British Pound/U.S. Dollar Futures Market News and Commentary
The dollar index (DXY00) on Friday fell -0.123 (-0.13%). June euro-fx futures (E6M1) closed up +0.0004 (+0.03%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) rose +0.0012 (+0.10%). June yen futures (J6M1) closed down - 0.0011 (-0.12%), and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) rose +0.03 (+0.03%).
The dollar index (DXY00) on Friday fell to a new 4-week low. A rally in U.S. stock indexes to new record highs Friday curbed the dollar’s liquidity demand. The dollar was also under pressure Friday on signs of strength in China’s economy that boosted the yuan to a 1-month high against the dollar. Losses in the dollar were limited by stronger-than-expected U.S. housing data.
EUR/USD (^EURUSD) on Friday climbed to a new 6-week high on positive pandemic news after Italy and Denmark said that they would loosen some pandemic restrictions. USD/JPY (^USDJPY) rose slightly after the Nikkei Stock Index closed higher, which reduced the safe-haven appeal of the yen.
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