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Euro Dips Despite Record Inflation, Dollar Recovering

Euro is trading broadly lower today even though inflation high another record high. The common currency and European indexes are somewhat weighed down by EU's decision to ban two-thirds of Russian oil imports immediately. Dollar is rebounding following some risk aversion, together with Swiss Franc. But Canadian Dollar remains...

Canadian Dollar Jumps With Oil Rally, Yen Staying Weak

Canadian Dollar is trading as the strongest one so far for the week. Rising oil price is giving extra support to the Loonie, on the back of improving overall risk sentiment. Aussie and Euro are firm behind too. Yen remains the worst performing one, followed by Swiss Franc and...

Yen Crosses Rise on Risk-On Sentiment

Commodity currencies are trading broadly higher today, with help from risk-on sentiment, with Aussie and Loonie competing for the first place. Selloff are mainly centered Yen and Swiss Franc, and to a lesser extent Dollar. Euro and Sterling are mixed for the moment. The moves could intensify further on...

Risk-on Sentiment Back, Dollar Decline Continues

Markets are generally in risk-on mode in Asian session today, with rallies in major indexes, oil prices and cryptos. Dollar is extending recent correction and would likely continue further. Yen and Swiss Franc are the next weakest. On the other hand, Australian Dollar is leading New Zealand and Canadian...

Dollar Extended Correction as Stocks Rebound Finally Started

Dollar's correction continued last week and ended as the worst performer. Late rebound in stocks and extended correction in treasury yields are both weighing on the greenback. Yen followed as the second weakest, mainly on risk-on sentiment. On the other hand, Kiwi was the best performer, additionally lifted by hawkish...

Dollar Pressured as PCE Inflation Slowed, Commodity Currencies Jump

Dollar stays broadly pressured today and it's set to end as the worst performer for the week. PCE data offered some hope that inflation has finally topped. Broad risk sentiment is steady as US stocks could extend rebound in the final session of the week. Benchmark treasury yields are...

Dollar Back Under Pressure as Risk-On Sentiment Returns

Dollar is back under pressure in today, as the rebound in US stocks carry forward to Asia. Swiss Franc is also paring some gains too while Yen softens slightly. Australian and New Zealand Dollars are firm together while Sterling while Euro is mixed. Return of risk-on sentiment, as well...

Swiss Franc Still Firm in Ranging Markets, Dollar Weak

Trading in the currency market is rather quiet today, with major pairs and crosses stuck inside yesterday's range. Other markets are also treading water with European indexes and US futures slightly up. Benchmark treasury yields are mixed. Gold is retreating slightly while oil prices are also range bound. As...

Dollar Recovery Short-Lived Despite Hawkish Fed Minutes

The recovery in Dollar and Yen appeared to be rather short-lived, as overall risk sentiment was steady. FOMC minutes affirmed market expectations of 50bps rate hikes ahead, which is not news. That triggered little reaction in the greenback. As for today, Euro is regaining some ground together with Swiss...

Dollar and Yen Recovering, Markets Stay Indecisive

Overall, the moves in the forex markets are still indecisive. Dollar and Yen are striking back today and rise broadly. Swiss Franc follows as the third strongest, suggesting a risk-off undertone. Nevertheless, other markets are still relatively steady. New Zealand Dollar's post-RBNZ rally faded rather quickly. But for now,...

NZD Surges on Hawkish RBNZ Hike, Euro Losing Momentum

New Zealand Dollar rises broadly today after an hawkish RBNZ rate hike, which suggests that interest rate could peak higher than earlier projected. Australian and Canadian Dollars are also generally firmer. On the other hand, Euro is starting to lose some upside momentum again, struggling to ECB driven rally....

Sterling Dives on Recession Fear, Euro Firm on Rate Talks

Sterling fall broadly today after much worse than expected PMI data raises concerns of recession ahead. On the other hand, Euro jumps as ECB officials continued to talk up July rate hike, while PMI data were solid. Still, the best performer today so far is Yen, which is supported...

Dollar and Yen Recovering Slightly in Indecisive Markets

The moves in the financial markets are so far rather indecisive. While US stocks rebounded overnight, Asian indexes turned softer. Dollar and Yen are recovering slightly after yesterday's selloff. Commodity currencies are retreating. European majors are mixed. While Euro and Sterling advanced against the greenback, there is no follow...

Euro Boosted by Hawkish ECB Lagarde, Gold Rebounding Further

Euro rises broadly today after hawkish comments from ECB President Christina Lagarde. But so far, Aussie and Kiwi are even stronger on positive risk sentiment. On the other hand, Dollar and Yen are both trading generally lower. Sterling, Swiss Franc and Canadian are mixed for now. Technically, Gold also extends...

Aussie Higher after Elections, Dollar Weakens Broadly

Overall market sentiment is mixed in Asian session today, with recover seen in Nikkei but selloff in Hong Kong and China. Aussie is extending near term rebound, following Labor's win in the federal elections over the weekend. Kiwi is also firmer ahead of RBNZ rate hike. On the other...

Swiss Franc Won the Week, But Aussie Could Jump on Turnaround Sentiment

It was another roller-coaster week. Swiss Franc ended as the strongest one after SNB Chairman Thomas Jordan surprisingly said it's ready to act if inflation solidified. But it should reminded that he reiterated the readiness on intervention too. Euro was somewhat pressured due to selling in crosses. Dollar, Canadian...

Sentiments Lifted But Forex Tread Water

The forex markets are treading water today. Sentiments were lifted by China's rate cut. UK retail sales came in stronger than expected. ECB officials continued to talk up the prospect of a July hike. But none of these triggered any meaningful moves in the markets. For the week, Swiss...

Sterling Shrugs Strong Retail Sales, Dollar Holding Above Near Term Support

Dollar and Yen traded with an undertone in Asian session today but Aussie is also mildly weaker. On the other hand, Swiss Franc is the stronger one, followed by Kiwi and Canadian. Sterling is treading water despite strong UK retail sales data. Swiss Franc is staying at the winner...

Swiss Franc Staying as Winner, Yen Catching Up

Risk aversion is once again a clear main theme of the day, with European indexes in deep red while US futures point to extended selloff. Safe-haven flows are also pushing benchmark global yields lower, with Germany 10-year yield back at 0.9% while US 10-year yield is back below 2.8%....

Swiss Franc Jumps on Risk Aversion, Dollar and Yen Lag Behind

Markets are back in risk-off mode as down dropped more than -1100 pts overnight. Dollar and Yen tried to rebound but there was no follow through buying. Indeed, both remain the worst performing ones for the week. Instead, safe-haven flow seems to be benefiting Swiss Franc more this time....