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Pound Falls Despite Upbeat UK Inflation Data and Positive US Prints

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar despite the release of upbeat UK inflation data in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair fell at a crucial support level, which has been cited by most analysts as the main reason for the pair’s decline.

Canadian Dollar Mixed As Housing, Jobs Data Unable to Trigger Momentum

The Canadian dollar is trading mixed against multiple currency rivals to kick off the trading week, despite bullish housing and jobs data that should have buoyed the loonie. The paucity of momentum will be more pronounced as the Canadian dollar may trade sideways ahead of the central bank’s policy announcement later this week. Will the currency reverse its downward trend?

Loonie Extremely Weak on Negative Housing Data & Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar was among the weakest currencies today, dragged down by negative domestic housing data. Both housing starts and building permits fell unexpectedly. The falling prices for crude oil, Canada’s biggest export, were weighing on the currency as well.

US Dollar Flat Amid Higher Industrial Output, Housing Starts

The US dollar is relatively flat against most major currency rivals on Tuesday, despite some positive news for the world’s largest economy. The latest data helped legitimize the bulls’ views that the US economy is strong and resilient, thanks to higher industrial production, housing starts, and manufacturing activity. With only two weeks left in the year, investors are bracing for the final gross domestic product (GDP) reading for the third quarter, […]

Pound Crashes as Johnson’s Government Pushes for Hard Brexit

The Sterling pound today crashed against the US dollar amid fears that Boris Johnson‘s government was pushing for a hard Brexit despite his parliamentary majority. The GBP/USD currency pair today fell to its pre-election lows as investors sold the pair following the release of a mixed UK jobs report ahead of Friday’s Brexit bill tabling.

Japanese Yen Flat vs. Major, Falls vs. Commodity Currencies

The Japanese yen was trading flat for the most part today, though fell versus commodity currencies. It looks like traders were not interested in safety provided by the Japanese currency despite increasing tensions between China and the United States over Hong Kong protests. There were plenty of macroeconomic reports released in Japan today but they failed to have a substantial impact on the currency during thin holiday trading.

Euro Trades Sideways Amid Positive Releases and USD Weakness

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar amid positive releases from across the euro area and risk-off market sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair was not very active today as the data released from the eurozone was deemed inconsequential.

Japanese Yen Rebounds Amid Sales Tax Hike, Renewed Safe-Haven Status

The Japanese yen is rallying against most major currency rivals midweek as the world’s third-largest economy implemented a long-awaited sales tax hike. This comes as Wall Street is forecasting the yen will enjoy a monumental rally to finish off the year amid the chaos unfolding in global markets. Are investors dismissing the weak data this week?

Yen Mixed on Macroeconomic Data, BoJ Monetary Policy Stance

The Japanese yen was mixed today despite the market sentiment that was favorable to safer currencies. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed, but there were more negative reports than positive ones. Additionally, Japan’s central bank signaled about the possibility of additional monetary easing soon.

US Dollar Surges As Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates

The US dollar is surging midweek after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates at its September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). Additional easing is expected this year, leaving many to wonder if another round of quantitative easing (QE) is coming. Housing data further contributed to the dollar’s trading earlier in the session.

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