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Pound Holds On to Gains 2 Days Ahead of the General Elections

The British pound today held on to yesterday’s gains against the US dollar two days ahead of Thursday’s elections with opinion polls predicting a win by the Conservative Party. The GBP/USD currency pair today rose to 8-month highs as investor optimism about Britain’s future including Brexit remained high.

Euro Sidelined on Trump-Macron Spat Amid US-China Trade Worries

The euro today appeared to cool off against the US dollar following yesterday’s massive rally that saw the EUR/USD currency pair breach the 1.1080 level as the greenback fell. The currency pair today traded sideways alternating between gains and losses amid a lack of significant releases from the European dockets.

Pound Falls as Corbyn Narrows Johnson’s Lead Following Debate

The Sterling pound today continued to fall against the US dollar as Boris Johnson‘s ratings fell following yesterday’s public debate against Jermy Corbyn. The GBP/USD currency pair dropped as investors remained concerned about Corbyn’s rising popularity, which could lead to a hung Parliament after the elections.

US Dollar Mixed on October Retail Sales, Manufacturing Index

The US dollar is struggling to find direction against multiple currency rivals at the end of the trading week. The greenback is trading sideways after new retail sales, manufacturing, and trade data showed a mixed portrait of the national economy last month.

US Dollar Rallies on Federal Reserve’s Cuts to Interest Rates

The US dollar is rallying on Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third time this year. But the big news coming out of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting was the central bank indicating that it is hitting the pause button on rate cuts. The third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) was also in the spotlight leading up to the October meeting.

Swiss Franc Mixed As Machine Export Orders, Producer Prices Drop

The Swiss franc is mixed against a basket of currencies on Thursday as new data show machine export orders and producer and import prices declined. The Swiss economy continues to lose momentum amid the global trade war impacting markets everywhere. Despite the downward trends, investors are still pouring into the safe-haven asset, much to the chagrin of the Swiss National Bank (SNB).

Euro Hits New Monthly Highs on Positive Eurozone CPI and Weak Dollar

The euro today rallied to new monthly highs buoyed by positive CPI data from the euro area combined with a weak US dollar. The EUR/USD currency pair today rallied to new highs based on positive geopolitical events related to Brexit and the US-China trade war.

Australian Dollar Rises Despite Drop of Consumer Confidence to 4-Year Low, Escalating US-China Trade War

The Australian dollar rose today against other most-traded currencies. That is a surprising result considering that fundamentals looked very unfavorable to the currency. The sentiment of Australian consumers fell to the lowest level in four years. Washington announced fresh sanctions against Chinese companies just a day before trade negotiations between the United States and China resume.

US Dollar Mixed Ahead of Fed Decision

The US dollar was mixed during the past trading week, rising against some most-traded rivals but falling versus others. While the developments in the US-China relations were good, traders were reluctant to buy the greenback ahead of the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting.

Australian Dollar Rallies on Signs of Improving US-China Relations

The Australian dollar rallied today, rising for the eighth session versus the Japanese yen, after signs that the US-China relations are improving. That spurred hopes that the trade conflict between the two world’s biggest economies can end in the foreseeable future. And optimism increased demand for riskier high-beta assets.

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