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Dollar Fights Downside Pressure

The US dollar was in the corrective mode lately following the earlier impressive rally. Still, the currency was trying to fight back over the past trading week with some success as its losses against the euro and the Japanese yen were not as big as during the preceding week. In fact by the weekend, the greenback managed to log small gains against many currencies, including the Great Britain pound.

US Dollar Falls After Earlier Rally

US dollar is lower right now, following a rally earlier. Greenback had seen some success after the US inflation report, but now is pulling back.

US Dollar Falls as Rate Hike is Pushed Back

One of the things supporting the US dollar in recent months has been the expectation that a rate hike from the Federal Reserve is just around the corner. With the rate hike likely being pushed back, and with commodities gaining ground, the US dollar is dropping.

What Future Holds for Euro After Fed-Inspired Rally?

The euro enjoyed a decent rally last week with the unexpected help from the US Federal Reserve. Will the currency be able to maintain its upward momentum after the initial shock from the Fed’s statement fades?

NZ Dollar Joins Rally Against US Dollar

Like its Australian counterpart, the New Zealand dollar extended its rally today at the expense of the US dollar. The kiwi also had support from domestic economic data released over the weekend.

Australian Dollar Continues to Move Higher

The Australian dollar continued to move higher during the current trading session as the latest policy statement from the Federal Reserve hurt the US dollar, allowing other currencies to carve out gains.

Dollar Ends Its Long Stretch of Weekly Gains

The US dollar ended the week as the biggest loser on the Forex market. This followed the long stretch of weekly gains. For example, the greenback was rising for four straight weeks against the euro and the Japanese yen. Yet markets usually do not move in one direction for long, and the continued rally ended at last.

Dollar Broadly Lower During Friday’s Trading

The US dollar was broadly lower during the Friday’s trading session as the positive market sentiment was encouraging traders to take risk and buy assets that are offering higher yield, making the safety of the US currency less appealing.

Rally of Euro Doesn’t Convince Analysts

The euro rallied together with other currencies today after the Federal Reserve trimmed its economic forecasts, leading to speculations about a delay for the planned monetary tightening. Still, analysts are not convinced by the rally of the euro and think that the currency should retreat very soon.

Dollar Tumbles After Fed Drops Phrase ‘Patience’

As was expected, the Federal Reserve dropped the phrase ‘patience’ from its statement, and that should have been a bullish event for the US dollar. Yet in reality the currency tumbled after the announcement. What are possible reasons for such behavior?

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