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EUR/USD2014-04-17 19:13 UTC

The dollar was marginally higher after the London close, with gains coming in tandem with firmer Treasury yields. The FX market thinned out early though, with many heading for the exits into the Easter long weekend. EUR-USD approached the bottom of its 24-hour range, under 1.3820, coming from opening highs near 1.3860. Support around 1.3800 has been ongoing, though with U.S. data on the mend, and the EBC looking to talk down the euro, ... Read More 

XE Market Analysis

  • North American Edition2014-04-17 11:10 UTC

    The dollar maintained a generally soft tone following Yellen's dovish speech yesterday. Trade was quiet in Europe with some countries already off for the long Easter weekend. EUR-USD rose to a new high for the week of 1.3864. Cable, already underpinned following yesterday's stellar labour market data, edged out a fresh five-year high of 1.6842. USD-JPY dipped under 102.00, to a low of 101.86 before settling around 102.00-102.10. AUD-USD initially ... Read More 

  • European Edition2014-04-17 06:35 UTC

    The USD was mostly lower in Asia following a dovish speech by Fed boss Yellen, though movements were pretty contained. EUR-USD rose to the 1.3840 area from the low 1.38s, but the market lacked the muster for a test of yesterday's peak of 1.3851. Cable punched above its Feb-17 major trend peak at 1.6822 and logged a fresh cycle high of 1.6837. USD-JPY dipped about 35 pips to a low of 101.86, though subsequently settled around the 102.00 level. The Reuters ... Read More 

  • Asian Edition2014-04-17 19:13 UTC

    Lower than expected jobless claims and a firmer Philly Fed index supported the dollar in light Thursday N.Y. trade. Yields edged up as well, though Wall Street struggled to move higher. After opening near 1.3860, EUR-USD slipped to lows under 1.3820 before steadying. USD-JPY meanwhile, traded over 102.40 on the back of higher U.S. yields. USD-CAD moved under 1.1000 following hotter Canadian CPI, though later reclaimed the 1.10 handle. Activity died down ... Read More 

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