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XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 22, 2020

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The dollar and yen are in outperforming mode as global stocks drop as China, at its annual National People's Congress, confirmed that there will be a bill establishing "an enforcement mechanism for ensuring national security" for Hong Kong. U.S. President Trump had earlier said he would "react strongly" if Beijing proceeds with this plan, which will quash democracy in the Special Administrative Region and break the 50-year "one country, two systems" agreement made with the UK at the 1997 handover. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 21, 2020

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The Dollar was mostly firmer in the aftermath of the still bad, but generally better than expected U.S. data releases, which had jobless claims above forecasts, the Philly Fed index beat consensus, while leading indicators and existing home sales were less-bad than expected. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - May 21, 2020

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The dollar has picked up safe haven demand as stock markets flagged in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, and with S&P 500 futures correcting most of the gains seen during Wednesday's regular session on Wall Street. The narrow trade-weighted USD index rebounded to a high at 99.43, up from the 17-day low seen yesterday at 99.01. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 21, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has picked up safe haven demand as stock markets flagged in the Asia-Pacific region, and with S&P 500 futures correcting most of the gains seen during Wednesday's regular session on Wall Street. The narrow trade-weighted USD index rebounded to a high at 99.43, up from the 17-day low seen yesterday at 99.01. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 20, 2020

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The DXY fell to near three-week lows of 99.01 on morning trade on Wednesday, later recovering some lost ground, and retracing to near 99.25. Wall Street rallied, and Treasury yields inched higher, as hopes for economic recovery set in. There were no data of noted. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - May 20, 2020

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The dollar majors have been seeing narrow ranges while commodity currencies have lifted. Stock markets flagged somewhat in Asia and Europe, though S&P 500 futures have rallied by over 1%, pointing to a reversal of yesterday's losses at the open of Wall Street today. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 20, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

Directionally challenged have been the major dollar pairings and associated cross rates so far today, which has come against a backdrop of flagging stock markets, although S&P 500 futures have managed a 0.5% gain in overnight trading after the cash version of the index close on Wall Street yesterday with a 1.05% loss. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 19, 2020

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The Dollar was fairly steady overall on Tuesday in N.Y., after losing ground Monday, and through much of the overnight session. Hopes for reopening global economies following positive Vaccine news on Monday removed some safe-haven urgency for buying the USD. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - May 19, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has remained soft even though the strong stock market seen over the last day flagged during the European morning session. The euro, meanwhile, rallied against most currencies on rare good-news from the data front, with the forward-looking German ZEW investor confidence for May surging back to a 51.0 headline reading -- the highest since April 2015 -- after the 28.2 outcome in April and the -49.5 low that was seen in March. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 19, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has remained soft amid a backdrop of rallying global stock markets, which are being buoyed by reopening economies, positive news on the development of a vaccine for the SARS Cov-2 coronavirus, and fresh pledges for further stimulus if necessary from the Fed, ECB and other central banks, factors which are managing to outweigh concerns about the ratcheting-up tensions between the U.S. Read more

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