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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.

Twitchy Traders Tracking Crude

Categories: AUD, CAD, CHF, EUR, GBP, Markets, News, NZD, USD
It has not been a stellar week for top tier economic data in Europe or the US. Traders are left scouring headlines and charts for something to justify their trades. They found it in oil, “Texas tea,” black gold”. However, they didn’t load up the truck and move to Beverley; Hills that is; swimming pools movie stars. Instead, the bought Japanese yen, gold and USDCAD. View article >

Hawkish Haldane Sows Division in BoE, Bank to Hike Rates by End of the Year?

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

Sterling

GBP/USD 1 Week Chart
The Pound (GBP) rallied against most of its peer’s midday on Wednesday as Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane revealed he was close to voting for a rate hike in last week’s monetary policy committee meeting. While Sterling’s rally was short lived against some of the majors, the news excited investors as the usually dovish Haldane suggested that interest rate would likely need to rise by the end of the year if inflation continued accelerating at its current pace. View article >

Hong Kong Authorities Post Warning on “Dangerous Situation” in Housing Market and RBNZ Keep Cool on Interest Rates

“We have to warn our people about the dangerous situation of the property market,” said Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, today. In an interview with Bloomberg’s Haslinda Amin, Chan expressed concern about a potential housing market correction in Hong Kong, which is currently the world’s most expensive city for property. In 2016, Hong Kong stood atop Knight Frank’s Prime International Residential Index with USD 1 million buying a home averaging just 20.6 square metres. View article >

United States Dollar – Wed Jun 21: USD Up vs CAD, AUD, MXN & PHP and Down vs EUR, GBP & JPY.

Categories: Markets, New York Close, USD
United States Dollar was down -0.29% against the Euro, up 0.4% against the Canadian Dollar, up 0.3% against the Australian Dollar, down -0.35% against the British Pound Sterling, up 0.43% against the Mexican Peso, down -0.08% against the Japanese Yen, even against the Indian Rupee and up 0.44% 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 >

Bubble, Bubble Oil and Trouble

Categories: AUD, CAD, CHF, EUR, GBP, JPY, Markets, News, USD
Oil spills are messy and this latest bout of WTI price declines is no different. The 5.3 percent fall in WTI prices between Monday and Tuesday, talk of a “bear” market and rampant scepticism that Opec production cuts can offset rising production elsewhere are behind the move. Tuesday’s, end of day, API Weekly Crude stocks change data showed a 2.72 million barrels drop in US crude inventories which helped to “stop the bleeding.  View article >

Political Uncertainty Weighs on Sterling Ahead of Queen’s Speech

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

Sterling

GBP/USD 1 Week Chart
The Pound (GBP) continued to downtrend against the majority of its peers this morning, reaching new multi-month lows as markets remain worried about the political landscape in the UK. With the Queen’s Speech set to outline the government’s legislative plans for the next two years later today, Theresa May is still yet to reach a formal agreement with the DUP to support her party in a minority government, causing some investors to fear that she may not be able to offer the stability she promised. View article >

EM Asia Currencies Fall Following Moderately Hawkish Fed Speak

A rally in the US dollar prompted by moderately hawkish Fed speakers pushed emerging market Asian currencies such as the Thai baht, Philippine peso and Malaysian ringgit lower on Tuesday. Asian currencies from developed economies but which nonetheless remain second tier and under the “emerging” umbrella, such as the Korean won and the Taiwan dollar, also declined. Charles Evans, President of the Chicago Fed, said on Tuesday that US economic fundamentals are good and that he expects inflation to rise, although he did hint that the Fed could wait until December before raising interest rates again. View article >

United States Dollar – Tue Jun 20: USD Up vs EUR, CAD, AUD, GBP, MXN, INR & PHP and Down vs JPY.

Categories: Markets, New York Close, USD
United States Dollar was up 0.16% against the Euro, up 0.35% against the Canadian Dollar, up 0.28% against the Australian Dollar, up 0.85% against the British Pound Sterling, up 1.38% against the Mexican Peso, down -0.1% against the Japanese Yen, up 0.12% against the Indian Rupee and up 0.44% 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 >

“Too Early to Raise UK Rates” says Mark Carney

Categories: AUD, CAD, CHF, EUR, GBP, JPY, Markets, News, NZD, USD
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said, in reference to the outlook and timing of  UK rate hikes, “ From my perspective, given the mixed signals on consumer spending and business investment, and given the still subdued domestic inflationary pressures, in particular anaemic wage growth, now is not yet the time to begin that adjustment” Sterling tanked, dropping from 1.2756 to 1.2670 which is where it sits in early New York trading. View article >

Pound Nosedives as Carney Remains Committed to Low Interest Rates

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

Sterling

GBP/USD 1 Week Chart
The Pound (GBP) plummeted against its peers this morning as Bank of England (BoE) Governor, Mark Carney spoke at the Mansion House in London. In his speech Carney reiterated his view that now was not the time for a rate hike and that weak wage growth and the uncertainty of the Brexit negotiations were reason enough to leave rates at a record low, despite growing inflationary pressures. View article >
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