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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 04, 2018

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A risk-back-off theme gripped markets, while a concurrent decline in U.S. Treasury yields has driven Dollar underperformance. This backdrop drove USD-JPY down by over 0.5% as the pair posted a nine-day low at 113.05. EUR-JPY, AUD-JPY and other Yen crosses have concurrently declined, although by a lesser magnitude, as the Japanese currency picked up safe haven demand. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Tariffs Truce Dents Dollar as High Yielders benefit

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OVERVIEW US Dollar falls as a ceasefire in tariffs is declared between the US and China The Pound dives to five-week lows as Brexit fears intensify Commodity currencies such as the Australian and New Zealand Dollar strength on risk appetite HIGHLIGHT The New Zealand Dollar was one of a basket of currencies to benefit from a US-China trade war truce. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 03, 2018

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After rallying into the N.Y. open on Monday, the Dollar pulled back slightly through the session, taking the DXY to a low of 96.88 from 97.14 highs. A stronger than expected Manufacturing ISM briefly supported the Greenback, though has little impact overall. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 03, 2018

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The Dollar has traded mixed, recovering from intraday losses against the Euro and Sterling, among other currencies, while reversing an Asia-opening gap higher in the case against the Yen, and losing ground to the Dollar bloc and most emerging-market currencies, which outperformed strongly as risk appetite was revived by news that the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 03, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

A risk-on theme drove the higher beta currencies higher, such as the Dollar bloc and emerging market currencies, while weighing on the Yen and Dollar. This came on news that the Trump and Xi came to a truce, with China has agreeing to "reduce and remove" tariffs below 40% on imports of U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 30, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The Dollar firmed in N.Y. on Friday, with short covering ahead of the weekend meeting between Trump and Xi the main driver. A stronger Chicago PMI came to the Greenback's aid as well. The DXY topped at 97.31, up from 96.90 into the open. EUR-USD faded to 1.1307, while USD-JPY peaked at 113.71. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Currency Market Waits for Trade Handshakes at G-20 Gathering

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OVERVIEW - The Dollar Index is closing November on a solid footing, near a two-month high. - Sterling is trading relatively flat as investors wait for a political storm in Parliament over UK-EU deal. - NYMEX WTI Crude trading 1.60% lower, with a barrel of oil fetching around $50.60 HIGHLIGHT The Mexican Peso slumped for the second session in a row, touching its lowest level against the US Dollar since June. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 30, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The Dollar picked up, which sent the USD index (DXY) to a two-day high of 97.01, up from yesterday's one-week low at 93.63. EUR-USD, Cable and AUD-USD to concurrently posted respective intraday lows at 1.1357, 1.2743 and 0.7295. USD-JPY lifted to the mid 113.0s, though the magnitude of movement remained limited. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 30, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The Dollar majors have been directionally challenged as market participants sit on their hands into the Trump-Xi meeting at the G20 gathering in Argentine. EUR-USD has remained buoyant, in the upper 1.1300s, holding just below yesterday's one-week high at 1.1401. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Dollar Steadies After Powell's Speech

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW Traders now only price in one rate hike for the US in 2019. Sterling continues to hover around vital 1.2750 level as Brexit concerns mount. The South African Rand is supported by Fed's dovish tone. HIGHLIGHT The South African Rand has strengthened against the Greenback today following Fed Chair Powell's speech where he eyed more gradual rate hikes than anticipated. US DOLLAR The Dollar has somewhat steadied today following a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell yesterday where he stated that rates were near to being neutral. Read more

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