Risk appetite improves ahead of US corporate earnings
The US dollar along with other haven assets traded lower as market risk appetite increased ahead of earnings report releases from US corporates. The economic calendar in the US includes a statement regarding the June federal budget along with speakers from the Federal Reserve including John Williams and Robert Kaplan.
Tuesday: US CPI
Wednesday: BoC Rate Decision
Thursday: US Jobless Claims; ECB Main Refinancing Rate; UK Jobless Claims
July 13, 2020
EUR/USD 1.1356 GBP/USD 1.2623 USD/CAD 1.3539 AUD/USD 0.6978 USD/JPY 107.24 USD/CNH 6.9967 USD/ILS 3.4441 USD/MXN 22.4957 USD/CHF 0.9414 USD/INR 75.1950
USDThe Bloomberg spot index is down 0.1% with the Swedish krona leading gainers amongst G10 currencies. The US dollar is trading lower as investors are optimistic ahead of US corporate earnings reports.GBP
The British pound hit a high of 1.2666, just four pips lower than Thursday’s high, before falling back towards the 1.26 handle. The UK government, led by Boris Johnson, is launching a campaign to urge businesses to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31.EUREUR/USD traded higher hitting a level of 1.1338. Later this week, the European Central Bank is due to meet along with a European Union summit.CADThe loonie strengthened against the USD as the dollar fell against its peers. OPEC is set to meet this week and there is speculation that they may announce plans to unwind output cuts. Bank of Canada is set to release a policy decision on Wednesday.ASIA/PACIFIC
USD/JPY is largely range-bound trading 0.2% higher after being down 0.1% earlier in the session. The Japanese yen gained traction against the USD after news confirmed China’s sanctions against an US official.
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