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Pound Rallies on UK Manufacturing PMI and Positive Sentiment

The British pound today rallied higher against the US dollar extending yesterday’s positive momentum boosted by Boris Johnson‘s promises of more spending to boost the UK economy. The weak dollar also raised the GBP/USD currency pair as investors reacted to news that a potential coronavirus vaccine had shown positive results in early clinical trials.

Euro Falls on Upbeat Euro Area PMIs, Rallies on Upbeat US PMI Data

The euro today fell against the US dollar despite upbeat releases from German combined with positive euro area PMI data released by Markit Economics. The EUR/USD currency pair rallied higher after the release of upbeat US PMI data, which was surprising given that the print beat analysts expectations by a wide margin.

Euro Advances on Upbeat Markit Flash PMIs and Positive Sentiment

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar boosted by the improved investor risk appetite, which saw investors pile into riskier assets. The EUR/USD currency pair’s rally was also fueled by the positive PMI prints released by Markit Economics.

Japanese Yen Attempts to Hold Ground After PMI Releases, Concerns About US-China Trade Deal

The main theme for today was the release of PMI reports for various parts of the world, though the topic of the US-China trade deal was also in the news. Overall, markets were in a positive mood, favoring high-beta currencies. Surprisingly, that did not result in a total sell-off of the Japanese currency. The yen fared rather well, holding its ground against most of its rivals and even gaining on some of them.

Aussie Comes to the Top After Positive PMI Releases

The Australian dollar was the strongest currency on the Forex market today, rising against all other most-traded counterparts after declining intraday. The rally was a result of risk appetite caused by positive PMI reports for various countries, including Australia itself.

Pound Falls After BoE Fails to Deliver Adequate Stimulus Measures

The Sterling pound today spiked higher shortly after the Bank of England left its lending rate unchanged and increased its stimulus program by £100 billion as expected. However, the GBP/USD currency pair’s rally was short-lived as the pair quickly headed lower as investor risk appetite faded in the face of rising coronavirus infections globally.

US Dollar Struggles for Direction on Jerome Powell Testimony, May Retail Sales

The US dollar is struggling for direction on Tuesday as the stock market rallies. Investors are weighing multiple events unfolding, including the Federal Reserve Chair’s semi-annual congressional testimony, strong May retail sales figures, and a spike in equities. It has been a roller coaster ride for the greenback in recent weeks as volatility and uncertainty have returned to global financial markets.

British Pound Falls on UK GDP Data Miss Then Bounces to New Highs

The Sterling pound today fell briefly after the release of the latest UK GDP data early London, but quickly recovered as other prints came in better than expected. The GBP/USD currency pair rallied to new highs after investors digested the multiple macro releases from the UK docket, one of which beat analysts estimates.

US Dollar Slumps As Economy Unexpectedly Adds 2.509 Million New Jobs in May

The US dollar is slumping against its G10 currency counterparts to close out the trading week as the economy unexpectedly added 2.509 million new jobs in May. While this is great news for the US, investors are reducing their positions in the greenback and pouring into equities. Since there is less concern over the broader economy, traders feel more confident to move away from safe-haven assets and into stocks.

Chinese Yuan Strengthens on Expanding Manufacturing Activity

The Chinese yuan is strengthening against several Western currencies on Monday, driven by a better-than-expected private sector survey of manufacturing in the world’s second-largest economy. The yuan is also trying to find direction on reports that Beijing is requesting state-run firms to suspend purchases of American agricultural goods. As many analysts anticipate another down year for the yuan, could a renewed trade dispute slam the offshore currency?

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