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Pound Falls Against Dollar As UK Lockdown Seen Lasting Up to Easter

The Sterling pound today fell against the dollar after initially inching higher when it became clear that the UK coronavirus lockdown could stretch up to Easter. The GBP/USD currency pair fell as market sentiment towards the pair shifted to bearish, causing a major selloff despite the relatively weak dollar.

Australian Dollar Starts Year on Strong Footing

The Australian dollar traded mostly higher against its most-traded rivals on the back of the positive market sentiment. Traders looked into the future with optimism thanks to expectations of coronavirus vaccine rollouts and the subsequent recovery of the global economy. A manufacturing report for China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, missed expectations but it did not seem to have a material impact on markets, perhaps because the data was not outright bad.

Euro Falls Against Dollar on New Year’s Eve, but Its Still Up 8.9% in 2020

Today, the euro fell against the dollar on the last day of 2020 reversing a 3-day winning streak as traders took profit on their bullish positions amid thin trading conditions. The EUR/USD is still on track to close the year up 9% having printed a yearly high of 1.2310 last hit in April 2018 boosted by the weak dollar and the upbeat investor sentiment.

Euro Rallies on Improved Sentiment After US Stimulus Checks Vote

Today, the euro rallied against the dollar boosted by the risk-on market sentiment as global equities rallied just two days to the end of 2020. Investors remained bullish on the markets boosted by the US’s positive stimulus news, where lawmakers almost approved $2,000 stimulus checks.

Pound Falls As Investors Unwind Long Positions on Post-Brexit Trade Deal

Today, the Sterling pound fell against the dollar as investors turned bearish on the currency following the post-Brexit trade deal reached on Christmas Eve. The GBP/USD currency pair fell today amid thin trading conditions as the UK and European markets remained closed in honour of Boxing day celebrations.

EUR/USD Falls Despite Positive Eurozone Macro Releases

EUR/USD fell today despite all macroeconomic reports released in the eurozone during Wednesday’s trading session were good, and the vast majority of them beat expectations. Against other rivals, the euro did not show a unified performance, rising against some but falling against others.

Swiss Franc Strong, Defying Fundamentals

The Swiss franc was the strongest currency on the Forex market today, rising against all other most-traded rivals. That was a very puzzling performance, considering that news neither from Switzerland nor from abroad was positive for the currency.

US Dollar Drops amid Risk Appetite, Outlook for Stimulus

The US dollar fell against a basket of currencies today as risk appetite on the market limited demand for safety provided by the greenback, while the outlook for stimulus in the United States further damaged the appeal of the US currency.

Swiss Franc Soft Despite Better-than-Expected Data

The Swiss franc was soft for the most part today, though it managed to log small gains versus the Australian dollar and the Japanese yen. Better-than-expected domestic macroeconomic data was unable to bolster the Swissie.

Yen Falls vs. Commodity Currencies, Holds Ground vs. Majors

The Japanese yen fell versus commodity currencies but managed to hold its ground against other most-traded currencies today. Markets remained under the impact of the positive coronavirus vaccine news, which limited demand for safer currencies, including the yen.

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