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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 24, 2021

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The DXY perked up slightly in N.Y. trade on Wednesday, though aside from USD-CAD, which slipped to trend lows, most major USD pairings ended the session largely unchanged. After losing ground late last week, the Greenback has steadied inside of relatively narrow trading bands, with the market appearing to be uncertain on general direction going forward. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Feb 24, 2021

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The dollar has been trading mixed so far today, rising against an underperforming yen, holding steady against the euro while losing ground to dollar bloc, which were led higher by a charge in the New Zealand dollar, and the pound, which saw an outsized rally during the Asian session. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Feb 24, 2021

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The pound and the New Zealand dollar surged to fresh trend highs, which along with a side theme of yen weakness, provided the main action during Asian trading ahead of the London interbank open. Cable spiked by some 180 pips from yesterday's New York closing level in posting a fresh 36-month high at 1.4234. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 23, 2021

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The DXY was a bit choppy on Tuesday in N.Y., though inside a narrow trading band of 90.26 to 90.01 through the session after printing better than one-month lows of 89.94 in Asia. The USD revealed some safe-haven characteristics through the session, generally rising as Wall Street was hammered lower early on firmer yields and inflation concerns, later moving lower as Fed Chair Powell painted a dovish picture in his testimony to the Senate Banking Committee, which allowed stocks to pare losses. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Feb 23, 2021

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The dollar lifted out of lows following a four trading day run lower, lifted in part by a sharp drop in cryptocurrencies and a correction in base metals, which had earlier in many cases printed new multi-year highs. Equity markets also saw pronounced declines following some disappointing corporate earnings reports. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Feb 23, 2021

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The dollar remained on a softening path in what is now a fourth consecutive trading day of weakening, which has spanned over phases both risk-on and risk-wary sentiment in global markets, alongside a continued ascent in Treasury yields. Overall, as witnessed by gains in commodity prices over this period, which have been attributed by some market narratives today as helping revive stock market sentiment in Asia, the reflation trade remains in play. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 22, 2021

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The DXY fell to its lowest level since January 13, bottoming at 90.00 in N.Y. trade on Monday, down from 90.30 at the open, and the 90.57 top seen overnight. The Greenback had been on the rise overnight, as the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield hit a one-year high near 1.40%. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Feb 22, 2021

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It's all about yield differentials in currency markets at the moment. The Aussie dollar, for instance, has pegged fresh trend highs against most currencies in synchrony with Australian yields rising more than peers over the last week. UK yields have also been among those showing the biggest basis point rise, even more than U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Feb 22, 2021

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Shifting yield differentials have continued to drive currency direction. At the 10-year maturity level, Australian yields have, for instance, risen more over the last week than most peers, which has driven the Aussie dollar to fresh trend highs against most currencies. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 19, 2021

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The Dollar index stumbled in the London morning session, hitting a low in early N.Y. before rebounding modestly. The index approached the three-week low of 90.12 seen on Tuesday, later topping at 90.65. Rising price pressures in the Markit PMI reports lifted yields, which provided support to the USD, as did pre-weekend short covering. Read more

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