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US Dollar Continues to Gain on Expectations

US dollar index is higher today as the greenback continues to gain on expectations for improvement in the economy. With Janet Yellen’s upbeat assessment earlier this week, even slightly mixed data can’t dampen the spirits of those that think the US dollar will soon gain strength as the Fed reduces is easing efforts.

Yellen’s Comments Confusing, Dollar Has Mixed Reaction

The US dollar traded sideways as comments of Federal Reserve Chairperson Janet Yellen were received with a mixed reaction by the Forex market. The currency demonstrated strong gains against the euro for two consecutive sessions.

New Zealand Inflation Below Expectations, NZD Loses Value

The New Zealand dollar plunged today, falling for the fourth consecutive session against its US counterpart, as inflation data came out a bit worse than was expected by market participants.

Will the Loonie Erode Further After Poloz?

Loonie has been sinking, in an overall trend kind of way, since Stephen Poloz took over at the Bank of Canada. With another policy statement on the way today, there are expectations that the Canadian dollar could go lower, particularly against the US dollar.

ZEW Sends Euro Below 1.3600 Mark Against Dollar

The euro is losing ground fast, thanks in large part to the latest data out of Germany. Concerns about the German ZEW have the euro down pretty much across the board, particularly against the US dollar. Concerns about the eurozone’s largest economy have many speculating that, perhaps, the ECB will have to take further steps to stimulate the economy of the 18-nation currency region.

US Dollar Index Gains Mostly Due to Policy Divergence

US dollar index is heading higher today, gaining ground as policy divergence becomes more of an issue, especially with the euro. Since the euro is the currency with the heaviest weight in the dollar index basket of currencies, it’s no surprise that the index is doing well.

Canadian Dollar Makes Up Some Lost Ground

Canadian dollar is making up some lost ground today, gaining against the US dollar. After disappointing data at the end of last week, the loonie headed lower, but today the Canadian currency is making something of a turnaround. Many Forex traders are looking forward to the interest rate announcement expected from the Bank of Canada on Wednesday.

Risk Aversion Counters Negative Impact of FOMC Comments on USD

It looked like members of the Federal Open Market Committee would make this week very bad for the US dollar by their dovish comments. Yet the currency was rescued by risk aversion that followed news about problems of a major Portugal’s bank. This did not help the greenback to outperform the Japanese yen but allowed the US currency to erase losses versus the euro and to gain on several other currencies, including the Great […]

Canadian Employment Provides Nasty Surprise, CAD Sinks

Canadian employment demonstrated strong growth in May and economists were expecting June to follow suit, showing continuous improvement of the labor market. Yet today’s report provided a nasty surprise to those Forex market participants who were hoping to buy the loonie as employment data was not good at all, driving the currency down sharply.

US Dollar Retains Upper Hand Against European Counterparts

US dollar is retaining its upper hand against counterparts today as the good news about initial jobless claims offers speculation that an improving jobs situation could lead to an interest rate hike. Even though the latest Fed minutes don’t support the idea of rate hikes anytime soon, there are still many who hope for better outcomes for the greenback.

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