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Currency markets trade in tight ranges as traders shrug off strong US economic data


urrency markets appear to be pricing in political risk on both sides of the Atlantic - European elections and news out of the Trump's administration.

Written by

Enrique Díaz-Álvarez


The Pound fell across the board this morning after the release of a disappointing set of retail sales figures in the United Kingdom.
Matthew Ryan 17 Feb 2017

The US Dollar dipped against its major peers on Wednesday, despite the release of an impressive set of inflation figures out of the US economy.
Matthew Ryan 16 Feb 2017

Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen stoked hopes of multiple interest rate hikes in the US this year following her speech on Tuesday.
Matthew Ryan 15 Feb 2017

The Euro retreated to its weakest position against the Dollar since mid-January on Monday, dragged lower amid ongoing political uncertainty in Europe.
Matthew Ryan 14 Feb 2017

Quiescent monetary policy in most Group of Ten countries mean that markets are for now focused on political developments.
Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 13 Feb 2017

The USD rose against its major peers on Thursday after Trump announced he would, in the next few weeks, be releasing a “phenomenal” tax plan in the US.
Matthew Ryan 10 Feb 2017

MPs overwhelmingly voted in favour of the Brexit bill, which will enable government to begin the UK's departure from the EU.
Matthew Ryan 9 Feb 2017

The Euro fell on Tuesday to its lowest level against the US Dollar since 30 January, dragged lower by political concerns and weak data out of Germany.
Matthew Ryan 8 Feb 2017

The Euro dipped against the US Dollar on Monday, with investors turning their attention to the heightening political risks in Europe.
Matthew Ryan 7 Feb 2017

Harsh off the cuff rhetoric from the newly installed Trump administration has been a constant since his inauguration in January.
Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 6 Feb 2017

The Pound erased much of its gains from earlier in the week on Thursday after yesterday’s Bank of England January meeting minutes.
Matthew Ryan 3 Feb 2017

The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged last night, while MP’s in the UK overwhelmingly backed the Government’s EU exit bill.
Matthew Ryan 2 Feb 2017

The Euro jumped to its strongest position against the Dollar in almost two months on Tuesday on the back of Dollar weakness and impressive Eurozone data.
Matthew Ryan 1 Feb 2017

The single currency rebounded from its lowest level since 19 January after the release of an encouraging set of inflation data in Germany.
Matthew Ryan 31 Jan 2017

An unusually quiet week in terms of significant policy decisions and economic news meant that FX markets focus was elsewhere.
Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 30 Jan 2017