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Japanese Yen Weak Despite Record Surge of Coronavirus Cases

The Japanese yen was weak today amid a relatively positive market sentiment, which was limiting the appeal of the currency considered to be a safe haven during times of trouble. The traders’ mood remained optimistic despite the threat of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Euro Crashes on Risk-Off Sentiment, Recoups Losses on Better Mood

The euro today fell against the US dollar during the Asian session, driven by the risk-off market sentiment that saw most Asian equity markets selloff. The EUR/USD currency pair recovered some of its losses during the European session despite the mixed releases from across the euro area.

Japanese Yen Opens Higher, Turns Lower Afterward

The Japanese yen started the trading week higher versus other most-traded currencies but has reversed its movement afterward and is currently trading far below the opening level against basically all other major rivals. Market analysts explained the moves by the improving market sentiment, though, in the longer-term, the outlook remains favorable to the currency.

Pound Plunges to 4-Week Lows on Brexit Jitters, Rising COVID-19 Cases

The Sterling pound today fell to new 4-week lows against the US dollar given the empty UK docket and the prevailing risk-off market sentiment, which favoured the dollar. The greenback’s rally triggered the GBP/USD currency pair’s crash amid a confluence of negative factors that weighed on the pound, including fears of a no-deal Brexit.

Pound Falls on UK Lockdown Easing Jitters and Sour Sentiment

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar driven by risk-averse market sentiment amid concerns that the UK was easing lockdown measures too quickly. The GBP/USD currency pair headed lower as investors sold the pound and other risk assets while piling into safe-haven assets such as the greenback amid global uncertainties.

Euro Rallies on Upbeat Sentiment and COVID-19 Vaccine Hopes

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar breaking out of the sideways trading range it was stuck in yesterday driven by the prevailing risk-on market sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair rallied higher driven by the prevalent optimism among investors regarding the reopening of European countries and a CVOID-19 vaccine.

Pound Falls on Weak UK Retail Sales Data and Risk-Off Sentiment

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar following the release of disappointing UK retail sales data in the early London session. The GBP/USD currency pair’s decline was further fueled by the risk-off market sentiment as investors priced-in various global risks.

Canadian Dollar Rallies on High Oil Prices and Mixed Macro Data

The Canadian dollar today rallied higher against its US peer driven by high crude oil prices before the release of multiple fundamental reports from the Canadian docket. The USD/CAD currency pair today fell as the loonie rallied higher against the much weaker greenback amid a risk-on market environment as investors remain hopeful about the future.

Australian Dollar Remains Strong After Economic Forecast

The Australian dollar remained firm today, being one of the strongest currencies on the Forex market, second only to the New Zealand dollar. The Australian central bank released its economic projections on Friday. While they were pessimistic in the short term, over the longer term the projections were fairly positive.

Japanese Yen Weakest on Forex After US-China Trade Talks

The Japanese yen was the weakest currency on the Forex market today after the market sentiment improved, limiting demand for the currency in its role as a safe haven. Traders felt more optimistic after the seemingly positive developments in the trade talks between the United States and China.

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