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UK Pound Gains Ground After Unemployment Report

UK pound is moving higher today, surging ahead of its major counterparts on the latest unemployment report. As the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in five years, there are expectations that the Bank of England will consider cutting back on its asset purchase program.

US Dollar Mostly Higher on Fed Taper Expectations

Greenback is mostly higher today, gaining against many of its major counterparts as the latest expectations for a Federal Reserve taper are bandied about. Further tightening in US monetary policy is supporting the US dollar right now.

UK Pound Lower After Housing Data

UK home prices declined in December, once again calling into question the situation surrounding the economic recovery. Pound is lower today as a result of this disappointing news.

Canadian Dollar Inches Higher Against Its Major Counterparts

Canadian dollar is inching higher against its major counterparts, gaining ground as Forex traders consider their positions, and as the situation changes for the currency. Loonie is finding a little support ahead of next week’s BoC meeting, but general weakness is likely to remain.

Greenback Mixed Against Other Majors

US dollar is mixed today, thanks in large part to confused signals about what’s next for the currency. The latest jobs data was soft, and that has some rethinking the idea that the Federal Reserve will boost its tapering efforts. The Fed might have started the taper, but it’s not likely to step back stimulus further if data remains soft.

UK Pound Drops as Economic Data Disappoints

UK pound is heading lower today, thanks in large part to disappointing economic data. Analysts and others have had high hopes for the United Kingdom, and the disappointing economic news has many selling the pound.

Growth Outlook Boosts UK Pound

The latest growth outlook for the UK economy is pushing the pound higher today. Pound reached a five-week high against the euro, thanks to the fact that the United Kingdom is expected to see greater growth in the coming year than the eurozone.

Yen Drops on Continued BOJ Easing

Yen is lower against most of its major counterparts today, dropping as continued easing from the Bank of Japan is expected. Even with some of the recent improvements to the Japanese economy, “Abenomics” is expected to continue, and that means long-term yen weakness.

UK Pound Struggles as Economic Data Weighs

UK pound is struggling today, barely etching out gains against major currencies. The latest services output data disappointed analysts today, showing a drop instead of an increase. Concerns about the UK economy are on the rise now, thanks to this latest data.

Economic Expectations Boost the UK Pound

Economic expectations are helping the UK pound today, especially against the euro. The pound is seeing success as Forex traders and analysts look to 2014 for continued improvement in the UK economy. Many expect good news for the housing sector, and that is expected to form the cornerstone of economic recovery.

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