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Sterling Firms Up While Dollar and Yen Consolidate

The forex markets are generally staying in consolidative mode today. Dollar and Yen pulled back slightly overnight, together with the notable rebound in stocks. But both are regaining some grounds while commodity currencies soften. Traders would likely be holding their bets on the next move first, waiting for some...

Dollar and Yen in Brief Retreat as Stocks and Yields Rebound

Dollar and Yen retreat as markets enter into US session. Stock markets are staging a mild rebound in Europe, while US futures also point to higher open. Treasury yields also recovered from earlier decline, with US 10-year yield back above 1.4 handle at the time of writing. New Zealand...

Yen Surges on Falling Stocks and Yields, Dollar Takes a Breather

Yen rises broadly today as risk aversion is dominating the overall financial markets. In particular, US 10-year yield dives through 1.4 handle in Asia, and we'd see if the weakness would persist. Though, selling focus is turning from Aussie and Kiwi to Canadian. Dollar is consolidating last week's strong...

Dollar Solidified Strong Near Term Rally, But Not in Long Term Reversal Yet

Dollar ended last week sharply higher as boosted by the surprisingly hawkish FOMC projections. Yen followed as second strongest on steep selloff in stocks, while Euro is a distant third. Commodity currencies were the worst performers, with Aussie leading the way, followed by New Zealand Dollar. Though, Swiss Franc...

Sterling Tumbles on Poor Retail Sales and Rise in Coronavirus Cases

Sterling is among the worst performing currency for today, together with commodity currencies. Poor retail sales data from the UK is weighing on the Pound. Additionally, the resurgence in coronavirus infections, now due to the delta variant, in the UK is concerning. Daily new cases jumped above 11k, after...

Dollar Consolidating Gains, Yen Also Firm after BoJ

Dollar is consolidating some gains in Asia session today but remains overwhelmingly the strongest for the week. Yen is following closely as second best. Yet, there is no one-sided risk aversion in the markets to help Yen against Dollar. US stock indexes ended mixed overnight only, while Asian markets...

Dollar Power Continues, But Yen Trying to Overtake

Dollar's post-FOMC strength continues to overwhelm the markets today. Though, Yen is also catching up as US futures point to a weak open. Selling in commodity Yen crosses is also helping the Japanese currency. Swiss Franc is currently the worst performing, as SNB sounded it's fully in inertia despite...

Dollar Soars on Hawkish FOMC, EUR/USD Breaks 1.2

Dollar surges overnight after much hawkish than expected Fed interest rate projections. The case of near term bullish reversal continues to build up and there is prospect of further rally before weekend. Markets are relatively mixed elsewhere though. Australian Dollar is lifted by strong job data while New Zealand...

Markets Await Fed, Canadian Dollar Shrugs Strong CPI

Dollar softens quite notably in early US session as markets await FOMC rate decision. Though, Swiss Franc and Euro appear to be slightly weaker. On the other hand, Kiwi and Aussie are strengthening mildly but Canadian Dollar shrugs off stronger than expected consumer inflation data. Sterling also firms up...

Dollar Awaits Fed’s Dots for More Rally

Dollar is maintaining much of this week's gains as focus now turns to FOMC statement and economic projections. There is prospect of further rally for the greenback should some policymakers pull ahead their rate hike expectations. But the overall reactions would more depend on interaction with other markets like...

Dollar Surges on Record PPI, Sterling Tumbles

Dollar jumps in early US session after strong, record making, PPI inflation data. The worse than expected retail sales and manufacturing data were shrugged off. Yen and Euro are following as next strongest for now. Sterling continues to be weighed down by delay in reopening and it's trading and...

Yen Crosses Rebound as NASDAQ and S&P 500 Made New Records

Yen trades broadly overnight on strong risk appetite, with NASDAQ and S&P 500 closing at new record highs. And it remains generally soft in Asian session. Some selling in seen in Australian Dollar after RBA minutes, but loss is very limited. Other commodity currencies are indeed trying to firm...

Sterling Softens on Possible Reopening Delay, Range Trading Continues

The forex markets continue to be generally quiet today, stuck inside Friday's range. Sterling is mildly lower on talks that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is going to delay easing of restrictions due to rise in the Delta variant infections. Yen is also trading lower together with Swiss Franc....

Forex Quiet as FOMC Awaited; Gold, Oil and Bitcoin on Moves

Trading is generally subdued in Asian session today, with little reactions to the G7 summit. Also, China and Hong Kong are on a one-day holiday. Commodity currencies are mildly firmer while Swiss Franc and Yen are softer. But all major pairs and crosses are stuck inside Friday's range. Instead,...

Swiss Franc, Dollar, and Yen Jumped on Falling Global Benchmark Yields

The intra-week rebound in global benchmark treasury yields was rather short-lived. Yields in Germany, US and Japan then turned south after ECB's decision on PEPP purchases. That came even though CPI jumped to 13-year high. It remains to be seen of investors are giving a strong node to central...

Dollar Rises ahead of Weekend, Sterling Firm after GDP

Notable buying is seen in Dollar as markets enter into US session. There is no apparent reason for the rally, except that some traders could be adjusting positions ahead of the high profile G7 summit. Resilience in the Swiss Franc is affirm this pre-emptive risk aversion. Meanwhile, Sterling is...

Swiss Franc Firm as Focus Turns to Sterling

Swiss Franc is generally firm as weekend approaches. Even though there was no follow through buying in Euro after ECB overnight, the common currency is somewhat support mildly by the strength in the Franc. Meanwhile, Yen's selloff faded quickly, together with the rebound attempt in treasury yields. Dollar, Canadian...

Muted Reactions to ECB and US CPI, Yen Lower Following Yield Rebound

There are heavy weights event for Euro and Dollar today, but reactions are so far mild. ECB said it will continue the PEPP purchases at "significantly higher" pace in Q3. Yet, it also upgraded both growth in and inflation forecast for this year and next. Dollar shrug off very...

Euro Softens ahead of ECB, US CPI also Featured

Euro softens broadly today as markets await ECB policy decision. Traders appear to be position for a dovish, or at least cautious, ECB press conference. Nevertheless, Sterling and Dollar are also soft, indicating that the markets are not one sided yet. Meanwhile, commodity currencies are trading mildly firmer today,...

Subdued Trading Continues While Treasury Yields Fall

Major pairs and crosses are bounded inside yesterday's range so far, as quiet trading continues. Dollar is mildly lower but loss is very limited, while Swiss Franc might be picking up some buying again. Stock markets are also treading water in very tight range. Nevertheless, notable weakness is seen...