Dollar Stages Rally
The US dollar staged a rally late last week after better than expected jobs data showed that the rate of job losses in the US sharply declined in May despite the news that General Motors was closing several manufacturing facilities across the US. Currency exchange rates were also affected by speculation that the US Federal Reserve will raise rates by the end of the year. The euro was pressured downward after Standard and Poor’s downgraded Ireland’s credit rating for the second time this year.Entertainers and Forex Converters
American entertainers performing overseas find themselves in a unique position due to the dollar’s strength. Depending on how and when they were contracted to appear overseas some entertainers could end up taking home less than they would have months ago.FOMC Meeting Boosts Euro
Wednesday’s release of the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) meeting minutes pushed the euro to its highest level against the US dollar since January. The euro to dollar exchange rate was prompted by rising stocks and the belief that the US will be the first to recover from the global recession. The dollar has declined against the euro for the last three trading sessions.Travelers Need a Forex Converter
Earlier in the year the weak US dollar caused many Americans to postpone trips abroad especially to Europe. An impressive rise in the value of the dollar vs. the Euro is making it much more affordable for Americans to travel abroad. Despite the economic crisis and negative economic indicators the US dollar has not only remained stable but has risen dramatically against the Euro and other major currencies.Replacing the Dollar?
In the not so distant past there was talk of the Euro replacing the US dollar as the medium of exchange for commodities, a development which would create the need for constant use of forex convertors. Because of the dollar’s strong performance in the face of the worst economic crisis the world has faced since the great depression of the 30’s most talk of replacing the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency has ceased. Naysayers had cited the massive national debt of the US and a bloated government budget …Learn Forex Trading With a Mini Account
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This week’s economic calendar promises to be relatively uneventful and traders expect currency exchange rates to be affected by stock market performance. French and Italian production figures are due this week and could affect the euro to dollar exchange rate. The production figures are expected to show the fourth consecutive month of double digit declines in both Euro Zone countries.Small Investors Turn to Forex
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On Tuesday the US dollar rebounded against the Euro as US stocks fell triggering a return to risk aversion. The euro to dollar rate fell as investors took profits from the Euro’s recent rise in advance of the ECB meeting scheduled for Thursday. The central bank is expected to lower rates.US Data Triggers Risk Appetite
Better than expected data from the US triggered a rise in risk sentiment among currency traders putting pressure on the US dollar and the Japanese Yen which are traditionally seen as safe haven currencies during troubled times. The euro to dollar rate was affected as the dollar fell against the euro for the fourth straight trading session. The yen is at a two week low against both the dollar and the euro.Dollar – Lower Versus Euro
The euro rose against the US dollar in Wednesday’s forex trading as rising US stocks triggered a rise in risk sentiment among investors. An expected Federal Reserve policy statement is expected this week and is bound to affect the euro to dollar exchange rate. Risk appetite has been limited by a report that showed worse than expected US economic growth.Growing Optimism Affecting US Dollar Exchange Rate
Growing economic optimism in both stock and currency markets may affect the US dollar exchange rate in the coming weeks. Many believe the worst of the recession is over dampening the allure of the US dollar as a safe haven currency. This week investors will be able to review an advance report of first quarter GDP which is expected to show economic contraction slowing in the US. This news is expected to adversely affect the rate.