Jerome Powell — News Archive


US Dollar Index Lifted by Bullish Jobless Claims, Powell’s Pullback Comments

The US dollar is recording gains on Thursday following a better-than-expected initial jobless claims report. As the broader financial markets continue their lackluster performance, investors have been pouring into the conventional safe-haven asset to shield their capital from the losses. The buck has maintained its stellar 2021 performance amid economic uncertainty.

Pound Tumbles to 6-Week Lows Despite Upbeat Jobs Data as Dollar Soars

The Sterling pound fell to new monthly lows against the dollar despite the release of mostly upbeat UK employment data as the dollar gained against its peers. The GBP/USD currency pair fell driven by the resurgent greenback despite US Treasury yields pulling back as investors reacted to the Fed Chair’s comments downplaying inflation concerns.

US Dollar Rises on Higher Treasury Yields, Jobless Claims

The US dollar bounced back from Wednesday’s loss, rallying on concerns in the broader financial markets and economy following the latest initial jobless claims. The greenback also jumped on the bump in Treasury yields, with investors anticipating higher inflation. Can the buck claw back from its recent weakness?

Euro Spikes Higher Against Dollar on Dovish Fed Interest Rate Decision

The euro spiked higher against the dollar, triggered by the dovish tone adopted by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell after announcing the bank’s interest rate decision. The EUR/USD currency pair had traded sideways for most of today’s session before the spike higher, as the US Dollar Index crashed, boosting riskier currencies.

US Dollar Flat As Investors Wait for Federal Reserve Guidance

The US dollar is trading relatively flat against many of its major currency rivals. Economic data and the looming Federal Reserve meeting were in focus for investors, with Treasury yields taking a breather. The broader financial markets were quiet, too, as traders take a wait-and-see approach ahead of the two-day policy meeting.

US Dollar Slumps As Investors Brace for 10-Year Treasury Auction

The US dollar weakened in the middle of the trading week as all eyes will be on the Treasury auctions. The greenback has been strengthening this month following a lackluster February, buoyed by turmoil in the financial markets and soaring bonds. Can the buck continue its journey upward, or will it fall back to earth? Inflation and the Treasury market could be the deciding factors.

US Dollar Index Rallies Above 92.00 on Market Turmoil, Stellar Jobs Report

The US dollar is finding strength in chaos in the financial markets and a better-than-expected February jobs report. The greenback has been rising over the last week amid turmoil in the equities arena. With positive economic data, the buck could strengthen even more, continuing to defy market expectations for a bear market in the dollar.

USD/CAD Breaks Below 1.25 Amid Initial Jobless Claims Sliding to Three-Month Low

The US dollar weakened on greater confidence in the broader financial markets as the government reported initial jobless claims falling to their lowest levels in three months. A renewed rally in the equities arena, surging Treasurys, and positive economic data weighed on the conventional safe-haven asset. With the latest drop, the greenback has officially turned negative for the year.

Euro Edges Higher on German GDP, Later Falls on Soaring US Yields

The euro initially edged higher against the dollar, boosted by investor sentiment and positive data from Germany, before reversing and heading lower later in the session. The EUR/USD fell as US Treasury yields soared, lifting the dollar despite the Fed chair Jerome Powell’s dovish stance on the central bank’s monetary policies.

Euro Drops Against Dollar, Spikes Higher on Powell Speech, Later Falls

The euro fell against the resurgent US dollar ignoring in-line euro area releases, as US Treasury yields remained stable during the first half of today’s session. The EUR/USD currency pair spiked higher during Jerome Powell‘s speech but later fell despite the Fed chair reiterating the bank’s accommodative stance.