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US Dollar Index Finds Support on Five-Month High Jobless Claims, Stimulus Hopes

Could the US dollar maintain its impressive start to 2021 on Thursday? Investors sought refuge from bearish data and economic uncertainty after the federal government reported the higher number of initial jobless claims in about five months. Financial markets are also waiting for President-Elect Joe Biden‘s stimulus and relief proposals, with only days until he is inaugurated.

US Dollar, Treasurys Rise As Economy Lost 140,000 Jobs

The US dollar is looking to log a gain in the first trading week of 2021 as investors potentially seek refuge in the conventional safe-haven asset. The US government reported a worse-than-expected jobs report for December, driven by a resurgence in the coronavirus pandemic that is approaching 300,000 new infections per day. Is the greenback on the verge of facing a correction higher?

Euro Falls Against Resurgent Dollar on Weak Inflation and Retail Sales Data

Today, the euro fell against the resurgent dollar amid rising US Treasury yields that boosted the world’s reserve currency despite the turbulent American politics. The EUR/USD currency pair’s decline was also fueled by the disappointing inflation data coming out of the eurozone, causing investors to sell the euro.

US Dollar Finds Support on Washington Chaos, Lower Jobless Claims

The US dollar is extending its winning streak to two sessions toward the end of the first trading week of 2021. The greenback, which has come under pressure over the last nine months, is finding support in the political chaos unfolding in Washington during the final days of President Donald Trump’s tenure. The buck’s ascent occurred alongside a rally in the financial markets and bullish economic data.

Euro Falls Against Dollar on New Year’s Eve, but Its Still Up 8.9% in 2020

Today, the euro fell against the dollar on the last day of 2020 reversing a 3-day winning streak as traders took profit on their bullish positions amid thin trading conditions. The EUR/USD is still on track to close the year up 9% having printed a yearly high of 1.2310 last hit in April 2018 boosted by the weak dollar and the upbeat investor sentiment.

US Dollar Ends Winning Streak As Jobless Claims Fall to Three-Week Low

The US dollar is ending its winning streak midweek amid renewed optimism in the broader financial markets. Despite concerns over a new strain of the coronavirus that appears to be more infectious, the investors were optimistic over initial jobless claims declining to their lowest levels in three weeks. But as long as the COVID-19 vaccines prove effective, traders will remain bullish on stocks, which is bad news for the dollar.

US Dollar Tests Three-Year Low on Higher Initial Jobless Claims, Federal Relief

The US dollar extended its bearish pattern against many of its major currency counterparts on Thursday. The US government reported a larger-than-expected increase in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits. The buck was also hammered on the growing odds of another round of COVID-19 stimulus and relief spending to cushion the economic blows from the public health crisis.

Euro Rallies After ECB Extends Stimulus Plan by €500Bn, Maintains Rates

The euro today rallied higher against the dollar after the European Central Bank extended its stimulus programme and did not sound too dovish. The EUR/USD currency pair’s rally was also boosted by the upbeat market sentiment towards the single currency and the weak greenback.

US Dollar Slumps Amid Worse-Than-Expected Initial Jobless Claims, Stimulus Standstill

The US dollar is struggling to hold onto its weekly gain against some of its key currency pairs as the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits surged to its highest level since September. Higher inflation and fiscal stimulus negotiations stuck at a standstill weighed on the greenback. How much more room is there for the buck to fall to wind down 2020?

USD/CAD Struggles for Direction As Initial Jobless Claims Fall to Pandemic-Era Low

The US dollar maintained its bearish pattern on Thursday after the US government reported a new coronavirus pandemic-era low for the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits. The greenback has had a roller coaster ride throughout the public health crisis, hitting a multi-year pique of 103.00 before cratering 15% to its lowest level since early 2018. Has the greenback hit bottom, or is there still room for hemorrhaging?

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