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XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 31, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar posted fresh lows against the euro and, more especially, the yen and other Asian currencies, and the dollar bloc units, which rallied following above-forecast manufacturing PMI data out of China. USD-JPY fell to an 18-day low at 108.62. The Singapore dollar printed an eight-month high versus the dollar, and the Malaysia Ringgit a six-and-a-half-year high. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 31, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The yen, other Asian currencies, and dollar block units have rallied following above-forecast manufacturing PMI data out of China. USD-JPY fell to an 18-day low at 108.62. The Singapore dollar printed an eight-month high versus the dollar, and the Malaysia Ringgit a six-and-a-half-year high. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 30, 2019

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The Dollar headed lower on the second to last trading day of the year (and decade), with ultra-thin liquidity conditions exacerbating FX moves. Incoming data was generally better than expectations, though did little to support the USD. Wall Street fell on year-end profit takings, while Treasury yields moved higher. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 30, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has continued to trade softer in thin markets. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) ebbed to a 17-day low at 96.73 ahead of the European open, since steadying a little above here. The index has racked up a near 1% loss over the last week, which has come as global stock markets rallied to fresh major-trend highs, or record highs in the case of the three principal indices in the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 30, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has continued to trade softer in thin markets. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) ebbed to a 17-day low at 96.73. The index has racked up a near 1% loss over the last week, which has come as global stock markets rallied to fresh major-trend highs, or record highs in the case of the three principal indices in the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 27, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The Dollar was softer to end the week, though trade was thin at the height of year-end conditions. Most trader's books have been closed for the year, leaving thin and nervous conditions. There was no data to drive markets today, though Wall Street move to fresh all-time highs, and Treasury yields were a touch lower. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 27, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has declined against a backdrop of coursing risk-on sentiment in global equity markets with investors anticipating the U.S.-China phase-1 trade deal to be signed-off on soon, which will come amid a world of expansive monetary policy and benign inflation. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 27, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has declined against a backdrop of coursing risk-on sentiment in global equity markets. The three major U.S. equity indices closed at record highs on Wall Street yesterday, and the MSCI Asia-Pacific has hit18-month highs today. The MSCI's all-country world index is up 24% on the year, which is its best annual performance since 2009. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 24, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The FX market was virtually closed on Tuesday in N.Y., with traders sitting on their hands into the early close for many, and ahead of Christmas on Wednesday. The only data release was the December Richmond Fed index, which fell to -5 from -1, but had little market impact. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 24, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The main currencies are in a holiday-mode stasis now, which will likely remain the case through to January 2. Tokyo is the only main forex centre that will be open tomorrow. The Fed calculated broad inflation-adjusted trade-weighted measure of the dollar shows the currency to have put in a relatively narrow range this year. Read more

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