Federal Reserve — News Archive

US Dollar Gains Ground on Risk Aversion

Risk aversion is back in the markets, and the US dollar is gaining ground as a result. The greenback is still considered one of the safest bets in the world, and with uncertainty all around, and choppy stock performances, it is no surprise that the greenback is preferred right now.

Dollar Drops on Rate Hike Speculation

The new speculation about rate hikes is that they might come a little later after all. This new view of interest rates has many Forex traders turning away from the dollar, and instead buying other currencies.

Dollar Attempts to Recover After Huge Crash

The US dollar ticked up a little today in an attempt to recover from yesterday’s big crash. Unfavorable economic data and the resulting monetary policy outlook remain detrimental to the US currency and may cause another thrust to the downside.

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.

South Korean Won Joins Rally After China’s Data

Today’s trade data from China helped many currencies of emerging markets, especially Asian ones. The South Korean won was among winners, rising against the US dollar, which continues to struggle after it has halted its rally.

Dollar Surges on Risk Aversion

Even though the minutes from the latest Fed meeting indicate that some in the FOMC are concerned about what’s next, and how to deal with a stronger dollar during a global economic slowdown, the greenback is heading higher today. Risk aversion is high, and that is reflected in today’s gains by the dollar.

Ringgit Profits from Fed Minutes

The Malaysian ringgit, as well as most other currencies, continued to gain against the US dollar at today’s trading session after yesterday’s policy minutes from the Federal Reserve hurt the appeal of the greenback.

Loonie Struggles in Currency Trading

Canadian dollar is struggling a bit in currency trading on FX market after some gains earlier. Loonie is down against European currencies, and is seesawing between gains and losses when it comes to the US dollar.

Sterling Joins Rally After Fed Drives Dollar Lower

The Great Britain pound was falling earlier today as economic data from the United Kingdom was mixed, but the sterling joined the rally together with other currencies after the minutes of the Federal Reserve policy meeting led to the drop of the US dollar.

Dollar Retreats After Fed Minutes

The US dollar, which were rising earlier today, declined after the Federal Reserve released the minutes of its latest policy meeting, talking about the statement that interest rates will remain low for a “considerable time” and voicing concern about the strength of the greenback.

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