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Dollar Weakness to Stay after Substantial Setback in Job Recovery

Dollar was under pressure most of the week and selling accelerated again after the big disappointment in employment data. The non-farm payroll report could show that job market recovery had made a "substantial setback" rather than "substantial further progress". A tapering announcement from Fed in September is basically off...

Dollar Spikes Down after Huge NFP Miss, Gold Upside Breakout

Dollar spikes lower in early US session after huge NFP miss. But the selloff is only firm against commodity currencies at the time of writing. In particular, the greenback is trying to recovery against European majors, as well as Sterling. Traders might need a bit more time to make...

Dollar, Yen and Swiss Franc Continue to Decline as Focus Turns to NFP

Overall developments in the markets are unchanged for the week. US stocks continued with recent up trend overnight. Dollar, Yen and Swiss Franc extended near term decline. New Zealand and Australian Dollars are the strongest one, followed by Euro and then Sterling. Main focus will now turn to US...

Risk Sentiment Firms Up after Jobless Claims, Dollar Staying Weak

Risk-on sentiment firms up slightly after better than expected jobless claims from the US. Dollar, Yen and Swiss Franc continue to trade as the weakest ones. On the other hand, New Zealand and Australian Dollars are the strongest. But the moves in risk markets are limited so far. Investors...

Yen Crosses Trading Up But Markets Stay Generally Cautious

While NASDAQ surged to new record high overnight, overall closes were mixed with DOW slightly down. Asia markets also lack a clear direction. Investors appear to remain cautious ahead of US non-farm payroll report tomorrow. So far, New Zealand and Australian Dollars are the strongest ones for the week....

Dollar Weakens Mildly after ADP Miss, Yen Selloff Continues

Dollar weakens mildly in early US session after big ADP job data miss. But Swiss Franc and Yen remain the weaker ones. Euro and Sterling firm up mildly. But they are outshone by Aussie and Loonie for the moment. Overall movements in the currency markets are limited, except in...

Dollar Losing Downside Momentum, Sellers Turn to Yen and Franc

Dollar recovers broadly today, as the near term decline lost momentum. Selling focus is turned to Yen and Swiss Franc instead. Traders are now awaiting key economic indicators from the US, while would start with ADP employment and ISM manufacturing today, to be completed with non-farm payrolls and ISM...

Euro Rises on Inflation, ECB Talks, and German Yield

Euro jumps notably today, as supported by highest inflation reading in a decade, and hawkish comments from an ECB official, as well as rise in German yields. Though, it's slightly outshone by Kiwi, Aussie and Swiss Franc for now. On the other hand, Dollar's selloff continues to pick up...

EUR/USD Breaks 1.18 handle on Fresh Dollar Selling

Selling of Dollar picks up momentum again in Asia today, with EUR/USD breaking through 1.18 handle finally. On the other hand, New Zealand Dollar is staging a notable rebound as Covid case number dropped to the lowest level in six days. The markets are mixed elsewhere though, with some...

Swiss Franc Dips in Mixed, Quiet Markets, Awaiting Dollar’s Next Move

Selling of Swiss Franc is somewhat the biggest theme in a very quiet day so far, with UK on holiday. On the other hand, some buying is picking up in Canadian Dollar. But overall, markets are mixed without a clear direction yet. Main focus will firstly be on whether...

USD/JPY Slightly Softer in Subdued Trading, Look Forward to NFP

Trading is relatively subdued in Asian session today with most major pairs and crosses staying inside Friday's range. Some additional pressure is seen in USD/JPY but loss is so far limited. Markets seemed to have well digested Fed Chair Jerome Powell's balanced message on tapering already. Attention will turn...

Stocks at New Record, Dollar Plummeted, Aussie Turning Around

Fed Chair Jerome Powell's speech at the Jackson Hole Symposium didn't disappoint. He did what the markets expected, affirming the openness for beginning tapering this year, without indicating the need for an imminent start. Just as Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker described, Powell laid out where the center of...

Markets Treading Water Despite Strong PCE Inflation, Powell Next

The overall markets continue to tread water in early US session. Two Fed officials expressed their support for tapering, but investors are probably still waiting for Chair Jerome Powell's Jackson Hole speech to take action. There is also little reaction to stronger than expected PCE inflation data. Commodity currencies...

Markets Mixed as More Fed Comments Awaited, Sterling Softens

Overall markets continue to trade in a mixed manner for now. Yen and Dollar are currently the weakest for the weak while commodity currencies are the strongest. But all major pairs and crosses are stuck inside prior week's range. The situation in Afghanistan is unlikely to be a persistent...

Swiss Franc Falls Broadly While Euro Firms Up, Dollar Cautious

Swiss Franc drops sharply today, as pressured by selling against Euro, and rising treasury yields. Dollar once again tries to recover, but there is no committed buying yet. The greenback traders will carefully scrutinize the comments from Fed officials coming out today and tomorrow, as the annual Jackson Hole...

Yen Falls on Rising US Yields, Dollar Soft Again

Another round of selling was seen in Dollar overnight, as US stocks extended record run. But Yen was even weaker, following the strong rally in treasury yields. It remains to be seen if investors are already starting to position themselves for the Jackson Hole symposium. For now, Yen, Dollar,...

Dollar Continues to Recover after Durable Goods Orders, Markets Mixed

Dollar continues to pare back some of this week's losses in early US session, after slightly better than expected durable goods orders. But strength of recovery is so far relatively weak. Markets are also generally in mixed mode. Euro has litter reaction to worst than expected Germany business climate...

Dollar Recovers Mildly as Selling Slows, Traders Turning Cautious

Dollar recovers mildly in Asian session today as selling lost some momentum. On the other hand commodity currencies are turning softer. Australian Dollar continues to be weighed down by surging coronavirus cases, as the State Premier also warned of "lots of pressures" on hospitals. But overall, traders are starting...

NZD Rises on Hawkish RBNZ Comments, Euro and Dollar Soft

New Zealand Dollar rises broadly today after a top RBNZ official indicated that the decision to refrain from rate hike was mainly due to communication difficulty. Instead, the central bank is actively considering a 50bps hike. Strong rebound in Asian stocks also supported other commodity currencies, but positive sentiment...

Markets Back on Risk-on Mode, Dollar Selling Slows Slightly

Following another record close in US overnight, Asian markets open generally higher and stay firm. Commodity currencies continue to extend this week's rebound. While Yen and Swiss Franc remain soft, Dollar pull back seems to be slowing slightly. Nevertheless, Dollar selling could come back any time if Gold could...