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Dollar Rose, Yen Fell as Traders Adjusted Bet on Fed Hikes

The strong set of job market data seemed to have cleared much concern over recession in the US, and set the tone for the financial markets. Benchmark treasury yields jumped as traders added bets on Fed continuing with the current pace of tightening beyond neutral. Stocks markets were resiliently...

Dollar Soars Broadly after All-Round Strong NFP

Dollar soars broadly, together with benchmark treasury yields, after an all around strong non-farm payroll report. At the same times US futures tumble, apparently on expectations Fed's tightening pace will continue with such healthy job market. The greenback is now the strongest one for the week and the question...

Markets in Quiet Mode, Awaiting US Job Data

The currency markets are quiet overall as focus now turns to US job data. The post BoE selloff in Sterling didn't last long. Meanwhile, Dollar is still range bound against Euro and Yen. The greenback's rally attempt against Swiss Franc also faltered rather quickly. Commodity currencies are steady. Most...

Sterling Falls as BoE Forecasts Prolonged Recession

Sterling falls broadly today after BoE hikes by 50bps but indicates that a prolonged recession will start in the UK in Q4. But the selloff in the Pound is not helping Euro and Swiss Franc much, as both are mixed. Dollar and Canadian are following Sterling as next weakest....

Markets Steady Awaiting BoE Rate Hike, Dollar Making Progress

Aussie and Kiwi firm up mildly in Asian session, following the rebound in risk markets. But overall, the currency markets are rather quiet, with major pairs and crosses stuck inside last week's range. Traders are probably holding their bets for now, and await today's BoE rate decision. Another big...

Yen, Swiss Franc and Dollar Turn Softer on Slightly Upbeat Sentiment

Yen, Swiss Franc and Dollar turn softer with other markets trading in slightly upbeat tone. Traders are back to business as usual, after no substantial actions from China during the time US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. Australian Dollar is leading Canadian and Sterling higher. Euro is mixed...

Dollar’s Momentum Doesn’t Warrant a Reversal Yet

Overall, the development in the financial markets are rather mixed for now, still awaiting further development in Taiwan Strait tensions. Yen's rally was somewhat choked by the recovery in US benchmark yields overnight. Dollar is attempting a rebound, but momentum doesn't warrant a reversal yet. Sterling is the relatively...

Dollar Rebounding, But Yen Still the Strongest

Markets are generally in cautious mode today. While Asian markets tumbled, major European indexes are just in slight red. Dollar rebounds notably after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally took the flight from Malaysia to Taiwan. Investors are still awaiting whether China would take any "retaliation". Meanwhile, Yen remains...

Aussie Down after RBA Hike,Yen Power Continues

Yen's strong rally continues in Asian session today, with help from risk-off sentiment as well as extended decline in US benchmark yields. Stocks are trading lower while investors are cautiously waiting for any concrete action by China over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. Dollar and Euro...

Dollar Selling is Back While Yen Strength Continues

Dollar selling is back today while Yen's strength continues. Euro is also soft as the second worst after the greenback. On other hand hand, Sterling is strengthening with help from buying against Euro. Commodity currencies are mixed for now, with Canadian Dollar turning softer while Kiwi leads Aussie higher....

Yen Extends Broad-Based Rally; RBA and BoE to Hike and Lots of Data

Yen's broad-based rally continues in quiet Asian session today. Dollar and European majors are generally steady. Some weakness is seen in Aussie and Canadian, but selling is so far limited. In other markets, sentiment is mixed with slight recovery seen in some Asian stock markets, including Japan. Gold is...

Yen Overwhelmed Dollar on Falling Benchmark Yields

Dollar ended broadly lower last week, as the worst performer, as hammered by the events of FOMC meeting and GDP release. In short, Fed chair has signalled slower tightening pace ahead and the message was reinforced by another quarterly GDP contraction print. Whether the US was already in recession...

Dollar Recovering after Strong PCE Inflation, But Still The Worst Performer

Dollar is recovering in early US session, follow another print of strong consumer inflation. 10-year yield is also back above 2.7% handle. Still, the greenback is the worst performer for the week together with Euro. Yen is retreating mildly but stays the strongest one for the week, followed by...

Yen Rallies Further on Falling Yields, Dollar and Euro Weak

Yen's rally intensified overnight and continues in Asian session. The move came in particular as US 10-year yield tumbled following the poor GDP report. For now, Dollar and Euro are the worst performing ones for the week, followed by Canadian. Sterling is following Yen as the second strongest and...

Yen Surges after Shocking US GDP Data

Yen rises strongly today, and buying intensifies in early US session, after surprisingly poor US GDP data. Benchmark treasury yield in both the US and Germany tumble sharply, aiding Yen's advance. Swiss Franc is also strong For now, Euro is the worst performer for today, as selling started earlier...

Dollar Broadly Lower as Fed Signals Slower Tightening Ahead

Dollar was sold off broadly overnight and stays weak in Asian session. Markets well received Fed Chair Jerome Powell's message that tightening pace is going to slow ahead. While stocks also rebounded, Yen reacted more to falling benchmark treasury yields. As for the week, the greenback is now the...

Dollar Mixed in Steady Markets, as Fed Hike Awaited

The currency markets continue to be relatively steady today, as traders are holding their bets ahead of Fed's expected 75bps rate hike. Euro is recovering slightly but remains the worst performer for the week, followed by Yen. On the other hand, Canadian Dollar is leading Australian and Sterling higher....

EUR/USD Resilient, But Vulnerable ahead of FOMC

Dollar is trading with a soft tone today, as focus turns to FOMC rate decision. Another 75bps hike is widely expected and Chair Jerome Powell is not expected to deliver any dramatic comments. Traders would likely come back after the event risk is cleared. In the currency markets, Euro...

Euro Under Pressure Again on Gas Worries

Euro is under heavy selling pressure today on renewed worries over cut off of Russia gas supply. It's additionally pressured and Germany 10-year yield breaks below 1% handle again. For now, Sterling appears to be a distant second. On the other hand, Dollar and Yen are gaining most, followed...

Dollar, Yen and Franc Soft in Quiet Cautious Markets

Markets continue to be very quiet in Asian session today. Investors are clearly holding their bets ahead of tomorrow's FOMC rate hike. Dollar is a softer one together with Yen and Swiss Franc. On the other hand, Canadian Dollar is firmer together with Aussie. Euro and Sterling are mixed....