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US Dollar Mixed on Dovish, Optimistic Federal Reserve

The US dollar was mixed against its major rivals midweek as analysts and investors are trying to make heads and tails of the Federal Reserve‘s latest policy announcement. The US central bank left interest rates unchanged, but it confirmed that it will “closely monitor” the numbers to determine if rates need to be lowered. Despite the dovish signals, Fed officials are still optimistic about the US economy, sticking […]

Australian Dollar Weak After Release of Employment Data

The Australian dollar was weak today, falling for the seventh consecutive trading session against the euro, following the release of employment data in Australia. While the report was not entirely bad, the market preferred to focus on the bad part.

US Dollar Mixed on Lower-Than-Expected Inflation Data

The US dollar is mixed against several major currency rivals midweek after new lower-than-expected inflation data was released. Prices have proven to be major drivers of the greenback this week, mainly because there have been little updates to the US-China trade dispute and the brief US-Mexico trade spat concluded. On monetary policy, it will likely be speculation until the next Federal Reserve meeting.

US Dollar Slumps on Disappointing May Jobs Report

The US dollar slumped at the end of the trading week, driven by a weaker-than-expected May jobs report and stagnant wage growth that signaled a slowing economy. Should the trend continue, then it might prompt the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates to spur economic growth, which the market is already betting will happen as early as next month.

Chinese Yuan Mixed on Poor Economic Data

The Chinese yuan is mixed midweek on poor economic data. But the biggest development for the yuan is that it is nearing the 7 mark against the US dollar. The federal government has hinted that it will take action to prevent the yuan from reaching that threshold. The last time the yuan crossed 7 was in December 2016.

Swiss Franc Retreats From Safe-Haven Bolster As Foreign Investment Declines

The Swiss franc is sliding against some of its major currency rivals midweek. For the last week, the franc has been advancing as investors seek out safe-haven assets during the escalation in the US-China trade spat. The franc has ostensibly come back down to earth on recent economic data.

US Dollar Mixed As Tariffs on Chinese Goods Go Into Effect

The US dollar is surging against some currencies and sliding against others at the end of the trading week as tariff hikes on Chinese imports went into effect. With inflation meeting market expectations, investors are focused more on another hiccup in the US-China trade war deliberation, which may linger into the summer and cause market strife.

NZ Dollar Licks Wounds After RBNZ Cuts Interest Rates

The New Zealand dollar sank today after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand cut interest rates. By now, the currency managed to erase a big chunk of losses, though it is still trading below the opening level.

US Dollar Sideways on Renewed Tariffs on China

The US dollar is trading sideways against several major currencies, suggesting that investors are waiting to see the fallout from an announcement that the White House is raising tariffs on $200 billion on Chinese imports by the end of the week. With data light on the calendar in the coming days, traders are focused primarily on geopolitical events surrounding the buck.

British Pound Drops Despite Balanced BoE Interest Rate Decision

The British pound today fell against the US dollar after the Bank of England left its monetary policy unchanged and exhibited confidence in Britain’s economy. The GBP/USD currency pair had rallied higher earlier today amid rumors that Theresa May was willing to relax her tough stand on a customs union with the EU in order to get her Brexit deal done.

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