Currencies

Share SHARE

The dollar was mixed against other major currencies on Thursday, holding near its highest in almost a year versus the euro. Traders were moving the sidelines ahead of a pair of crucial speeches from the Federal Reserve's annual get-together in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In the wake of Fed minutes showing...

The dollar rallied on Wednesday, extending recent gains to its highest levels in almost a year versus a basket of major rivals. Gains accelerated in the afternoon upon the release of some fairly hawkish Federal Reserve minutes. The Federal Reserve debated when to hike interest rates amid signs...

The dollar rallied versus European rivals on Tuesday, hitting fresh 9-month highs against the euro after upbeat U.S. housing data. Housing starts rose 15.7 percent in July from June to an annual rate of 1.093 million units, the Commerce Department said, marking the highest level of construction since...

The dollar was narrowly mixed Monday, giving back recent gains against the sterling after some relatively hawkish comments from the U.K.'s top central banker. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney told The Sunday Times in an interview that interest rates could be raised even before real wages turn...

The dollar was little changed for a second day in a row Friday despite a flurry of U.S. economic data and dovish rhetoric from a Federal Reserve official. Most of today's news cemented expectations that the Fed will keep interest rates at or near zero for at least another year. Consumer sentiment...

The dollar was virtually unchanged Thursday, staying near its highest in months versus the euro and sterling amid disappointing economic data from across the Atlantic. The economic recovery in the eurozone unexpectedly came to a halt in the second quarter, with Germany and Italy shrinking from the...

The dollar rallied to its highest since June versus the sterling and held recent gains against the euro after the Bank of England signaled it would hold off on hiking interests. The BoE said it will hike rates rates early in 2015, but only if wage growth in the U.K. picks up. From there, any interest...

The dollar was generally stronger in quiet dealing Tuesday, staying near its highest in nine months versus the reeling euro. Downbeat German economic data raised expectations that the European Central Bank will eventually capitulate by offering further monetary stimulus. So far the week has been...

The dollar was little changed versus other major currencies on Monday as traders paused for more economic data due later in the week. A recent run-up took the dollar to multi-month highs versus a basket of major rivals, but the rally fizzled on Friday as stocks rebounded, diminishing the buck's safe...

The dollar was generally weaker on Friday, as traders preferred the safe haven yen and Swiss franc amid escalating violence in the Middle East. In Iraq, the U.S. military aircraft began dropping bombs, following the U.S. President Barack Obama authorizing airstrikes to thwart the advancing Islamic...

USD-JPY-080814.jpg The yen climbed against its major counterparts in Asian deals on Friday, as geopolitical tensions and the widening of the nation's current account deficit in June lifted the appeal of the safe-haven asset. U.S. President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he had authorized limited airstrikes against...

The dollar was steady versus the euro on Thursday, holding near its highest nine months after the European Central Bank made no changes to monetary policy. Despite acknowledging that the euro zone recovery has been "weak, fragile and uneven, ECB President Mario Draghi gave no indication that further...

AUD-JPY-080714.jpg The Australian dollar weakened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Thursday, following the release of downbeat jobs data for July. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that the unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 6.4 percent in July...

The dollar held near its highest in nine months versus the euro on Wednesday as downbeat Germany and Italian economic data raised expectations for stimulus from the European Central Bank. The ECB is seen keeping interest rates on hold Thursday, but will likely signal a willingness to inject cash into...

The dollar continued its assault on the euro Tuesday, jumping to a new multi-month peak amid disappointing euro zone economic data. European PMI surveys showed weakness in the Italian service sector, cementing expectations of further stimulus from the European Central Bank. The ECB makes its next...