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US Dollar Slides Despite Bullish Data in Final Stretch of 2019

The US dollar is slipping against multiple publicly-traded currency rivals to kick off the holiday-shortened trading week and wind down 2019. The buck, which has pared most of its gains this year, failed to take advantage of the myriad of bullish economic data on Monday, creating a cause for concern that the dollar will start 2020 weaker.

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.

Japanese Yen Stuck Trading Sideways Against the Weak US Dollar

The Japanese yen today traded in a tight range against the US dollar despite the greenback’s overall weakness against other major currencies. The USD/JPY traded sideways even as the Nikkei 225 equity index closed lower for the day despite the risk-on market sentiment.

Pound Hits 7-Day High on Santa Claus Rally and USD Weakness

The Sterling pound today rallied against the US dollar as the Santa Claus rally kicked into full effect in the absence of any significant fundamental releases. The GBP/USD rallied to new 7-day highs as the greenback fell against most of its peers as investor risk appetite soared.

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 on Low Liquidity and Market Sentiment, Rallies on US Data

The euro today rallied from its daily lows following the release of weak US durable goods orders in the early American session. The EUR/USD currency pair had fallen earlier in the session amid low liquidity ahead of the Christmas holiday break.

US Dollar Spikes on Higher Q3 GDP Reading

The US dollar enjoyed a spike against several currency rivals at the end of the trading week, driven primarily by a higher final reading of the gross domestic product in the third quarter. The buck was further lifted on a decline in the cost of manufacturing goods consumed at home and exported to foreign markets.

Euro Falls Despite Upbeat German IFO and Eurozone CPI Data

The euro today fell against the US dollar in what could only be attributed to technical factors including major resistance levels posed by the 200-day MA. The EUR/USD currency pair kept falling despite the release of upbeat German IFO survey data and inflation data from the eurozone driven by a much stronger dollar.

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.

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.

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