Brazilian Real Retains Weakness Ahead of Election

The Brazilian real fell today as concerns about the outcome of the presidential elections deter investors from buying the currency, especially considering that the current geopolitical situation in the world does not encourage to buy riskier assets.

Dollar Builds on Gains Against European Currencies

Once again, expected policy divergence is taking its toll on European currencies. The US dollar is gaining ground today, with dollar index heading higher and greenback making gains against its high beta counterparts in Europe.

Euro Mostly Lower as Germany Cuts Growth Forecast

Euro is losing ground against some of its counterparts as the latest economic data is released throughout the 18-nation currency zone. Even though Germany’s CPI reading met expectations, the country had to slash its growth forecast.

Australian Dollar Fails to Rally

The Australian dollar was trying to rally earlier during the current trading session but failed and retreated to trade below the opening level as of now. Economic data and comments from central bank’s officials were playing against the currency and contributed to the decline.

Swedish Krona Drops as Deflation Worsens

The Swedish krona dropped today as data revealed that deflation worsened last month in Sweden, increasing probability of monetary easing from the nation’s central bank.

Loonie Gains Against European Counterparts

Better employment data released toward the end of last week is still helping the Canadian dollar in Forex trading today. Indeed, there are hopes that Canadian rates will start rising again. This hope is allowing the loonie to log gains against European currencies, even as it continues to struggle against the greenback.

Sterling Continues to Struggle Against Counterparts

UK pound continues to struggle against its major counterparts today, performing mostly lower across the board. Inflation data is a big part of the problem for the sterling today, with concerns about the economy starting to creep back in.

Yen Gains, Downside Threat Remains

The Japanese yen rose today against the US dollar and the Great Britain pound, which were demonstrating softness at the current trading session. But the Japanese currency was unable to outperform the euro, which is now trying to gain ground after it has halted its long decline.

Dollar Continues to Experience Weakness

The US dollar continued to experience weakness today as comments of US policy makers were less hawkish than dollar bulls have hoped for, suggesting that the long-awaited monetary tightening may be postponed, and this reduced the appeal of the US currency.

Euro Receives Respite

Euro is heading higher against many of its major counterparts today, gaining ground as a respite from recent difficulties. Once again, the ECB is promising to do what it takes to keep the eurozone afloat, and that is providing at least some support for the 18-nation currency.

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