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Australian Dollar Soft on Market Sentiment, Weak Economic Data

The Australian dollar was soft today. While it managed to gain on the US and Canadian dollars, the Aussie fell against other most-traded currencies. It declined even against its New Zealand counterpart, which is also considered riskier commodity currency. The market sentiment remained in a risk-off mode, weighing on Australian currency, and Australia’s macroeconomic releases were not helping either.

Pound Falls Then Rallies on Weak UK Services PMI and BoE Rumours

The Sterling pound today traded lower against the US dollar earlier in the session as investors stayed away from the pound amid Brexit uncertainty and risk-off market sentiment. However, the GBP/USD currency pair later recovered despite the release of weak UK PMI data by Markit Economics amid rumours that the Bank of England would cut rates soon.

Australian Dollar Rises for Third Day After GDP Beats Expectations

The Australian dollar continued to rise, logging a third consecutive daily gain. This time, it is easier to explain the currency’s rally as it followed the better-than-expected GDP print released during the trading session. Economic data from China, Australia’s biggest trading partner, was atrocious, but it had a little impact on the movement of the Aussie.

Euro Rallies on Upbeat PMIs, Quickly Falls on Coronavirus Headlines

The euro today spiked higher against the US dollar in the early European session following the release of upbeat eurozone PMIs by Markit Economics. However, the EUR/USD currency pair’s rally was short-lived since the pair fell shortly afterwards after news of rising coronavirus infections in South Korea damped investor risk appetite.

NZ Dollar Little Changed After Mixed Employment Data

The New Zealand dollar was little changed today as local markets were closed for a holiday. The currency did not show a clear trend yesterday either after the release of mixed employment data in New Zealand.

Pound Crashes Against US Dollar on Upbeat US PMI Data

The Sterling pound today attempted to rally against the US dollar, but the rally was shortlived as the greenback reversed course and drove the pound lower. The GBP/USD currency pair today rallied to its daily highs before heading lower as investor appetite for the pound waned amid a rejuvenated dollar.

Japanese Yen Rises, Gains Limited by Lack of Demand for Safe Haven

The Japanese yen traded either flat or higher against other most-traded currencies today, but gains were nowhere near enough to reverse yesterday’s losses. Markets calmed down after a bout of fear caused by escalating tensions in the Middle East, limiting demand for safe-haven currencies.

Euro Rallies on German Retail Sales and Euro Area PMIs, Later Falls

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar in the early European session following the release of upbeat German retail sales data and euro area PMIs. The EUR/USD currency pair later fell as the greenback rallied amid rising US-Iran tensions and the release of upbeat US PMI data by Markit Economics.

Australian Dollar Logs Gains, Analysts Skeptical

The Australian dollar logged gains against the majority of other most-traded currencies today. Market analysts explained gains of riskier commodity currencies by the rise of European stocks due to the preliminary trade agreement between the United States and China. Experts were skeptical, though, about the longevity of the gains as the US-China trade conflict is not over yet, and there are other reasons to worry, like the threat of hard Brexit and impeachment of US President Donald […]

Pound Rallies Then Falls on Weak PMIs and Profit Taking

The pound today rallied briefly against the US dollar before falling to its daily lows as traders continued to take profits from the post-election rally. The GBP/USD currency pair was also affected by the weak PMI data released by Markit Economics in the London session and Brexit optimism.

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