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Japanese Yen Attempts to Hold Ground After PMI Releases, Concerns About US-China Trade Deal

The main theme for today was the release of PMI reports for various parts of the world, though the topic of the US-China trade deal was also in the news. Overall, markets were in a positive mood, favoring high-beta currencies. Surprisingly, that did not result in a total sell-off of the Japanese currency. The yen fared rather well, holding its ground against most of its rivals and even gaining on some of them.

Chinese Yuan Strengthens on Expanding Manufacturing Activity

The Chinese yuan is strengthening against several Western currencies on Monday, driven by a better-than-expected private sector survey of manufacturing in the world’s second-largest economy. The yuan is also trying to find direction on reports that Beijing is requesting state-run firms to suspend purchases of American agricultural goods. As many analysts anticipate another down year for the yuan, could a renewed trade dispute slam the offshore currency?

Euro Struggles to Rally Amid Davos Forum and Coronavirus Threat

The euro today struggled to rally against the US dollar as the World Economic Forum drags on in Davos, Switzerland. The EUR/USD currency pair today fell to new 2020 lows before recouping its losses as investors grappled with the emerging risk posed by the Coronavirus.

Euro Rallies on Trade Deal Optimism and Hawkish ECB Strategic Review

The euro today rallied higher against the US dollar driven by upbeat investor risk sentiment in anticipation of the US-China phase one trade deal signing later today. The EUR/USD currency pair’s rally was also spurred by investor expectations that the European Central Bank could turn hawkish in the medium-term after a strategic review.

Euro Falls on Trade Headlines and US CPI Amid Empty European Dockets

The euro today fell against the US dollar driven by a lack of macro releases from across the euro area and the resurgent greenback. The EUR/USD currency pair later rallied from its daily lows despite the release of mostly in-line US inflation data in the American session.

Euro Rallies to 5-Month Highs on US-China Trade Headlines

The euro today rallied against the US dollar extending Friday’s gains as the greenback struggled to keep up with its global peers given the elevated market risk appetite. The EUR/USD currency pair rallied to new multi-month highs setting the single currency on track to finish the year strongly boosted by the positive US-China trade headlines.

Euro Falls Then Attempts to Rally on Christmas Eve

The euro today fell against the US dollar amid thin holiday trading conditions ahead of tomorrow’s Christmas holiday celebrations. The EUR/USD currency pair’s performance was not influenced by any significant fundamental news but was primarily driven by investor sentiment.

Euro Falls as US Dollar Rallies on Positive Sino-US Trade Headlines

The euro today fell against the US dollar erasing most of yesterday’s gains, which were driven by the Conservative Party‘s landslide win in the UK elections. The EUR/USD currency pair today traded sideways before plunging lower in the early American session as the greenback rallied higher boosted by positive trade headlines.

NZ Dollar Loses Gains After Rallying on US-China Trade Deal News, Domestic Data Doesn’t Support

The New Zealand dollar climbed intraday as reports about a phase-one trade deal between the United States and China put markets into a risk-on mode. Currently, though, the kiwi has lost its gains versus most of its major rivals, trading either flat or slightly lower. The New Zealand currency managed to keep gains versus the Australian dollar but was unable at all to rise versus the euro and the Great Britain pound. […]

Euro Spikes Higher on ECB Rate Decision, Crashes on Trump Tweet

The euro today fell against the US dollar in the early European session despite the release of in-line German inflation data. The EUR/USD currency pair spiked to its daily highs after the European Central Bank announced its rate decision but quickly fell on hopes of a US-China trade deal.

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