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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 Rallies with Help of Impressive Economic Data

The US dollar rallied today with the help of very impressive economic data from the United States. It is a stark contrast to the yesterday’s trading session, which ended with huge losses for the US currency due to bad economic indicators. At the same time, the Great Britain pound was able to outperform the greenback.

Euro Falls Back After Rally

Euro is falling back now, falling a rally that took place yesterday and in earlier trading. Euro surged higher, especially against the US dollar and the Japanese yen, earlier, but now things are changing. Concerns about risk are back on the table, and lower commodity prices are having their impact.

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 Builds on Gains Against European Currencies

Once again, expected policy divergence is taking its toll on European currencies. The US dollar is gaining ground today, with dollar index heading higher and greenback making gains against its high beta counterparts in Europe.

Euro Mostly Lower as Germany Cuts Growth Forecast

Euro is losing ground against some of its counterparts as the latest economic data is released throughout the 18-nation currency zone. Even though Germany’s CPI reading met expectations, the country had to slash its growth forecast.

Loonie Gains Against European Counterparts

Better employment data released toward the end of last week is still helping the Canadian dollar in Forex trading today. Indeed, there are hopes that Canadian rates will start rising again. This hope is allowing the loonie to log gains against European currencies, even as it continues to struggle against the greenback.

Sterling Continues to Struggle Against Counterparts

UK pound continues to struggle against its major counterparts today, performing mostly lower across the board. Inflation data is a big part of the problem for the sterling today, with concerns about the economy starting to creep back in.

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.

Dollar Logs Weekly Loss After Long Rally

The US dollar demonstrated a weekly loss for the first time in many weeks. Yet the drop was not as big as it might have been as the risk-negative market sentiment helped the US currency to regain part of its strength by the weekend.

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