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XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 05, 2020

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The dollar ebbed back a little while the commodity currencies lifted moderately as stock markets mustered up gains. Many economies are already in or heading to a phased reopening from lockdowns, while there was a lack of follow-through (so far) on U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 04, 2020

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The DXY rallied from Asian opening lows of 99.09 to 99.60 highs during the N.Y. session, driven largely by EUR-USD losses. Major Dollar pairing ranges were relatively narrow again, as has been the case of late. For data, the March factory report was weak, but near expectations, resulting in little market impact. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - May 04, 2020

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The dollar has lifted across-the-board on a safe-haven bid against a backdrop of tumbling stock markets in Europe and Asia, and with S&P 500 futures racking up losses of about 1%. Both Japanese and Chinese markets were closed, with both countries an extended public holiday periods. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 04, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has lifted across-the-board amid a safe-haven bid against a backdrop of tumbling stock markets in Asia. Trading conditions have been thin with both Japan and China amid a week-long holiday period. The narrow trade-weighted USD index lifted above its Friday peak in making a high at 99.46, gaining about 0.9% from the lows. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 01, 2020

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The Dollar stumbled early in the N.Y. session on Friday, taking the DXY to one-month lows of 98.79. The USD later perked up some, with short covering into the weekend reported. Incoming data was weak, though better than consensus forecasts. The April manufacturing ISM came in at 41.5, while March construction spending rose, against forecasts for a decline. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - May 01, 2020

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The yen has outperformed while commodity currencies have underperformed amid a sharp phase of risk-off positioning. The dollar traded mixed, losing ground to the yen and euro, among other currencies, while gaining on the Australian and Canadian dollars, among others. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 01, 2020

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The commodity currencies have come under pressure after U.S. President Trump soured the mood in equity markets, raising his accusations against China about the coronavirus outbreak, threatening new tariffs while, according to an unnamed source connected to the White House cited by Bloomberg, considering blocking a government fund -- the Thrift Savings Plan (which is the federal government's retirement savings fund -- from investing in Chinese equities. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Apr 30, 2020

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After an early attempt to rally, the Dollar headed lower against the Euro and Pound in particular, taking the DXY to near three-week lows of 98.92. Much weaker incoming U.S. data, including another huge increase in jobless claims, and a plunge in earnings and consumption were drivers of USD weakness, though month-end flows were noted as well. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Apr 30, 2020

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The Canadian dollar posted a fresh high as oil prices continued to surge, while most other currencies have traded with little direction so far today, into the ECB's policy announcement and the weekly economic reality check of U.S. jobless claims data. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Apr 30, 2020

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Narrow ranges have been prevailing in currency markets so far today, despite a rally in global stock markets on news of positive partial results from a trial of Gilead's antiviral Remdesivir drug, which showed it could speed up the recovery from Covid 19. Read more

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