Canadian Dollar Futures Market News and Commentary
The dollar index (DXY00) on Friday moved up +0.640 (+0.69%). Sep euro-fx futures (E6U0) closed down -0.0093 (-0.78%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) fell -0.0093 (-0.78%). Sep yen futures (J6U0) closed down -0.32 (-0.34%), and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) rose +0.37 (+0.35%).
The dollar index on Friday posted moderate gains on heightened U.S./China tensions after President Trump issued executive orders to ban two Chinese technology companies. Dollar gains accelerated on a better-than-expected U.S. July payroll report.
The dollar opened higher in overnight trading after a slide in global equity markets boosted the liquidity demand for the dollar. Stocks fell on an escalation of Chinese tensions after President Trump on Thursday night signed executive orders prohibiting U.S. residents from doing business with the Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps beginning 45 days from now, citing a national security risk of leaving Americans' personal data exposed. Also, the Treasury Department said Fri... Read more