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Canadian Dollar Rises as GDP Continues to Grow, Oil Prices Rise

Commodity currencies were the clear winners today, and the Canadian dollar was among them. It was trading on par with its Australian and New Zealand counterparts but gained against major rivals. Market analysts speculated that such behavior was a result of month-end flows, which drove the US dollar down, though the Canadian currency has its own factors to support it.

US Dollar Mixed As GDP Beats Estimates, Fiscal Stimulus Hopes Rise

The US dollar is trading mixed against several currency counterparts midweek as investors focus more on economic data and fiscal stimulus instead of the first 2020 presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. With growing confidence in the broader financial market, the greenback could face pressure in October, but electoral uncertainty might cap its decline.

US Dollar Finds Safe-Haven Support on Worse-Than-Expected Jobless Claims

The US dollar is finding support from investors who are seeking shelter following a worse-than-expected jobless claims report. The greenback has been climbing in recent weeks amid a return of volatility in the broader financial markets. With growing uncertainty in the economy surrounding the coronavirus and the upcoming cold and flu season, the buck might pare much of its losses by year’s end.

US Dollar Spikes As Investors Flee Market Selloff, Seek Safe-Haven Shelter

The US dollar is rallying against most of its currency competitors to kick off the trading week. The greenback, which has cratered about 10% since peaking at 103.00, is extending its gains in September as investors flee the broader financial market selloff and seek shelter in a traditional safe-haven asset.

US Dollar Ends Confusing Week Mixed

The past trading week was rather confusing, with many currencies moving in unexpected directions. For example, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc are both considered to be safe currencies and thus usually move in the same direction. But this week, the Japanese yen ended trading as the strongest currency on the Forex market, while the Swiss franc was the weakest one. The US dollar was not an exception, moving unpredictably after the FOMC monetary […]

Canadian Dollar Soft After Retail Sales Miss Expectations

The Canadian dollar was soft today, falling against other most-traded currencies, after domestic retail sales data disappointed traders. The losses were limited against most of the rivals, though, with the exception of the Japanese yen and the New Zealand dollar — the two strongest currencies on the Forex market during Friday’s trading.

US Dollar Looks for Direction As Jobless Claims Fall to Pandemic Low

The US dollar is looking for direction against many of its currency rivals on Thursday after the federal government reported that the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits declined to a pandemic low. The US central bank’s important September policy meeting continues to weigh on the buck, while uncertainty surrounding Congress’ newest stimulus package sparks concern in the broader financial markets.

Canadian Dollar Soft Despite Surge in Crude Oil Prices

The Canadian dollar was soft today, falling or staying flat against its most-traded peers. Even the strong rally of crude oil prices was unable to aid the currency. One of the possible reasons for the loonie’s weakness was disappointing domestic inflation data.

US Dollar Mixed As Federal Reserve Pledges to Keep Interest Rates Low Until 2023

The US dollar is trading mixed against its G10 currency rivals midweek following the Federal Reserve‘s completion of its two-day policy meeting. The central bank left interest rates unchanged, and it pledged to keep rates lower for a few more years to support the economic recovery. With rates hovering near zero until at least 2023, how will this impact the greenback?

US Dollar Slumps As Initial Jobless Claims Flat, Producer Prices Fall

The US dollar is slumping against many of its G10 currency rivals on Thursday after the latest jobs data was flat, and producer prices declined. The greenback had been staging a comeback for more than a week, but the buck looks to be going through a modest correction toward the end of the holiday-shortened trading week.

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