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US NFP & European QE Make Week Stellar for Dollar

The US dollar had an amazing trading week, reaching the highest level in more than a decade against the euro, thanks to positive economic data from the United States and quantitative easing in Europe.

NFP Surprise Positively, Early Rate Hike Is Probable

One of the most important events this week was today’s release of US non-farm payrolls. While analysts expected robust employment growth, the actual report turned out to be even better than was expected, spurring talks about an early interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The US dollar rallied against its most-traded peers as a result.

UK Pound Continues to Struggle After BOE Meeting

UK pound is still struggling, thanks in large part to concerns over the low inflation rate. Bank of England policymakers left matters unchanged at its most recent meeting, and sterling is lower against many of its counterparts.

US Dollar Continues to Surge

Greenback is still surging today, gaining ground against its major counterparts. Even with a weaker than expected ADP report, and trepidation over tomorrow’s nonfarm payrolls report, the dollar is heading higher.

US Dollar Continues Its Climb

Greenback is mostly higher today, continuing its recent climb. Even though the greenback eased back from a dollar index high not seen for more than a decade, the currency is still heading steadily higher today.

Euro Loses Ground to Majors

The embattled euro is losing ground again today, thanks to the latest news from other countries that indicate how far the 19-nation currency still has left to go. The continuing Greek saga isn’t helping matters, either.

UK Pound Struggles at the Beginning of a Data-Heavy Week

UK pound is struggling today as a new week and a new month get underway. It’s expected to be a data-heavy week, and sterling is expected to be impacted. Right now, the UK pound is lower against its major counterparts.

Dollar Ends Week on Strong Note, Defying Adverse Fundamentals

The US dollar ended this week with gains even though it looked like fundamentals were against the US currency. The greenback was particularly strong against the euro, and this was surprising considering the progress in the situation with Greece. At the same time, the dollar was unable to beat the Great Britain pound.

Dollar Posts Substantial Gains After Mixed Data

Today’s data from the United States was rather mixed but it did not prevent the US dollar from demonstrating an impressive rally. The currency rose to the highest level in a month against the euro.

US dollar Continues to Struggle After Yesterday’s Remarks From Yellen

US dollar is still down today, following yesterday’s drop on the heels of remarks made by Fed Chair Janet Yellen to Congress.

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