*Fed holds rates unchanged, repeats it is patient on policy. *New Zealand dollar drops to near four-year low. NEW YORK, Jan 28- The U.S. dollar strengthened on Wednesday in a broad advance that included gains against the euro and the Swiss franc, taking in stride the Federal Reserve's repeated message it remains "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates.» Read More
The euro fell sharply against the dollar in choppy trading on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the bank is ready for negative deposit rates.
The U.S. dollar pared its losses against the yen on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it will stick to its plan to buy $85 billion in bonds each month.
The dollar fell against the euro and yen Tuesday after a U.S. Midwest business barometer unexpectedly contracted in April, adding to worries about the economic recovery.
The euro rose against the dollar and yen on Monday after Italy finally formed a government, ending two months of political uncertainty.
The dollar fell against the yen on Friday, retreating from a four-year high after the Bank of Japan left policy unchanged and after data showed U.S. economic growth expanded.
The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday as data indicating resilience in the U.S. labor market allayed concerns about the pace of the economic recovery.
The euro rose against the dollar on Wednesday, reversing a drop to a near three-week low earlier in the global session.
The euro hit a two-week low against the dollar after weak German data fanned concerns about the euro zone economy and speculation the European Central Bank could cut interest rates.
Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank says Japanese investors have yet to expand their overseas investments which needs to happen for the Yen to accelerate. He expects the JPY to reach 104 at the end of the year.
So, will dollar-yen continue its descent to hit 100 this week or does the yen, which has fallen more than 20 percent since mid-November, need a fresh catalyst to trigger a further downward move? Vote and let us know what you think.
The yen hovered near the key level of 100 to the dollar on Monday after major industrialized nations gave their stamp of approval to a massive Japanese easing program.
The U.S. dollar and euro rallied 1.5 percent versus the yen on Friday after Japan said the Group of 20 countries did not oppose its aggressive monetary easing.
The euro edged higher against the dollar as more signals of a weakening U.S. economic recovery lifted it from its biggest daily drop in 10 months in the previous session.
The euro suffered its biggest daily decline against the dollar in nearly a year on Wednesday, weakened by talk of a euro zone interest rate cut.
The yen tumbled against the dollar and euro Tuesday, reversing the previous session's sharp gains as investor anxiety triggered by a record plunge in gold prices eased.
Mitul Kotecha, Head of Global FX Strategy at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Banking says the USD/JPY will eventually break through the 100 level in the not too distant future.
The yen rose from recent multi-year lows against the dollar and euro on Monday amid renewed worries about the global economy.
The dollar declined from a four-year peak against the yen Friday after a fall in U.S. retail sales reinforced expectations the Fed will keep its monetary policy loose.
Tom Averill, Managing Director at Rochford Capital says he sees more weakness for the yen. He expects it to hit 1.05 in a few months and recommends shorting the yen against the kiwi dollar.
The dollar rose to another four-year high against the yen on Thursday, closing in on the key 100 yen level.