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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 21, 2020

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A sharp decline in the pound and a correction in the reflation trade, which has seen the dollar and yen rebound while cyclical currencies, including the dollar bloc, underperform, have characterized and unusually active Monday session, especially one that comes at the beginning of Christmas week. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 18, 2020

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The Dollar ended the week on a firmer footing, after having a pretty tough week overall. The DXY bounced from 89.83 seen at the open, to a high of 90.13 in late morning. USD short covering was the likely driver of the move, as positions were pared into the weekend, and the Christmas shortened week next week. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 18, 2020

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The dollar has found its feet, concomitantly with global equity markets coming off the boil. Some market narratives have pinned this on news that Pfizer will under-deliver vaccine doses to the U.S. next week, though the Moderna vaccine will reportedly win FDA approval today. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 18, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has found its feet, concomitantly with global equity markets coming off the boil. Some market narratives have pinned this on news that Pfizer will under-deliver vaccine doses to the U.S. next week, though the Moderna vaccine will reportedly win FDA approval today. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 17, 2020

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The Dollar fell to new trend lows on Thursday in N.Y., taking the DXY to 89.76, the first time under the 90.00 mark since April of 2018. Prospects for another fiscal stimulus package, along with a "lower for longer" Fed, and negative real U.S. interest rates will likely continue to result in further USD losses as we look to 2021. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 17, 2020

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The dollar posted fresh trend lows as the '2021 reflation trade' ensued. The MSCI Asia-Pacific index hit a new record high, as did S&P 500 futures, while Europe's Stoxx 600 posted a nine-month high. Commodities gained, with Brent oil prices posting new nine-month highs above $51.00, while base metals rallied, although prices remained off recent trend highs. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 17, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar posted fresh trend lows as the '2021 reflation trade' ensued. The MSCI Asia-Pacific index hit a new record high, as did S&P 500 futures. Commodities gained, with Brent oil prices posting new nine-month highs above $51.00, while base metals rallied, although prices remained off recent trend highs. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 16, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade was quiet ahead of the FOMC in N.Y. on Wednesday, with the USD moving slightly higher through the morning session. The Dollar headed to session highs following the FOMC announcement, which saw no change in interest rates, as widely expected, though made no changes to its asset purchase program. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 16, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has seen a renewed decline, which has come amid a backdrop of risk-on positioning in global markets with investors not waiting to participate in the '2021 reflation trade'. The DXY dollar index dropped to a new 32-month low at 90.13. EUR-USD concurrently rallied above 1.2200 for the first time since April 2018. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 16, 2020

By: XE Market Analysis

The DXY dollar index has remained heavy, testing the 32-month low at 90.43. EUR-USD has concurrently been holding firm, though has remained off its 32-month highs at 1.2177-78. USD-JPY, now amid its fourth down day out of the last five, has ebbed to a five-week low at 103.42. Read more

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