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Swiss Franc Soft as Markets Relish Biden Victory, Coronavirus Vaccine News

Risk appetite reined over markets at the start of the week, driving investors towards riskier currencies and away from safer ones. Surprisingly, the US dollar did not fare that poorly, but the Swiss franc was clearly a victim of the risk-on market sentiment. The only major currency that performed even worse than the Swissie was the Japanese yen.

Canadian Dollar Rallies Against US Peer Despite Weak Jobs Data

The Canadian dollar today rallied against its US peer as the US Presidential election continued to weigh on the greenback overshadowing the positive jobs data. The USD/CAD currency pair today fell to new 10-week lows as the loonie got an edge against the greenback as Joe Biden secured a significant lead over incumbent President Donald Trump.

US Dollar Struggles on Better-Than-Expected October Jobs Report

The US dollar is struggling to plug the hemorrhaging to finish the trading week. The greenback has been cratering against many of its major currency peers this week as a bit more certainty over the 2020 election result and a substantial rally in stocks sent the buck lower. With a better-than-expected October jobs report, is the dollar in store for greater losses in November?

Euro Rallies Against Dollar As FOMC Holds Rates and Biden Leads

The euro today rallied against the dollar as the vote-counting in the US Presidential election dragged on slowly as both parties went to court. The EUR/USD currency pair gave up some of its gains during the American session as the dollar hit a bottom and edged higher at the New York open.

US Dollar Plunges As Jobless Claims Fall to Pandemic Low, Stocks Rally

The US dollar is plunging against most of its currency rivals on Thursday as the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits declined to a pandemic low. With the 2020 US presidential election looking a little more certain in former Vice President Joe Biden’s favor, the broader financial markets are rallying, which has sparked a selloff of the greenback. Will a lower dollar be the norm in the home stretch of 2020?

Aussie Strong After Trade Surplus Widens Beyond Expectations

The Australian dollar was strong today after Australia’s trade surplus rose more than analysts were expecting. But, perhaps, the bigger contributor to the Aussie’s strength was the positive general sentiment on markets. While optimism was not reigning on the Forex market as strongly as on the stock market, with all stock indices logging substantial gains both yesterday and today, most riskier currencies managed to rise during Thursday’s trading session.

NZ Dollar Rises as Business Confidence Remains Stable, Markets Wait for US Election Results

The New Zealand dollar rose against most of its major rivals today. Markets still wait for the outcome of the US presidential election. But while uncertainty surrounding the election results make investors nervous, it seems markets are in a risk-on mode. As for New Zealand’s macroeconomic data released today, it was not bad, though it was not great either.

Euro Rallies Against Dollar as Biden Maintains US Election Lead

The euro today oscillated between gains and losses as US election officials continue to count votes in the tightly-contested US Presidential elections. The EUR/USD currency pair fell earlier today after President Donald Trump threatened to use the Supreme Court to stop vote-counting in some states.

Euro Rallies Against the Dollar As the US Elections Unfold

The euro today rallied to new 5-day highs against the US dollar as the US Presidential election day caused the dollar to selloff against other currencies. The EUR/USD currency pair’s rally was driven by the upbeat market sentiment, which also fueled a rally in the equity markets led by the Dow Jones and Nasdaq.

US Dollar Index Edges Higher As Investors Brace for 2020 Election

The US dollar is trading slightly higher against some of its currency peers one day before the 2020 presidential election. Investors are anticipating volatility across the broader financial markets this week, although the consensus on Wall Street is that investment houses desire a clear result for either President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden. Until then, the uncertainty surrounding Election Day could be […]

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