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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 21, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

FX activity was extremely muted ahead of the FOMC minutes release, leaving major Dollar pairings largely inside of narrow ranges. Better U.S. housing data supported the USD some through the morning. Later, the dollar showed minimal reaction to the minutes, which didn't reveal strong clues as to the rate path going forward. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 21, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The Dollar has traded mixed, holding near net steady versus the Euro, firmer against the Yen, Swiss Franc and Pound, and lower against the Australian and Canadian Dollars. The Yen traded moderately softer as stock markets in Europe and S&P 500 futures lifted into expected signalling of fresh monetary stimulus by major central banks at their upcoming jamboree at the Jackson Hole Symposium. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 21, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The main currencies have been steady so far today amid a backdrop of sputtering stock markets as market participants wait on upcoming central bank signals from today's publication of the FOMC minutes from the recent Fed meeting and from the upcoming gathering of central bank policymakers at the Jackson Hole Symposium. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 20, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The Dollar was broadly lower in N.Y. trade on Tuesday, taking the DXY from 98.45 highs in early trade, to 98.13 lows into the close. Another dive in Treasury yields weighed on the Greenback, with market participants placing bets on a dovish set of FOMC minutes on Wednesday, and a just as dovish speech from Fed chair Powell at the Jackson Hole symposium on Friday. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 20, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The Dollar has headed into the New York interbank open on a mixed footing, showing gains versus the Pound while changing hands at near net unchanged levels against the Euro and Canadian Dollar, and showing losses against the Yen and Australian Dollar. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 20, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The Australian Dollar has traded firmer and, to a lesser extent, the New Zealand buck. The gains came despite Chinese stock markets sputtering, although other equity markets across the Asia-Pacific region performed better, continuing the recouperation from last week's acute phase of risk-off positioning. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 19, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The Dollar was rangebound in N.Y. on Monday, leaving the DXY between 98.18 lows at the open, and 98.27 after the London close. There was no data to drive the market. Wall Street was higher on trade negotiation hopes, while Treasury yields edged higher as well. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 19, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

Moderate weakness in the Yen and the Pound has characterized early-week trading so far. The Yen nudged lower against the Dollar and Euro, tracking a rise in U.S. Treasury and Bund yields, which were accompanied by gains in Asian and European stock markets to complete a risk-back-on picture. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 19, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The Dollar majors have been plying narrow ranges in early-week trading so far, with principal pairings and associated cross rates showing less than a 0.2% net movement heading into the London interbank open. EUR-USD settled in the upper 1.1100s. The pair was lifted on Friday from levels around 1.1170 by reports that Germany will shift to deficit spending should the country enter recession. Read more

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