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Canadian Dollar Bounces, Rises for Third Session vs. Yen

The Canadian dollar bounced today, trimming yesterday’s losses versus its US peer and the euro. The currency also extended its rally versus the Japanese yen for a third straight session.

US Dollar Index Holds to Gains

US dollar index is holding on to some of its earlier gains, even though the greenback isn’t as high against its major counterparts as earlier. Most of the dollar’s strength is coming from other currencies’ weaknesses right now.

Can Dollar Maintain Rally Over Next Week?

Summer has ended, and traders returned from vacations, meaning that trading activity should start picking up. The first trading week of autumn surprised market participants with two shocks: European Central Bank policy announcement and US employment data. What traders can expect from the second week? Let us look at the US dollar and its potential moves against other major currencies.

JPY Bounces After Touching Six-Year Low vs. USD, Loses Ground to EUR

The Japanese yen traded near the opening level against the US dollar after touching the lowest rate since October 2008 earlier today. The currency is losing ground versus the euro following yesterday’s massive gains.

Malaysian Ringgit Retains Losses After ECB Surprise

Most risky currencies fell yesterday after the surprise interest rate cut from the European Central Bank, and the Malaysian ringgit was among them. Today, the Forex market is still shaken, meaning that the yesterday’s trends remain in place.

Policy Expectations Boost US Dollar Index

US dollar is mostly higher today, thanks in large part to policy expectations. Many expect the Federal Reserve to start tightening soon, and that is leading to gains for the greenback.

Fed Policy Outlook Continues to Support US Dollar

The US dollar rose against almost all of its major counterparts today, touching the highest level since January versus the Japanese yen and reaching the strongest rate in a year against euro, as the monetary policy outlook continues to support the currency.

Dollar Pares Gains After Opening Sharply Higher

The US dollar declined today against its most-traded peers, yet it is important to understand that the currency opened sharply higher, meaning that it still trades above the last week’s closing rate against most majors.

Yen Profits from Risk Aversion

The Japanese yen profited from the risk-negative market sentiment, rising against its major counterparts. The currency opened sharply lower versus the US dollar but was able to slowly rise, though it still trades below the Friday’s close.

Market Sentiment Doesn’t Favor Risk, Ringgit Suffers

The Malaysian ringgit fell today as risk aversion eroded the appeal of higher-yielding currencies associated with risk. The market sentiment was hurt by prospects of early monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve.

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