Risk Appetite — News Archive


NZ Dollar Climbs on Record Trade Surplus, Positive Market Sentiment

The New Zealand dollar climbed against all other most-traded peers today thanks to the relatively positive domestic macroeconomic data and the market sentiment that was supportive of riskier currencies.

Pound Rallies on Bullish Sentiment Despite Rising UK COVID-19 Cases

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the US dollar despite the current lockdown in the UK amid rising coronavirus cases as opposed to other European countries. The GBP/USD currency pair today rallied higher as the dollar retreated driven by the risk-on market sentiment as Boris Johnson prepares to host a cabinet meeting today.

Canadian Dollar Posts Gains as Oil Recovers and Trades Sideways

The Canadian dollar today extended its winning streak against the US dollar as the recovery in crude oil prices saw the US crude oil trading sideways in a tight range. The USD/CAD currency pair fell for the third consecutive session as crude oil prices recovered strongly from Monday’s crash despite concerns about global demand for the commodity.

Pound Falls on Bearish Sentiment as UK to Test COVID-19 Vaccine

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar as investor sentiment remained decidedly bearish amid news that the UK was developing a COVID-19 vaccine. The GBP/USD currency pair fell despite the release of upbeat UK jobs data as investor risk appetite evaporated pushing the pair lower into negative territory.

Euro Rallies on Reports of COVID-19 Cure and In-Line Eurozone CPI

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by bullish investor sentiment amid hopes that a cure for the coronavirus was on the horizon. The EUR/USD currency pair initially fell as the greenback rallied before changing course and surging higher as risk-appetite improved.

Pound Rallies Despite Record COVID-19 Deaths and Johnson in ICU

The Sterling pound today rallied higher against the US dollar despite the fact that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson being hospitalised in ICU. The GBP/USD currency pair posted gains as buyers stepped in capitalising on the greenback’s fall from recent highs.

Pound Crashes Against Strong US Dollar as Global Equities Crash

The Sterling pound today fell against the US dollar driven by the risk-off market sentiment that dominated global markets amid a major equities sell-off. The GBP/USD extended its losing streak for the third consecutive day and printed new 2020 lows as investors shrugged off the stimulus package announced by the Bank of England yesterday.

Euro Drops to Multi-Year Lows on Weak German ZEW Survey Data

The euro today fell against the US dollar during the European session following the release of weak German ZEW survey data early in the session. The EUR/USD currency pair traded at 34-month lows as the coronavirus headlines continue to dampen investor risk appetite.

Euro Hits New 2020 Lows on Mixed German Data, Ahead of US NFP

The euro today fell to new 2020 lows against the US dollar in the early European session following the release fo mixed data from the German docket. The EUR/USD currency pair fell through significant support levels to hit a 4-month low driven by a risk-averse market environment ahead of the crucial US non-farm payrolls report.

Australian Dollar Strongest, Rising for Fourth Session

The Australian dollar was the strongest currency on the Forex market today, rallying for the fourth consecutive day thanks to the improving investors’ sentiment. The currency managed to rally even though domestic macroeconomic data failed to meet expectations for the most part.