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Dollar Extending Pull Back, Gold Upside Breakout

Markets continue to reverse some of last week's move, as seen in the rebound in European and Asian equities. Dollar, Yen and Swiss Franc all turned weaker while commodity currencies strengthened. PMIs from Eurozone and UK are all solid, despite mild pull back. Yet, both are outshone by commodity...

Dollar Paring Gains as Asian Markets Rebound Despite Poor PMIs

Asian markets are staging a strong rebound today, despite poor economic data out of Japan and Australia. Investors are probably reassessing the timing of Fed's tapering, which would be delayed by the current surge in Delta variant. Meanwhile, China reported zero case of local transmission of COVID-19 for the...

Sentiments Deteriorated on Delta, China and Fed Tapering

Overall market sentiments deteriorated notably last week, with concerns over the swift spread of Delta variant and return to lockdowns, Fed's tapering and slowdown in China. A softening tone from a Fed hawk on tapering gave sentiment a late lift, but it remained to bee seen if that could...

Canadian Dollar Stays Weak after Retail Sales

Canadian Dollar is trading as the worst performing one today and slightly weaker than expected retail sales data provide little help. Persistent weakness in oil price is weighing down the loonie, together with overall negative sentiment. Overnight development is unchanged that Dollar, Yen and Swiss Franc are the strongest...

USD, JPY and CHF in Range Against Each Other, AUD and CAD Heavy

Dollar, Swiss Franc and Yen are taking turns to be the strongest, with the greenback having a little upper hand. But they're kept in range against each other. Commodity currencies remain the weakest, with Aussie additionally pressured by strict lockdowns, while Loonie is dragged down by falling oil prices....

Dollar, Yen and Franc in Three-Horse Race as Risk Aversion Intensifies

Selloff in commodity currencies intensifies today as risk sentiment turn sour again. Major European indexes are all in deep red while US futures point to lower open. Yen, Swiss Franc and Dollar are taking turns to be the strongest one in a three-horse race. Aussie is so far the...

Dollar Rises Again on Risk Aversion, Aussie Weak after Job Report

Dollar rises broadly again risk sentiment turned sour again. While Yen and Swiss Franc are still firm elsewhere, the greenback has overtaken their top position for the week. Meanwhile, commodity currencies remain the worst performing ones, as led by New Zealand Dollar, closely followed by Australian Dollar. Euro and...

Dollar Digests Gains, Canadian Dollar Recovers Mildly after CPI

Canadian Dollar rises mildly in early US session after stronger than expected consumer inflation reading. But strength of the Loonie is related limited. It remains one of the worst performing for the week, just next to Australian and New Zealand Dollar. Aussie continues to be weighed down by lockdowns...

Kiwi Jitters after RBNZ Stands Pat, Euro Weakening

Commodity currencies recover mildly in Asian session but remain the worst performing ones for the week. Markets seemed to have priced in RBNZ standing pat well already. New Zealand Dollar recovered very quickly after initial spike following the announcement. On the other hand, Swiss Franc, Yen and to a...

Risk-Off Sentiment Supports Swiss Franc, Yen and Dollar

Souring risk sentiment continues to support Swiss Franc and Yen today, while Dollar is also trying to catch up. Commodity currencies are still the weakest ones. In particular, New Zealand Dollar tumbles on talks that RBNZ could refrain from delivering the highly anticipated rate hike tomorrow, as the country...

Aussie Stays Weak after RBA Minutes, Same as Other Commodity Currencies

Commodity currencies remained generally pressured in Asian session today. While DOW and S&P 500 managed to reverse initial losses to close at new record highs, there is no follow through risk-on sentiment in Asia. Canadian Dollar is additionally weighed down with WTI crude oil dipping below 68 handle. Aussie...

Swiss Franc and Yen Rise as Markets Turn to Risk-Off Mode

Risk aversion is a main theme today, on situation in Afghanistan, poor China data, and spread of Delta virus. Yen and Swiss Franc rise broadly, and to a lesser extent followed by Dollar. Commodity currencies are all in red, in particular with Aussie pressured by increasing pandemic restrictions. On...

Yen Rises on Weak China Data, Strong Delta Spread

Yen rises broadly in Asian session on a couple of risk off factor, all linked to the pandemic. The set of weaker than expected data from China suggested that recovery is losing much momentum as the coronavirus is back. Japan reported surge in infections while Australia is also back...

Slowing Core Inflation, Deteriorating Consumer Sentiment, and Split Fed

It's all about the consumers. After slowing core inflation and sharp deterioration in sentiment, Dollar took a steep dive towards the end of the week. Markets are suddenly less sure about a tapering announcement by Fed in September, not to mention anything concrete from Jackson Hole symposium later in...

EUR/USD Rebounds ahead of Weekend, Confirming Short Term Bottoming?

Euro and Swiss Franc rise broadly as the markets are approaching the weekly close. On the other hand, Canadian Dollar is reversing some of this week's gains, while Dollar is following as second weakest for the day. As for the week, the Loonie is still the strongest, followed by...

Sterling Turning Weaker in Crosses, Dollar Lacks Clear Direction

Trading in the Asian markets is relatively subdued again. Asian stocks are mixed even though DOW and S&P 500 rose to new record highs overnight. Dollar continues to fail to find a committed direction. While the greenback remains firm against Euro, Swiss Franc and Yen, it clearly lacks upside...

Dollar Regains Some Ground after PPI and Jobless Claims, Staying in Range

Dollar is trying to regain some ground in early US session after stronger than expected PPI. Both initial and continuing jobless claims also continued to trend lower. The greenback is followed by Euro and Yen while Aussie and Kiwi are softest. Though, major pairs and crosses are staying inside...

Dollar Retreats as EUR/USD Tests 1.7 Support

The forex markets are generally trading in very tight range in Asian session. While DOW surged to new record high overnight, Asian indexes are just mixed. Dollar started a pull back but there is no clear follow through selling so far. At the same time, commodity currencies are generally...

Dollar Paring Gains after CPI Release, Commodity Currencies Jump with Stock Futures

Dollar drops notably in early US session after consumer inflation data. Headline CPI was steady while core CPI slowed a little. At least, inflation hasn't been worsening from Fed's "transitory rhetoric". US stock futures also jump, probably on reduced concerns over monetary tightening. New Zealand and Australian Dollars are...

Dollar Rally in Force as Focus Turns to CPI

Dollar's rally continues in Asian session today, in particular against Euro, Swiss Franc and Yen. Though, cautious comments from Fed Evans is not giving any particular boost elsewhere. Commodity currencies are still resilient, as supported by overall optimistic sentiment, with DOW closing at new record high. Main focus will...