Jerome Powell — News Archive


Loonie Falls Against US Peer on Weak Oil Prices Despite Fed News Spike

The Canadian dollar today spiked higher against the US dollar after the Federal Reserve announced massive quantitative easing measures causing the greenback to fall. The USD/CAD currency pair fell briefly before recouping its losses and heading higher as the dollar recovered and the Loonie was weighed down by weak crude oil prices.

Pound Rallies Against Weak US Dollar on Bullish BoE Stance

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the much weaker US dollar as traders bought the pound given the Bank of England‘s bullish stance on interest rates. The GBP/USD currency pair rallied for the fourth consecutive session as the bearish sentiment towards the greenback persisted as US Treasury yields continue to fall.

Euro Recovers From Daily Lows on Fed Emergency Rate Cut

The euro today spiked higher against the US dollar in the early American session after the Federal Reserve announced an emergency interest rate cut of 50 basis points. The EUR/USD currency pair extended its positive streak for the fourth consecutive day having embarked on a significant rally since 21st February when the greenback turned bearish.

US Dollar Slumps As Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates

The US dollar is slumping on Tuesday as the Federal Reserve announced an emergency cut to interest rates. With financial markets tanking and plenty of economic uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, the central bank cut its benchmark rate by 50 basis points. Stocks fell after an initial bump, but the greenback was largely unaffected by the announcement.

US Dollar Slips on Mixed Data, Coronavirus Uncertainty

The US dollar is falling against multiple currency competitors to finish the trading week. The greenback could not find a concrete direction on Friday as the key economic reports were mixed. There is still a great deal of uncertainty in global financial markets surrounding the coronavirus, which was recently named Covid-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Despite the hiccup at the end of the trading week, the US dollar is still having an incredible start […]

Pound Rallies Despite Brexit Headlines, Falls on Powell’s Testimony

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the US dollar extending a 3-day winning streak by riding on yesterday’s momentum created by the positive UK GDP figures. The GBP/USD currency pair later fell during the American session as the Fed Chair Jerome Powell testified before the Senate housing committee where he reiterated his hawkish stance.

US Dollar Slips on Jerome Powell Testimony, Labor Conditions

The US dollar is trading modestly lower on Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testified in front of lawmakers. The greenback is also heading lower on mixed economic data that showed a tightening labor market but growing business optimism. Despite the greenback taking a breather, the buck is still enjoying a strong start to 2020.

Euro Recovers From Fresh 2020 Lows on ECB Chief Lagarde’s Testimony

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar before falling to its daily lows in the mid-European session driven by the prevailing risk-off market sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair recovered and rallied higher in the early American session following the release of the ECB Governor Christine Lagarde‘s testimony.

Pound Rallies as Boris Johnson Maintains Lead in Elections Race

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the weaker US dollar as Boris Johnson held on to his lead in opinion polls ahead of the December elections. The GBP/USD currency pair rallied higher despite Johnson backtracking on his initial election pledge to cut corporate taxes.

Pound Rallies Against Weak Dollar Despite Poor UK Retail Sales

The Sterling pound today rallied against the US dollar during the American session as the Fed Chair Jerome Powell testified before the House budget committee. The GBP/USD currency pair spiked higher from a consolidative phase during this period despite the weak UK retail sales data released earlier today.