Tag: Currency

GBP/USD – British pound rises to 10-week high on higher retail sales

GBP/USD has posted strong gains in the Thursday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.3260, up 0.85% on the day. On the release front, British retail sales posted a gain of 0.3%, beating the estimate of -0.2%. Over in the U.S indicators looked sharp, as Philly Fed Manufacturing Index and unemployment claims both beat […]

USD/CAD – Canadian dollar at 3-week high as greenback retreats

The Canadian dollar has posted small gains in the Thursday session. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.2908, down 0.10% on the day. On the release front, Canada releases ADP nonfarm employment change. In the U.S, the Philly Fed Manufacturing Index is expected to jump to 17.5 points, while unemployment claims are forecast to climb to 210 […]

DAX rally continues despite US tariffs on China

The DAX index has posted gains in the Thursday session, continuing the upward trend seen on Wednesday. Currently, the index is at 12,284, up 0.54% on the day. On the release front, there are no major German or eurozone events. Eurozone consumer confidence is expected to post a decline of -2 for a second straight month. […]

EUR/USD – Euro gains ground, Eurozone consumer confidence ahead

EUR/USD has posted slight gains in the Thursday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1694, up 0.28% on the day. On the release front, the eurozone releases consumer confidence, which is expected to post a decline of -2 for a second straight month. In the U.S, the Philly Fed Manufacturing Index is expected to jump […]

Kiwi jumps on strongest growth in two years

Kiwi higher as Q2 growth beats forecasts New Zealand recorded its best quarter-on-quarter growth in Q2 as the economy expanded 1.0%, a faster pace than the 0.8% growth economists had expected. On an annual basis, growth was also higher than expected, rising 2.8% y/y, topping estimates of a 2.5% increase. New Zealand’s Statistics Agency reported […]

US yields on a runner

US yields on a runner One could expect a bit of apprehension to enter the fray, and not just from a relief rally hangover, but local bond and currency traders could start looking over their shoulders at US 10y bond yields that have raced higher to 3.05 %. While everyone thought US bond yields could […]

Tariffs? – So what!

China responded to the latest US tariffs with tariffs of their own of between 5-10% on $60 billion worth of American imports. Looking at markets, you’d think nothing had happened!   Dow at eight-month high After an early wobble, the index powered 0.7% higher to close at its highest level since January, helped by gains […]

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Says Trump Would Like Canada to Join Trade Deal with Mexico

President Donald Trump would still like Canada to join the trade deal that the U.S. crafted with Mexico, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC on Tuesday. However, the U.S. is moving forward on the bilateral Mexico agreement, Ross said on “Squawk Box.” The United States Trade Representative office “already filed with the Congress the notice […]

Dollar Softens as Trade War Fatigue Sets In OANDA MarketBeat

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GBP/USD – British pound edges lower, investors eye UK inflation

GBP/USD has edged lower in the Tuesday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.3136, down 0.18% on the day. On the release front, there are no British events. The U.S will release the NAHB Housing Market Index. On Tuesday, the UK releases a host of inflation indicators, led by CPI. The U.S. publishes building permits […]