US dollar reverses gains as markets re-evaluate risks

Market sentiment moved toward less risk-off as traders assessed increased US stimulus against falling oil prices. Oil prices in London fell to 21-year low and US futures fell below $0 for the first time ever earlier this week. In Washington, Congress and the White House are working on a deal that will provide $484 billion of pandemic relief.

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    April 22, 2020

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    The US dollar fell against most of its peers weakening 0.1% after strengthening 0.7% over the last two days. The only currency that the USD continues to outperform is the Norwegian krone which has fallen for the third day.
    Sterling experienced its biggest two-day decline in a month earlier this week and is heading towards a positive session today. This bounce is largely attributed to US dollar weakness.

    EUR/USD remains largely unchanged trading around 1.0865. EU leaders are set to discuss joint debt issuance on Thursday.

    USD/CAD hit a 2-week high on Tuesday of 1.4265 and has since weakened 0.4%. Despite continued downward pressure on oil, the move lower for US dollar has caused the currency pair to weaken.
    USD/JPY fell as much as 0.3% trading around 107.50. AUD/USD strengthened over 1% in reaction to US dollar weakness.
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