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US Open Note – Euro capitalizes on battered dollar; Canada unveils new fiscal plan

Europe in green as dollar struggles The persisting weakness in US Treasury yields and some encouraging vaccine news in Europe left the dollar bruised on Monday.

Daily Market Comment – Battle for the dollar keeps raging, stocks fly

· Forex market at a crossroads, dollar breaks crucial support zones · Stocks set new records as earnings season gets underway · Canadian budget in focus today, BoC and ECB meetings later this week Dollar reversal underway? The battle for the US dollar is unfolding in the FX arena, with the reserve currency having just broken crucial support regions across several charts.

US Open Note – Dollar remains under pressure; euro hits wall at $1.20

Quieter end to the week; Morgan Stanley releases earnings A calmer session in the forex and stock markets is on the cards today.

Daily Market Comment – Yields plunge, defy logic, after blowout data, but dollar steadies

US economy firing on all cylinders as data keeps getting better But Treasury yields in surprise fall; dollar off lows as gold jumps to 7-week high Wall Street hits another record on upbeat earnings US recovery gathers steam but Treasuries in puzzling move The US economic outlook continued to brighten after retail sales surged almost 10% in March and jobless claims declined to a new post-pandemic low last week.

US Open Note – US retail sales surprises but dollar remains firm

US retail sales' number stronger than expected The spotlight of the day is the US retail sales of March, which surprisingly increased to 9.

Daily Market Comment – Dollar succumbs to Powell’s dovish tune; stocks mixed

Powell reiterates that rate hikes are a long way off, pressing down on yields Dollar skids again but upside risk from retail sales and jobless claims Banks kick off US earnings with a bang but only Dow Jones rises Most dovish Fed Chair ever strikes again The US dollar slid and the 10-year Treasury yield held near three-week lows as Fed Chair Jerome Powell went out of his way to dampen fears of pre-emptive action to stem rising inflation.

US Open Note – Stocks soar; dollar continues to slip as US yields fall

US dollar back to losses A downside move in the US dollar and the significant climb in US stock futures are the major themes of the day.

Daily Market Comment – Markets unrattled by US inflation jump, dollar slips, stocks hit record

Bond markets shrug off surge in US inflation as yields fall, dragging dollar to 3½-week low But stocks impervious as Tesla drives S&P 500 to fresh record; bank earnings coming up Dollar plunge lifts rivals, yen finds little love despite J&J vaccine woes No panic after US inflation shoots higher Markets appeared to brush aside fears of higher inflation after the much-anticipated CPI data out of the United States failed to spark a huge reaction on Tuesday.

US Open Note – Stocks consolidate at highs, gold adopts negative trajectory

Stocks composed and dollar strengthens heading for US inflation data Stocks are suspended around their highs as market jitters are apparent as we near the release of the upcoming US inflation figures.

Daily Market Comment – Dollar steady, stocks mixed ahead of US inflation data

Dollar drifts sideways in choppy trading as investors brace for jump in US inflation Stocks lack direction as yields firm, US data, earnings awaited Pound extends gains but most majors stuck in tight ranges, gold slides again All eyes on US inflation With yesterday’s $96 billion Treasury auction passing uneventfully, investors have turned their attention to the latest reading of the consumer price index out of the United States later today.

US Open Note – Dollar lacks direction amid market calm; US stocks freeze

Dollar flattens in absence of data today; pound rises A calm day is on the table as dollar/yen is stable around 109.

Daily Market Comment – Firm start for dollar after upbeat Powell; stocks cautious ahead of earnings

Dollar edges up after uptick in US producer prices and a more positive Powell But yields ease slightly ahead of huge Treasury auctions Equities weighed by earnings caution and fears of China policy tightening Dollar tries to put bad week behind it It was a relatively calm start to the week in FX markets, but the momentum seems to be clearly behind the US dollar following a jump in US producer prices on Friday as well as Fed Chair Powell predicting an accelerated recovery in overnight remarks.

US Open Note – Bond yields bounce up; dollar in positive mood as stock futures lack energy

European stocks extend rally; Italy plans additional borrowing Despite the vaccine jitters with AstraZeneca, stocks in Europe headed gradually for another bullish but softer session, with the pan-European STOXX 600 index marking a fresh record high at 437.

Daily Market Comment – US equities continue to rampage as Powell reassures

Dollar headed for losing week as Fed rate hike bets cool Stock market party continues to rage, gold attempts comeback ECB minutes cheer up the euro, sterling loses its shine 'Opposite week' in currencies It's been an eventful week for currency markets, with the trends that dominated earlier in the year going into reverse.

US Open Note – Dollar drives on a slippery road as euro fights key resistance

Risk-on weighs on dollar Reduced appetite for safety kept the dollar pinned on the downside during the European trading hours as the FOMC meeting minutes reiterated late on Wednesday what markets already know about the progressive recovery in the US economy and the Fed’s commitment to keeping policy super accommodative until it sees sustainable growth.

Daily Market Comment – Stocks conquer new heights, dollar stable after Fed signals

Wall Street futures cruise to new records, approach key resistance Dollar stages minor comeback after Fed minutes, pound hit by vaccine woes ECB minutes and speech by Fed Chair Powell on the docket today Fed vs markets The minutes of the FOMC meeting contained no new revelations, but there was a clear sense of optimism about America's economic fortunes.

US Open Note – Stocks stabilize and dollar on back foot ahead of FOMC minutes

Stocks hover at highs, dollar slips as yields ease, oil ranges A subdued risk tone is emanating in markets as stocks are holding around their highs but the dollar’s latest weakness seems may continue for a while longer, as 10-year yields (1.

Daily Market Comment – Dollar extends retreat ahead of Fed minutes

Dollar and pound give back ground as bond yields cool down Euro and yen enjoy a relief rally – can it last? Stocks trade quietly, oil shaky, FOMC minutes in sight Dollar and sterling hit by falling yields The new quarter has turned the tables in the currency market, as the rally in bond yields that turbocharged the dollar along with sterling last quarter seems to have run out of fuel for now, breathing some life back into the devastated euro and yen.

US Open Note – European stocks in cheerful mode; dollar is still the king despite pullback

European indices hit record highs, but economic outlook still bleak The European equities had a pleasant start after a long weekend on Tuesday, rushing to catch up with the rally in US rivals, sending the STOXX 600 and the German DAX 30 to fresh record highs early on Tuesday.

Daily Market Comment – Stocks fly to new records after ISM data, but dollar suffers

US equities take to the skies amid stellar data and tax doubts Dollar drops as euphoric mood diminishes safe-haven demand Euro and yen capitalize on dollar's setback, but for how long? Promising data and tax doubts power up equities There's no stopping the stock market freight train.

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