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United States Dollar – Daily Market Updates with latest USD exchange rates, charts and rate changes in the major USD cross currency pairs for the last day, week and quarter. This allows you to take advantage of any market moves plus the low margins from our online currency and foreign payment partners to ensure you get the best possible exchange rates deals.

Risk Aversion Recedes

Categories: AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, Markets, News, USD
The US dollar opened with small gains across the board.  Tensions surrounding North Korea and the US have eased, somewhat, and risk aversion trades have been pared. Asia opened with news that Japan Q2 GDP data surpassed expectations, rising 1.0%, q/q vs. forecast for a 0.6% gain.  Donald Trump took a time out from chirping at North Korea.   That led to an unwind of risk aversion trades and USDJPY rallied from 108.95 to 109.79 by the New York open.  View article >

Pound Strengthens as Cabinet Dispels Rumours of Brexit Split

Categories: AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, Markets, News, NZD, USD

Sterling

GBP/USD 1 Week Chart
The Pound (GBP) began to trend higher at the start of this week’s session following a joint statement from Chancellor Philip Hammond and Trade Secretary Liam Fox in which they called for the UK to seek a transitional Brexit deal with the EU. This follows months of speculation about a possible fracture in Theresa May’s cabinet, with Hammond and Fox both favouring a different approach to leaving the EU. View article >

Little Chance of Another US Rate Hike This Year as CPI Disappoints Again

The implied probability of a further hike in US interest rates this year declined on Friday to 35%, down from probabilities above 40% one day earlier. This fairly drastic adjustment in market expectations for US rates occurred following inflation data which, remarkably, came in below market expectations for the fifth consecutive month. The US dollar ended the week lower as a result. View article >

United States Dollar – Fri Aug 11: USD Up vs INR & PHP and Down vs EUR, CAD, AUD, GBP & MXN.

Categories: Markets, New York Close, USD
United States Dollar was friday down -0.48% against the Euro, down -0.47% against the Canadian Dollar, down -0.32% against the Australian Dollar, down -0.31% against the British Pound Sterling, down -0.82% against the Mexican Peso, even against the Japanese Yen, up 0.09% against the Indian Rupee and up 0.46% against the Philippine Peso.
USD 7 Day Cross-Rate Charts
USD 7 Day Cross-Rate Charts
Read on for the latest 1-week and 3-month USD cross rate fluctuations, charts and trends. View article >

Pound Stumbles on Gloomy Growth Forecast

Categories: AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, Markets, News, NZD, USD

Sterling

GBP/USD 1 Week Chart
The Pound (GBP) slipped against most of its peers on Thursday as NIESR’s forecast that the UK economy only grew 0.2% in the three months to July. This was down from a previous figure of 0.3%, with the fall being attributed to growing pressure on the UK’s service sector thanks to a decline in consumer spending. View article >

Yen at 8-Week High as Investors Flee to Safe Havens and Singapore’s Economy Outperforms

Amid growing tensions between the US and North Korea, investors fled on Thursday to the safety of the Japanese yen, gold and Treasuries. Earlier this week, US president Donald Trump had promised to lay “fire and fury” on North Korea should any attempt be made by the rogue nation to harm the US. Not one to back down, North Korea responded to Trump’s “fury” by describing on state media yesterday a plan to fire missiles at the island of Guam – a US territory 3,400km (2100 miles) from the North Korean border. View article >

United States Dollar – Thu Aug 10: USD Up vs CAD, AUD, GBP, INR & PHP and Down vs EUR & JPY.

Categories: Markets, New York Close, USD
United States Dollar was down -0.12% against the Euro, up 0.35% against the Canadian Dollar, up 0.14% against the Australian Dollar, up 0.26% against the British Pound Sterling, even against the Mexican Peso, down -0.68% against the Japanese Yen, up 0.38% against the Indian Rupee and up 0.24% against the Philippine Peso.
USD 7 Day Cross-Rate Charts
USD 7 Day Cross-Rate Charts
Read on for the latest 1-week and 3-month USD cross rate fluctuations, charts and trends. View article >

Dollar Firms and Risk Aversion Fades

Categories: AUD, CAD, CHF, EUR, GBP, Markets, News, USD
The US traded higher overnight and opened in New York with gains against all the majors except for the Japanese yen.  US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson managed to calm a hysterical anti-Trump media warning of nuclear war. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) got things going at the Asia open.  They left their policy rate unchanged at 1.75%, as expected.  View article >

New Zealand Dollar Plummets as RBNZ Leaves Rates on Hold

Categories: AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, Markets, News, NZD, USD

Sterling

GBP/USD 1 Week Chart
After strengthening on Wednesday falling a sharp rise in geopolitical tensions, the Pound (GBP) slipped again this morning ahead of a slew of UK data.   While domestic industrial production figures impressed, the nation’s trade deficit widened, inspiring GBP fluctuations.

Euro

The Pound Euro (GBP EUR) exchange rate is currently trading close to yesterday’s closing levels as markets await today’s UK data. View article >

Hong Kong Dollar Surprises with Best Day in 18-Months and RBNZ to Stay on Hold Until 2019

On Wednesday, a single explosive hour formed the basis of what became the Hong Kong dollar’s best day since February 2016. A little after 6am in London and 1pm in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong dollar suddenly took off, forcing USD/HKD down from levels around 7.826 to 7.8116. And while a 0.18% move might seem negligible when compared to those common in other markets, such moves are rare in USD/HKD due to the manner in which Hong Kong’s currency is pegged to its American counterpart. View article >
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