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US Dollar Ends Week Mixed on Dovish Fed, Fears of Recession

The US dollar ended the past trading week mixed, gaining on some currencies and falling versus others. While the unexpectedly dovish Federal Reserve hurt the currency strongly, it had some support from risk aversion. The same risk-off sentiment made other safe-haven currencies, like the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc, clear winners for the week.

Chinese Yuan Mixed As Market Weighs PBOC’s Overhaul to Interest Rates

The Chinese yuan is mixed at the end of the trading week as the market weighs the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)’s long-postponed measure to overhaul interest rates. Investors might also be anxious over new data that found soaring debt levels and rising unemployment in the world’s second-largest economy could threaten stimulus initiatives. Other reports suggest the US wants Beijing to “double or triple” its offer to purchase American goods has not […]

Norwegian Krone Gains After Norges Bank Hikes Interest Rates

The Norwegian krone managed to gain on the US dollar even though the greenback was generally strong today, rebounding after yesterday’s losses. The most likely reason for that was the interest rate hike by Norway’s central bank.

Swiss Franc Gains Despite SNB Keeping Negative Interest Rates

The Swiss franc rallied against most major currencies today, with the exception of the US dollar, which was rebounding after yesterday’s losses. Markets largely ignored the monetary policy meeting of the Swiss National Bank.

Euro Surges on Dovish Fed, Capped by Debt Warnings

The euro is rallying against a basket of major currencies on Thursday, buoyed by a dovish Federal Reserve. The gains were capped by a new report that sounded the alarm about public debt binges that threaten the stability of the currency.

US Dollar Falls As ‘Patient’ Fed Signals One Rate Hike in 2019

The US dollar is holding steady midweek as the Federal Reserve concluded its two-day policy meeting. The US central bank did not pull off any surprises on Wednesday, signaling that it has become far more bearish than in previous meetings, whether it relates to policy maneuvers or economic estimates.

US Dollar Mixed on Tame Wholesale Inflation, Higher Mortgage Applications

The US dollar is mixed against a basket of currencies on Thursday, attempting to find direction on economic data. The greenback has been trading based on inflation numbers, mortgage loans, and weekly jobless claims, but data may not affect the buck until the US and China officially announce a new trade agreement.

Canadian Dollar Strengthens on Rallying Energy Prices

The Canadian dollar is strengthening to a one-week high against its American counterpart midweek on rallying energy prices and slowing US inflation. The bearish domestic outlook is lingering in the background as investors fear that, despite the impressive February jobs report, the national economy is barely expanding, even with the pause on interest rate hikes.

US Dollar Mixed on Disappointing Jobs Data, Stock Market Rout

The US dollar is trading mixed against a handful of currency rivals at the end of the trading week. The buck is finding direction on a disappointing labor report, as well as a stock market rout across the globe.

Canadian Dollar Falls After Dovish BoC Rate Decision and Statement

The Canadian dollar today fell drastically against its US counterpart following the Bank of Canada‘s dovish interest rate decision. The USD/CAD currency pair today rallied to new 2-month highs following the BoC’s cautious statement in the early North American session.

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