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Sterling Rallies on Merkel’s Optimism Regarding Irish Backstop

The British pound today exploded higher after the German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed optimism that the Irish backstop issue could be resolved by October 31st. The GBP/USD currency pair rallied to new monthly highs above the crucial 2.2250 level as traders bought the Sterling in anticipation that her remarks would help prevent a no-deal Brexit scenario.

US Dollar Higher on Fed Rate Cut Fallout, Capped by New Trump Tariffs

The US dollar is gaining on several major currency rivals in public trading on Thursday. But the US Dollar Index is heading in the opposite direction, falling below 98.5. The Federal Reserve’s cut to interest rates, President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on China, and economic data are driving the greenback’s trade.

Euro Drops on Fears of Further Monetary Easing From the ECB

The euro today fell from its daily highs against the US dollar as markets reacted to news that the European Central Bank was considering a different approach to meet its inflation target. The EUR/USD currency pair later recovered given that the greenback was also under significant selling pressure as markets continue to price in a Fed rate cut on July 31.

Sterling Crashes to New 27-Month Lows on Hard Brexit Fears

The Sterling pound today fell to new 27-month lows against the US dollar as markets reacted to a poor UK jobs report and the uncertain British political environment. The GBP/USD currency pair was also adversely affected by comments from the two remaining Conservative Party candidates saying that the Irish backstop was dead.

US Dollar Mixed on PPI, Index Slips Below 97

The US dollar is mixed against most currencies at the end of the trading week, driven by the latest inflation numbers. The greenback is also finding direction on expectations that the central bank will cut interest rates at the end of the month, according to signals during this week’s semi-annual testimony in front of Congress and latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes.

Euro Rallies on Upbeat Eruozone PMIs, Falls Despite Weak US Data

The euro today rallied higher following the release of mostly upbeat PMI reports from across the eurozone by Markit Economics in the early European session. The EUR/USD currency pair later fell in the early American session despite the disappointing US releases driven by subdued investor risk sentiment ahead of tomorrow’s US holiday.

Euro Stays Range Bound for Second Day Despite Multiple Releases

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar reacting to releases from both the European and American dockets but failing to break out in a specific direction. The EUR/USD currency pair rallied higher in the early European session and later headed lower ignoring the upbeat German inflation data as the greenback recovered.

US Dollar Hurt by Philly Fed Manufacturing Index, Buoyed by Jobless Claims

The US dollar is trading downwards one day after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, but the central bank leaving the door open to a future rate cut should the data support a move might be driving down the dollar. The greenback declined more on the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank manufacturing survey, though its descent was capped by lower-than-expected jobless claims.

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 […]

US Dollar Mixed on Widening Trade Deficit, Higher Initial Jobless Claims

The US dollar is mixed against a basket of currencies on Thursday as data has been both good and bad for the world’s largest economy. With the US-China trade war seemingly worsening, investors have been clamoring for some excellent data to offset the lackluster development in trade talks.

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