hopes and Upbeat UK Retail Sales

The Sterling pound today fell then rallied against the US dollar to trade at breakeven amid investor optimism that the EU and UK could sign a post-Brexit deal soon. The GBP/USD currency pair today attempted to extend its 4-day rally boosted by the upbeat UK retail sales data and the positive investor sentiment that favoured risk assets.

Japanese Yen Starts Friday Weak, Rebounds Later

The Japanese yen started Friday’s trading weak but managed to rebound and is now trading as the strongest currency on the Forex market. The currency gained on the US dollar as the FOMC-inspired rally of the greenback continued to fade. Today’s macroeconomic data in Japan demonstrated deflation of consumer prices, though experts were expecting that.

Pound Rallies on Brexit Optimism, Later Falls on FOMC Decision

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar amid optimism that the UK would not crash out of the EU after Boris Johnson toned down his rhetoric. The GBP/USD currency pair’s rally was also driven by the dollar’s selloff coupled with the upbeat UK inflation data released earlier today, which boosted the pound.

Japanese Yen Stable, Gains on US Dollar

The Japanese yen was stable against other most-traded currencies today, even managing to gain on the US dollar, despite the generally positive market sentiment. Traders were more cautious than usual, though, due to the upcoming FOMC monetary policy announcement, resulting in quieter-than-usual trade.

Sterling Pound Rallies on Upbeat Risk Appetite, Falls on Brexit Fears

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by market optimism about progress in the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus. The GBP/USD currency pair’s rally did not last as it headed lower in the mid-London session amid market fears of a hard Brexit and a recovery by the US dollar.

Analysts Remain Unconvinced by Sterling’s Rally

The Great Britain pound was the strongest currency on the Forex market today, rallying against other most-traded counterparts. But analysts were not convinced by the rally, arguing that it was a result of short-sellers taking profits, not supportive fundamentals. With not many fundamental factors supporting the currency and several high-profile events this week, specialists think that it is too risky to buy the sterling.

Japanese Yen Soft amid Risk Appetite, Manages to Hold Ground Against Some Rivals

The Japanese yen was relatively soft today due to the positive market sentiment limiting demand for the currency in its role as a safe haven. Nevertheless, the yen managed to hold ground against a range of its major rivals, even gaining on some of them.

Sterling Falls on Brexit Fears and Weak UK GDP Data, Later Rallies

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar extending yesterday’s losses amid growing fears of a no-deal Brexit as both sides issue ultimatums. The GBP/USD currency pair has fallen for six of the past eight trading days as investors sell the pound as a hard Brexit appears very likely.

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