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XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 15, 2020

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The dollar has settled off its Thursday highs and most commodity currencies softened after rising during the New York afternoon session yesterday, gains which had been concurrent with a rebound on Wall Street. Asian stock markets followed U.S. markets higher, but gains were pared and Chinese and some other markets turned negative amid persisting concerns about souring U.S.-China relations and the risk of second-wave coronavirus outbreaks as economies reopen. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 14, 2020

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The Dollar faded lower in morning trade on Thursday, later perking back up in another relatively quiet FX session. The USD shrugged off the higher than forecast jobless claims, and deflationary trade prices, though Wall Street took a dive, before later turning higher. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - May 14, 2020

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The dollar and yen have picked up safe haven demand as Wall Street once again led a rotation lower in global equity markets. The narrow trade-weighted USD index printed a two-day high at 100.41, while EUR-USD concurrently edged out a two-day low at 1.0790. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 14, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar and yen have picked up safe haven demand as Wall Street once again led a rotation lower in global equity markets. The narrow trade-weighted USD index printed a two-day high at 100.34, while EUR-USD concurrently edged out a two-day low at 1.0802. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 13, 2020

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The dollar was mostly higher in N.Y. on Wednesday, gaining ground on safe-haven flows following Fed chair Powell's downbeat economic outlook in the face of the pandemic. In addition, Powell down played the prospects of negative interest rates, which was supportive of the USD. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - May 13, 2020

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The dollar has remained heavy, although having lifted out of its lows yesterday. Amid concerns about a second wave of coronavirus infections as economies reopen, and with disinflationary pressures taking a grip, and U.S. money markets going some way to pricing in negative interest rates, the pressure is mounting on the Fed, which has been weighing on the dollar. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 13, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has remained heavy, although having lifted out of its lows yesterday. Amid concerns about a second wave of coronavirus infections as economies reopen, and with disinflationary pressures taking a grip, and U.S. money markets pricing in the negative interest rates, the pressure is mounting on the Fed, which has been weighing on the dollar. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 12, 2020

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The Dollar stumbled a bit early in the session on Tuesday, though later perked up some. For the most part, narrow trading ranges prevailed, as the FX market remains in consolidation mode, likely to continue until we get a better sense of how the unlocking of economies turns out. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - May 12, 2020

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The dollar retreated after posting an 18-day high at 100.44, as measured by the narrow trade-weighted DXY index. EUR-USD concurrently rebounded to a high of 1.0837 after posting a five-day low at 1.0784. The dollar's biggest decline was seen against the commodity currencies, which rebounded during the London morning after underperforming during the Asia-Pacific session, correlating inversely with stock markets, with European stock markets rallying after a mostly negative day across Asia-Pacific bourses. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 12, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

A decline in commodity prices has been the main theme so far today, which has been concomitant with a rotation lower in global stock markets. AUD-USD dropped by about 0.5% in printing a five-day low at 0.6432. The Kiwi dollar has seen a similar price action, as has the Canadian dollar and other commodity correlators. Read more

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