The U.S. Dollar rose versus most major currencies today as worldwide share prices dropped lower due to concerns about a possible recession in major countries.
Today, in early trading, the U.S. Dollar fell versus the Euro, Pound Sterling, and several high-yielding currencies. This follows a reduction of a key interest rate by the Federal Reserve Bank, which helped to calm extreme risk aversion and boosted European shares. It was widely expected that America’s central bank would reduce the key interest rate from 1.50% to 1%. There is a possibility of further rate cuts, if the need arises.
The Japanese Yen retreated from a 13-year highs versus the U.S. Dollar today as global stock markets bounced back and risk aversion ebbed, raising the possibility that official intervention is likely should the need arise.
The Japanese Yen's rally remained intact, today despite the G7 concerns about disproportionate volatility in the Japanese Yen, while the U.S. Dollar hit a 2-year high against the Euro as investors moved out of risky assets.
The Japanese Yen surged against the U.S. Dollar and Euro today, as plummeting global stock markets increased risk aversion, confirming investors’ fears of the possibility of a protracted global recession.
The threat of a worldwide recession continues to worry investors who are cutting their exposure, as evidenced by the U.S. Dollar’s slight gain on Thursday. The U.S. currency stayed within striking distance of a 24-month high against the Euro as well as a basket of major currencies
The U. S Dollar surged today, hitting a 2-year high versus the Euro and a group of currencies, while the Japanese Yen continues to gain as investors moved out of riskier assets.
Earlier today, the U.S. Dollar saw its highest gains against the Euro in more than 18 months, and traded near the 16 month high versus a basket of major currencies. These highs were fuelled by continuing global demand for the U.S. currency. The U.S. Dollar index steadied at 83.139 .DXY, coming very close to yesterday’s high of 83.230, the highest the .DXY has been over the past 16 months
The Euro and the Pound Sterling gained ground against the U.S. Dollar on Monday, in light of continuing efforts to save the global financial and banking system. The effect of the rescue effort encouraged sale of the U.S. currency.
The Japanese Yen rose against the U. S. Dollar and the Euro today as more data shows that the U.S. economy is slowing down considerably. This heightened investors’ fears that the current liquidity crisis had almost pushed the entire global economy into recession.
The U.S. Dollar dropped against the Japanese Yen today as data for September retail sales showed a sharp decline and investors are beginning to wonder if the government's $250 billion liquidity injection into the troubled banks will be able to keep the U.S. economy out of recession.
Today the Euro gained broadly, leaving the Japanese Yen in the dark, as investors support European government rescue plans to resolve the liquidity problems in the banking systems, with the hope of stemming the worst financial disaster since the 1930s.
The Euro surged against the U.S. Dollar following the unified plan proposed by major European countries in order to rescue their banks from collapse. The currency was at an 18 month low against the U. S. Dollar.
Investors anticipate a coordinated approach to the worldwide credit crisis from the Group of Seven, currently meeting in Washington, DC. As a result, the U.S. Dollar surged to a six-month high against Japanese Yen.
The Japanese Yen fell broadly today while higher-yielding currencies surged as investors’ extreme risk aversion receded following the coordinate efforts by global central banks to reduce interest rates yesterday. The situation remains tenuous as the market awaits additional steps by governments, especially the Group of Seven, who is meeting in Washington this Friday, to stabilize the global financial system and mitigate a prolonged global economic downturn.