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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 20, 2019

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Narrow ranges have continued to be the norm as markets wind down into the Christmas and new year holiday period. EUR-USD has mustered less than a 10-pip range so far today, holding in the lower 1.1100s in what is now the seventh consecutive trading day the pair has been trading on a 1.11 handle. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 19, 2019

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Another quiet pre-holiday FX session in N.Y. on Thursday, leaving major Dollar pairings range bound. Incoming U.S. data was on the soft side, leaving the Philly Fed index, jobless claims, and existing home sales missing consensus forecasts, though the FX market only lightly sold the Dollar off on the results. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 19, 2019

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The dollar drifted moderately lower in quiet trading. EUR-USD lifted out of the one-week low seen yesterday at 1.1110, but remains mired in narrow ranges in what is now the sixth consecutive session trading on a 1.11 handle. USD-JPY also continued to ply narrow ranges, though the pair still managed to scratch out a six-day high at 109.68 during the Tokyo session, which is 2 pips shy of the 17-day high seen last Friday, and 4 pips shy of the seven-month peak seen on December 2. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 19, 2019

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The dollar has traded moderately softer in thinning year-end markets. This has seen the narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) ebb to a low of 97.30, down from the one-week high seen yesterday at 97.47. A rebound in Cable has weighed on the U.S. currency, with sterling finding a footing after plunging by nearly 3.5% from last week's post-UK election rally high at 1.3515. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 18, 2019

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FX trade was very quiet in N.Y. on Wednesday, though the DXY managed a one-week high of 97.47 early in the session. There was no data to drive the market, though firmer Treasury yields provided some support to the USD. EUR-USD ranged between 1.1111 and 1.1134, closing out the day near its lows. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 18, 2019

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The dollar has traded moderately firmer against most currencies, which lifted the narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) to a six-day high at 97.36. This extends the rebound in the USD index from the five-and-a-half-month low that was seen last Thursday, at 96.59. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 18, 2019

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Sterling posted fresh correction lows against the dollar and euro, among other currencies. Cable printed a six-day low at 1.3072, and EUR-GBP a two-week high at 0.8517. This follows UK prime minister Johnson's revival of the no-deal Brexit threat yesterday, by pledging to modify the EU withdrawal agreement so that it legislates against any extension in the post-Brexit transition period beyond 2020. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 17, 2019

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The Dollar had been on the decline through the London morning session, though perked up after the N.Y. open on the back of better than expected U.S. data. Both housing starts and industrial production beat forecasts, allowing the Greenback to head higher. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 17, 2019

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The pound is down 0.5% on the day against both the dollar and euro, and is off by 0.4% versus the yen. The catalyst was news that UK prime minister Johnson will amend the withdrawal agreement bill to outlaw an extension in the transition period beyond the end of 2020. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 16, 2019

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The Dollar firmed up some in N.Y. trade on Monday, taking the DXY from 96.94 lows to a 97.11 peak. Holiday mode appears to be upon us, as narrow trading ranges were generally the rule. Decent incoming PMIs and housing builder index helped USD sentiment. Read more

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