Risk-on sentiment pushes US dollar lower
Wednesday 26 May, 2021
Daily Currency UpdateThe continued improvements we have seen in UK economic data, combined with the well-run vaccination program have kept Sterling well supported in recent weeks.GBPEUR has continued to trade sideways between 1.1550 – 1.1650, with the pair struggling to take direction between this range. In a boost for Boris Johnson's lockdown easing schedule, it has been reported that the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are both effective against the new Indian variant of COVID-19.
Key MoversThe euro continues to outperform it's major peers. Over the past week the euro has outperformed every G10 currency bar the Swiss Franc. The reason for this move can be attributed to the ever improving vaccine rollout, which is leading to the easing of lockdowns and an improvement in Eurozone economic data. In particular EURUSD is continuing to trade above the 1.22 handle, it’s highest level this year. The pressure on the US dollar has continued this week, with the currency trading lower against most of its major peers.
- GBP/USD: 1.4150 - 1.4230 ▲
- GBP/EUR: 1.1550 - 1.1640 ▼
- GBP/AUD: 1.8210 - 1.8330 ▼
- EUR/USD: 1.2180 - 1.2290 ▲