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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.

US Dollar Mixed as US-China ‘Lay the Groundwork’ on Tariff Delay

The US dollar is mixed against multiple currency rivals on Tuesday after it was reported that US and China trade negotiators are working on a plan to delay the December 15 tariffs. This comes after the federal government revised its third-quarter productivity numbers slightly higher, though the report still marked a negative reading for the first time in four years. Business confidence is on the rise, however, so can positive […]

Pound Hits 7-Month High as Conservatives Remain Election Favorites

The Sterling pound today rallied to a new 7-month high against the US dollar before retreating as the London session progressed and the American session began. The GBP/USD kept its bullish bias as the Conservative Party maintained a comfortable lead against the opposition Labour Party ahead of Thursday’s snap general election.

Canadian Dollar Falls on Weak Jobs Data, Ignores Saudi Aramco IPO

The Canadian dollar today fell against its US peer following the release of disappointing jobs data, which missed expectations by a considerable margin. The loonie erased all of the gains made against the greenback earlier this week amid the highly anticipated Saudi Aramco IPO.

US Dollar Surges on 266,000 New Jobs in November

The US dollar is soaring to close out the trading week, buoyed by a terrific November jobs report that suggested the labor market is strong. For months, it had been stated that the jobs market was resilient but following this report, analysts could make the case that it is a force to be reckoned with.

US Dollar Slides on Weak US Jobs Report, Services PMI

The US dollar is falling against multiple currencies midweek amid disappointing private payroll numbers and a weak services sector. The bullish US-China developments appeared to have stopped the bleeding as investors have renewed their optimism (again) over an upcoming deal. But the buck may need to limit its losses if it wishes to keep its year-to-date gain.

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 Hits 7-Week High on Opinion Polls and UK Construction PMI

The pound today rallied to new multi-week highs against the US dollar buoyed by positive sentiment as the latest opinion polls revealed that Boris Johnson is still leading Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn. The GBP/USD’s rally was further fueled by the positive UK construction PMI released by Markit Economics showing that the country’s construction industry was improving.

Euro Falls Despite Multiple Upbeat Euro Area Inflation and Jobs Reports

The euro on Friday fell against the US dollar to continue trading within the tight range that has held for the past four days as it remained under pressure. The EUR/USD currency pair fell despite the release of the upbeat preliminary eurozone consumer price index data for November earlier today.

Pound Falls As Johnson Skips Climate Debate on YouGov Poll

The Sterling pound today traded near yesterday’s lows as the media criticised Prime Minister Boris Johnson for skipping a crucial debate on the climate crisis. The GBP/USD currency pair fell as investors sold the pound following Johnson’s recent moves that could see his popularity decline ahead of the December elections.

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