Daily Forex Fundamentals – July 12, 2011

What’s on the Economic Horizon

Fed to release its FOMC meeting minutes today
BOJ monetary policy statement on tap
CPI reports from the euro zone due today

U.S. Dollar (USD)

The dollar’s price action yesterday was as mixed as Happy Pip’s drinks when traders played the classic game of risk aversion. The dollar gained on the high-yielding currencies, which dragged EUR/USD 230 pips lower to 1.4013 and GBP/USD 131 pips down to 1.5900. Meanwhile, the Greenback lost against the Read more…

Euro (EUR)

Woah! It seems like the market grooved to Snoop Dogg’s famous tune yesterday as investors dropped the euro like it’s hot! The shared currency lost to almost all of its counterparts, giving up 229 pips to the yen when EUR/JPY closed at Read more…

British Pound (GBP)

The pound began the week on a disappointing note yesterday as risk aversion managed to make its way back into the foreign exchange markets. Once again, the culprit was none other than the euro zone debt debacle. GBP/USD, after it had opened the day at 1.6031, found itself Read more…

Japanese Yen (JPY)

Safe haven currencies rock! Despite the release of mixed economic reports in Japan, the yen clobbered its chart partners yesterday on a big wave of risk aversion in markets. USD/JPY ended up 31 pips down from yesterday’s open price, while Read more…

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Just like its comdoll homies, the Loonie fell victim to risk aversion yesterday and scored a loss against the dollar. USD/CAD skyrocketed up the charts after opening at .9621, closing the day 71 pips higher at Read more…

Australian Dollar (AUD)

Ooomph! The Aussie was hit with a one-two punch yesterday when a sharp selloff due to risk aversion was complemented by weak economic data from Australia. AUD/USD plunged by a whopping Read more…

New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Ouch! No thanks to another case of risk aversion, the Kiwi bulls experienced a massive beating yesterday. NZD/USD, after opening the week at .8363, fell to .8276 by the end of the U.S. trading session. That’s a painful Read more…

Swiss Franc (CHF)

Score one for the Swissy! The strong case of risk aversion helped the Swissy gain a significant amount of ground versus the euro yesterday. EUR/CHF ended the U.S. trading session at 1.712, more than Read more…

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