On Wednesday, USD was traded sideways vs. a basket of major currencies after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. The Greenback fell following the decline of risk appetite, with investors being shocked.
However, the Greenback settled vs. its major counterparts; it rose vs. JPY and was traded above ¥114. USD managed its gains vs. the Japanese Yen as risk appetite increased, after Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen to win the French presidency.
The Sterling pound fell to $1.2930 as markets await the Bank of England's (BoE) monetary policy meeting and quarterly Inflation Report. While, no changes to policy are expected. Technically, Cable could hit $1.30.
Gold prices edged down yesterday, however risk appetite declined after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
Gold is hovering below $1,220 and could trade sideways and decline to $1,200 during the next period.
Oil prices rose as much as 3%, on falling the U.S. crude stocks and after Iraq and Algeria joined Saudi Arabia in supporting an extension to supply cuts deal. However, prices could settle below $50, as the United States, Libya and Nigeria could increase their output.
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