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Dollar Breaking Down as Euro and Gold Jump

Dollar's selloff intensifies somewhat today, with solid risk appetite in the background. Though, Sterling is slightly weaker entering into US session. On the other hand, Euro and Swiss Franc are the strongest for now. Commodity currencies are also struggling to pick up buying despite rally in oil prices and...

Dollar Trades Lower as Markets Open the Year on Firm Footing

Dollar trades generally lower today as Asian markets ex-Japan open the year on strong footing. Investors are generally riding on optimism of vaccine rollouts and an eventual sustainable global recovery. Though, for the short term, Japan is facing risk of more lookdowns while coronavirus infections in the US could...

USD/JPY Accelerating Down as Dollar Selloff Continues

Dollar remains the worst performing one for today, after earlier downside breakout. Though, selling focus has shifted away from Euro. Currently, Australian Dollar an Sterling are the strongest one, followed by New Zealand Dollar. But Yen buying is accelerating in early US session. It's unsure who will end up...

Dollar Sellers are Back as EUR/USD Makes New High

Dollar's selloff picked up again as year end approaches. While US stocks took a breath overnight, Asia markets ex-Japan is enjoying some solid buying for now. While Euro is strong against Dollar, it's mixed against other European majors. Meanwhile, Canadian Dollar is clearly lagging behind Aussie and Kiwi in...

Euro Surges in Quiet Markets, Yen Dives with Nikkei’s Strong Breakout

Euro's rally is a focus in rather quiet markets today. Clearance of no-deal Brexit risk was a positive for the common currency. There's additional boost from rumors that a EU-China investment deal is likely this week. However, we'd like to point out that European Commission formally (in a statement)...

Dollar and Yen Weaken Again on Strong Risk-on Market

Dollar turns softer again in Asian session today as markets are back in full risk on mode. Following the record runs in US, Nikkei is also hitting new 30-year high. Yen is following as second weakest for now. However, risk appetite is not clearly seen elsewhere. Australian and Canadian...

Sterling Retreats after Failing Breakout, Dollar Recovers

Global stock markets are lifted by US fiscal stimulus as well as Brexit trade deal. S&P 500 and NASDAQ are set to extend recent record runs, as indicated by futures. Though, the movements in the forex markets are relatively subdued. Sterling is paring some of last week's gains, after...

Dollar Softens after Trump Signed Pandemic Relief Bill, Sterling Mildly High on Brexit Trade Deal

Dollar, Yen and Swiss Franc are the relatively weaker ones in quiet markets today. Asian investors are lifted slightly after US President Donald Trump signed the massive USD 2.3T package that contains a USD 900B pandemic relief, while also averted government shutdown. Sterling and Euro are the firmer ones...

Sterling Rises as Brexit Deal Said to be Pretty Much There

Sterling rises broadly in early US session on rumor that Brexit trade deal is "pretty much there". But just like recent price actions, upside of the Pound is capped so far, waiting for confirmation. Dollar turns softer after a mixed batch of economic data, while firmer risk sentiment also...

Trading Remains Subdued as Some US Data Awaited

Trading remains rather subdued with markets already in holiday mode. Sterling has the potential to explode with wild moves, but we're so far disappointed by the lack of progress in Brexit trade negotiations. The surge in cases of the coronavirus, with threats of a new strain, also kept risk...

Euro and Swiss Franc Slightly Firmer in Subdued Trading

It seems that traders are already on holiday with the subdued market activity today. Sterling softens again on reports that EU rejected UK's latest proposal on fishing rights. Australia and Zealand Dollars also dip mildly. On the other hand, Swiss France firms up together with Euro, followed by Dollar...

Sterling Volatility Continues, Dollar Rebound Falters

Sterling's exceptional volatility continued as traders turned a bit more optimistic on a Brexit trade deal. But upside remains capped, as nothing is done until everything is done. Markets are also mixed elsewhere, with the positive impact of US fiscal stimulus being offset by worries over new strain of...

Renewed Coronavirus Worries Prompt Risk Aversions, Dollar Rebounds

European markets open the week in heavy selloff on worries over a new strain of coronavirus discovered in the UK, which was seen as "out of control" by the Health minister. At the time of writing, DOW future is also down around -500 pts. Dollar is staging a broad...

Sterling Dives Again on Brexit Deadlock and Coronavirus Spread

Sterling opened the week broadly lower after Brexit trade negotiations missed yet another deadline. Additionally, European countries rushed to ban travel from UK as coronavirus infections worsened. Aussie and Kiwi are trailing as the next weakest on mild risk aversion. On the other hand, Dollar, Yen and Swiss Franc...

Dollar Resumed Down Trend, Pound Still Awaiting Brexit Trade Talks

Dollar's broad based down trend resumption was a major theme last week. Though, Canadian Dollar was the worst performing one, as it digested recent oil price supported rally. Overall risk appetite, with NASDAQ extending record run, kept Yen and Swiss Franc soft too. As Brexit trade negotiations went into an...

Dollar in Weak Recovery in Quiet Pre-holiday Trading

Trading in the financial markets are rather subdued today, pretty much in pre-holiday mood. Dollar is still in recovery mode but upside momentum has been very weak. The greenback is set to end as the worst performing one, followed by Canadian and then Swiss Franc. On the other hand,...

Dollar Paring Losses While Yen Crosses Turning Up

Dollar recovers broadly today as markets turn into consolidative mode. The greenback pars back some of f the previous selloffs. but remains the worst performing one for the week. Canadian Dollar and Swiss Franc follow as the next weakest. On the other hand, Sterling and Aussie turn a bit...

Dollar’s Selloff Intensifies after Poor Initial Jobless Claims

Dollar's selloff intensifies further today, after worse than expected job data. Also, markets are generally on risk-on mode, as traders are optimistic that stimulus deal could be reached in the Congress soon. Swiss France is currently the next weakest, having little reactions to SNB rate decision. Australian and New...

Dollar Extends Fall after FOMC, BoE and SNB Next

Dollar's decline continues in Asian session today, with mild risk-on markets in the background. FOMC rate decision overnight triggered little reactions in the markets, and the greenback holds on to the near term trajectory. Sterling is currently the strongest one, awaiting BoE rate decision, and more news regarding Brexit...

Euro and Pound Surge on Brexit Progress and Outlook, Dollar Tumbles Broadly

Sterling and Euro rise broadly today and maintain gains in early US session. Progress in Brexit trade negotiations and stronger than expected PMIs lift both currencies as well as their respective stock markets. Canadian Dollar is currently the worst performing one for today, apparently reacting to BoC's jawboning. Risk-on...