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US Dollar Takes a Breather After Strong Data Sparks Rally

The US dollar is taking a breather midweek following a strong session on Tuesday, driven by strong economic data that left investors feeling ebullient. A string of housing numbers did come out, but the market did anticipate weakness in the sector, which could adjust traders’ minds about the world’s largest economy being on solid footing.

Chinese Yuan Tries to Find Direction on Slowing GDP, Strong Data

The Chinese yuan is struggling to find direction to kick off the trading week after economic growth slowed to its lowest level in nearly three decades. But it was not all bad news for the world’s second-largest economy as an influx of data came in better than expected, giving the yuan some support.

Australian Dollar Gains on China’s Data

The Australian dollar gained against its most-traded rivals today after the release of macroeconomic indicators in China, Australia’s biggest trading partner. While not all indicators were especially good, most of them were decent enough to support the Aussie.

Euro Rallies on Investor Sentiment, Falls on Weak German Data

The euro today rallied against the US dollar in the Asian session before falling during the European session after the release of weak German data. The EUR/USD currency pair later rallied in the American session following the release of mixed US factory data.

Mexican Peso Resilient Despite Central Bank’s Minutes, Declining Industrial Production

The Mexican peso was relatively stable today despite dovish monetary policy meeting minutes of the nation’s central bank and unfavorable domestic macroeconomic data. Political turmoil was also putting pressure on the currency, which was surprisingly resilient during the current trading session.

Pound Mixed After Slew of Economic Reports

The Great Britain pound was mixed today, falling against some rivals while rising versus others. Such behavior is not surprising, considering that Britain’s macroeconomic data released over the trading session was mixed as well. The sterling was trying to erase losses but currently is not successful.

Japanese Yen Flat as Markets Wait for G20 Outcome

The Japanese yen was trading either flat or slightly lower versus its most-trade rivals today as traders were cautious, waiting for the outcome of the meeting between the leaders of the United States and China at the Group of Twenty summit. There were plenty of macroeconomic reports released in Japan today. The Bank of Japan also released the Summary of Opinions at its latest monetary policy meeting.

Turkish Lira Gains on US Dollar Despite Unfavorable Data

The Turkish lira gained on the US dollar today. That is surprising considering that macroeconomic data released in Turkey during the trading session was unfavorable.

US Dollar Weakens on Poor Data, Unexpected June Rate Cut

The US dollar is weakening against its currency peers to start the trading week. Driven by disappointing economic data and a central bank unlikely to cut interest rates at its policy meeting this week, the greenback is taking a hit as investors take a wait-and-see approach.

Euro Falls Against US Dollar After US Retail Sales Top Expectations

The euro today fell to new weekly lows against the US dollar following the release of upbeat US retail sales data in the American session. The EUR/USD currency pair traded with a bearish bias for most of today’s session amid a risk-averse market mood given the US-China trade war.

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