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Risk-Averse Environment Helps Yen Gain for Third Day

The Japanese yen rose today, extending its gains for the third consecutive trading session. The main reason for the rally was the negative market sentiment, which made investors seek safer options to park their funds.

Pound Ends Week as Weakest Currency due to Brexit Worries

The Great Britain pound ended the week as the weakest currency on the Forex market as the Brexit and associated uncertainties were in the center of the traders’ attention. The US dollar, on the other hand, ended the week strongest due to risk aversion.

Yen Gains on Domestic Economic Reports, Market Sentiment

The Japanese yen gained against its major rivals today. While the currency has basically erased its gains versus the US dollar by now, it retained them versus other majors. Domestic macroeconomic reports released over the trading session were good, but the general risk-averse market sentiment likely played a bigger part in the yen’s rally.

Yen Gains as Risk Aversion Allows to Ignore Comments from BoJ Chief

The Japanese yen gained on its most-traded rivals today, propelled higher by risk aversion. The general negative market sentiment allowed the currency to ignore dovish comments from the central bank’s chief.

Australian Dollar Tanks, Falling for Fourth Session

The Australian dollar tanked today, falling for the fourth consecutive trading session. Domestic macroeconomic data was mixed, but it was overshadowed by global news that was negative to the market sentiment.

Swiss Franc Gains as Safe Currencies Back in Favor

The Swiss franc climbed today, joining the Japanese yen in a rally, as risk aversion returned to markets. That brought safe currencies back in favor of market participants.

US Dollar Ends Turbulent Week Soft

The stock market crashed this week and the US dollar followed. While the greenback recovered somewhat by the weekend, the US currency ended the week among losers.

Japanese Yen Trims Gains Caused by Risk Aversion

The Japanese yen gained intraday on risk aversion but has trimmed its gains by now. Currently, the yen trades above the opening level against the US dollar, flat versus the euro, and below the opening against the Great Britain pound.

Risk Aversion Drives AUD to New Lows Despite Unexpectedly Widening Trade Surplus

The Australian dollar fell today, reaching a new low for the year against the US dollar, amid risk aversion on the Forex market. The unexpected increase of the trade surplus failed to support the currency.

Yen Firm amid Risk Aversion Caused by Outlook for Fed’s Rates

The Japanese yen was relatively strong today, gaining on riskier commodity currencies. Market analysts explained the currency’s strength by risk aversion caused by anticipation of higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve. If that is the case, it it surprising to see that the yen gained on the US dollar as well.

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