The dollar is lower versus all major counterparts

The dollar continues its slide dropping to the lowest level in over two years as the government struggles to agree on a stimulus. G-10 peers rose versus the dollar, led by the pound and the euro. The Democratic National Convention began last night and was focused on bringing unity to the country. 

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”

Ida B. Wells – American Journalist
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    August 18, 2020

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  • USD
    The dollar dropped 0.5%  to the lowest level since May 2018. The currency was unchanged by Housing Starts and Building Permits data. Senate Republicans introduced a virus relief package including $300 per week unemployment supplement, US Postal Service funding and small business aid. The Democratic National Convention began last night with President Trump in the crosshairs of speeches made by Michelle Obama, John Kasich and Bernie Sanders.
    GBP
    The pound rose 0.6% supported by both corporate and algorithmic demand as the GBP/USD pair formed a golden cross where the 50-DMA crossed the 200-DMA.
    EUR
    The common currency also gained versus the dollar on momentum-based demand, testing a two-year high. The euro has advanced 7% since the start of 2020 and 11% since the beginning of COVID lockdowns.
    CAD
    Broad dollar selling propped the Canadian dollar for a second day even amid resignation of Finance Minister Bill Morneau. The pair dropped 0.4% to the lowest level since Jan 29.
    ASIA/PACIFIC

    Advancing for a third day, the USD/JPY pair sunk half a percent to 105.46. The Chinese yuan advanced to five-month highs as the dollar retreats and China’s economy rebounds.

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