National Association of Home Builders — News Archive


US Dollar Mixed As 22 Million Americans Lose Jobs in Four Weeks

The US dollar is mixed against its G7 currency rivals on Thursday after the US government reported a slightly worse-than-expected jobs report that brought the total number of Americans who lost their jobs to about 22 million. A flurry of other economic data weighed on the greenback and US equities, leaving everyone wondering just how long the coronavirus pandemic will affect the world’s largest economy.

US Dollar Retreats from Friday’s Elevated Levels, Economic Data Hurts

The US dollar opened at Friday’s elevated levels but has declined versus most of its major rivals by now. It looks like uncertainty associated with this week’s policy announcement from the Federal Reserve hit the currency after all. Domestic macroeconomic data, being poor, was not helping the greenback.

US Dollar Dips on Wall Street Bears, Economic Data

The US dollar is declining to kick off the trading week as Wall Street bears and disappointing economic data sent the currency lower. Despite the greenback enduring its biggest decline in two weeks, the dollar is still performing quite well as the year comes to an end.

Euro Declines Against US Dollar on Positive US Import Data

The euro today declined against the extremely strong US dollar after the release of positive US data relating to import prices. This was the fourth consecutive bearish session, which was accelerated by disappointing German ZEW survey data, released early in the European session.

US Dollar Rallies Higher Against Peers on Positive Advance Retail Sales

The US dollar today rallied higher against its main peers including the British pound and the Japanese yen after the release of positive US advance retail sales data. The greenback’s rally was also supported by the positive New York Empire State Manufacturing Index, which also exceeded expectations.

US Dollar Weakens Against Commodity Currencies as Oil Prices Surge

The US dollar weakened against the euro and a group of commodity currencies on Monday, as oil prices surged following reports of an extension for a deal that reduces oil output of major producers. Demand for the greenback was muted today as traders anticipate major data releases later this week, including the number of building permits in April and a new report on manufacturing activity in Philadelphia this month.