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USD/CAD Pair Falls to 6-Week Lows as Loonie Rallies Against Weak Dollar

The Canadian dollar today rallied against the US dollar in a move that was primarily attributed to the greenback’s overall weakness against most of its peers. The USD/CAD currency pair fell to new 6-week lows as the loonie rallied against a much weaker dollar driven by the improved investor risk appetite.

US Dollar Rises on Housing, Q2 GDP

The US dollar is gaining on several major currency rivals toward the end of the trading week, buoyed by the latest housing data and the final gross domestic product (GDP) figure for the second quarter. The buck’s downward performance in recent sessions had been driven by geopolitics, from the US-China trade war to tensions in the Middle East.

Euro Rallies Higher as France Pushes for Fiscal Stimulus Measures

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar as investors bid up the single currency lifting it away from yesterday’s lows triggered by the FOMC decision. The EUR/USD currency pair today rose steadily as the markets reacted to comments from the French calling for immediate fiscal stimulus measures.

Pound Recovers as BoE Maintains Its Monetary Policy Stance

The Sterling pound today rallied from its daily lows after the Bank of England maintained its current monetary policy stance by leaving interest rates unchanged. The GBP/USD currency pair had fallen to its daily lows following the release of the latest UK retail sales data early in the London session.

Canadian Dollar Falls Against US Peer on Weak Crude Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar today broke down against the US dollar as global crude oil prices fell following the absence of more output cuts by the OPEC and its allies at today’s meeting. The USD/CAD rallied higher during the American session as oil prices fell causing the commodity-linked loonie to weaken against the greenback.

Euro Spikes Then Crashes as ECB Cuts Deposit Rate by 0.10%

The euro today spiked higher after the European Central Bank cut its deposit rate by 0.10% as expected before quickly reversing direction and crashing to new weekly lows. The EUR/USD currency pair had attempted to rally higher after the release of Germany’s consumer price index data earlier today given that the print met expectations.

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.

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