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Dollar Retains Weakness Ahead of FOMC Decision

The US dollar weakened yesterday and retained its softness today as the string of poor economic data from the United States led to speculations that the Federal Reserve will not start monetary tightening as early as was thought previously. The greenback retained its gains versus the Japanese yen.

Euro Gets a Little Help From Stress Test Results

Euro is getting a little help today in Forex trading, thanks to the latest round of stress test results from banks. Things seem to be improving for banks, and that means that there are fewer fears regarding the eurozone. There is still a ways to go for the eurozone recovery, and for the 18-nation currency, but things are looking a little bit better.

Dollar Ends Week Mixed

This week was mixed for the US dollar which rose against some major currencies, like the euro and the Japanese yen, but fell against commodity-linked currencies, including the Australian and the Canadian dollar.

Dollar Jumps vs. Yen with Help of Positive US Data

The US dollar jumped against the Japanese yen today on the back of positive economic reports from the United States. The currency also rose against the Great Britain pound and erased earlier losses versus the euro.

Dollar Index Heads Lower After Bouncing Earlier

US dollar index is lower, even though the greenback is trading mixed today. The weighting of the euro in the dollar index’s basket of currencies means that the gains by the euro are weighing on the dollar index today. Even though the dollar is lower against the euro, it is still gaining ground against the UK pound and the Japanese yen.

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 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.

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