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Euro Trades Sideways on Weak German Data, EU Differences

The euro today traded sideways against the US dollar amid weak macro reports from Germany and France as investors await crucial US jobs data. The EUR/USD currency pair today traded within a tight range following three daily pullbacks as divisions among EU nations persist.

Swedish Krona Rallies As Riksbank Leaves Rates Unchanged at 0%

The Swedish krona rallied against many of its major currency counterparts on Tuesday after the central bank left interest rates unchanged and maintained stimulus measures to reverse its worst economic slump since the Second World War. But policymakers assured markets that they would act if the financial crisis intensifies and additional monetary easing is needed to mitigate a severe downturn.

Canadian Dollar Plunges As GDP Contracts 9% in March, BoC Unveils New QE

The Canadian dollar hit the pause button on its recent rally after the federal government released its gross domestic product (GDP) reading early for the first time ever. The loonie is slumping on news that economic activity suffered the biggest monthly decline in history. With falling energy prices and accommodating central bank, it could be a downward trend for the Canadian dollar in the near-term.

Euro Falls After 4-Day Rally Amid Rising European Coronavirus Cases

The euro today fell against the US dollar as traders took their profits following  4-day rally marked by steady gains driven by positive investor sentiment. The EUR/USD currency pair headed lower as the greenback rallied higher amid rising coronavirus cases and deaths in Spain and Italy.

Loonie Falls Against US Peer on Weak Oil Prices Despite Fed News Spike

The Canadian dollar today spiked higher against the US dollar after the Federal Reserve announced massive quantitative easing measures causing the greenback to fall. The USD/CAD currency pair fell briefly before recouping its losses and heading higher as the dollar recovered and the Loonie was weighed down by weak crude oil prices.

Aussie Weak amid Lockdown, QE Bond Buying

The Australian dollar was among the weakest currencies on the Forex market together with its commodity-related counterparts today due to coronavirus panic that makes investors seek safer options. While it has trimmed its losses by now, the Aussie is still trading below the opening level against the majority of most-traded currencies.

NZ Dollar Drops After RBNZ Announces QE Program

The New Zealand dollar dropped today after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand made a surprise announcement of a quantitative easing program. Currently, the kiwi has trimmed its losses but is still trading below the opening level against its most-traded counterparts, with the exception of the Australian dollar. The Aussie was dragged down by bond purchases under the quantitative easing program of its own central bank.

Pound Remains Under Pressure Despite Bank of England Rate Cut

The Sterling pound today had a muted reaction to an emergency rate cut by the Bank of England after the close of the London markets. The GBP/USD spiked higher briefly before heading lower as the greenback posted gains due to high demand.

Aussie Attempts to Recover After Plunging to Lowest in Decade

The Australian dollar plunged to the lowest level in more than a decade against a range of currencies today but now is trying to recover. As was expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia announced additional monetary stimulus. Meanwhile, employment data showed surprisingly good results.

Euro Falls to New Lows as Foreign Demand for US Dollars Skyrockets

The euro today fell against the much stronger US dollar amid a global rush for the world’s sole reserve currency as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. The EUR/USD currency pair’s decline was further fueled by weak data from Germany and the euro area as European countries fight to contain rising coronavirus cases.

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