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US Dollar Rises Amid September Jobs Report, Trump Testing Positive for COVID-19

The US dollar is holding its gains to finish the trading week as investors get spooked by a worse-than-expected September jobs report. But the main headline maker is that President Donald Trump and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19. This was the curveball tossed into the broader financial market with a month to go until the 2020 election. How will the buck react in the coming days?

US Dollar Mixed As Economy Grew 2.1% in Q4, Coronavirus Threatens Q1

The US dollar is mixed on Thursday as the economy grew at a modest clip in the fourth quarter and traders are fleeing to safe-haven assets amid market turmoil. But investors are concerned that the coronavirus could significantly impact first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), and do a lot more damage to the world’s largest economy.

Russian Ruble Slumps on Weak Data, Geopolitical Risk

The Russian ruble is slumping midweek after a few pieces of economic data disappointed investors. This comes one day after the currency endured major swings on reports of a possible military fallout between the US, Russia, and the European Union following several events that appeared to be isolated from one another.

US Dollar Slides on Disappointing Data

The US dollar is losing ground against a basket of currencies on Tuesday after a flurry of data was released and disappointed the market. The one positive this week has been the rise in housing prices, which have been running on a treadmill for more than a year. With the US-China trade war taking a breather, investors may be finding short-term direction on data instead of geopolitical events.

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