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The U.S. dollar reversed early losses and rose against the euro and yen on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it sees diminished downside risks to the economy.
The U.S. dollar rose for a second day against the yen on Tuesday as some traders bet the Federal Reserve may signal it is almost ready to reduce its bond buying program.
The yen fell against the dollar and the euro as global stocks rebounded, but the Japanese currency may stay near two-month highs until investors get more clarity on the Federal Reserve's ultra-loose policy.
The yen rose against the U.S. dollar on Friday for a fourth straight day as investors unwound bets against the Japanese currency due to uncertainty surrounding central banks.
The yen rose against the dollar to levels not seen since the Bank of Japan unleashed its aggressive stimulus in early April.
Jane Turner, Senior Economist, ABS says the RBNZ could start raising interest rates as early as March 2014 as it weighs up increasing house prices and the higher NZ Dollar.
The dollar recovered lost ground against the yen on Wednesday after a sharp sell-off the previous day as investors sought to buy at cheaper levels.
The yen soared on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan decided not to announce additional measures to curb recent volatility in the bond market.
The dollar rose sharply versus the yen on Monday, bolstered by stronger-than-forecast Japanese data and a Standard & Poor's upgrade to the credit outlook for the United States.
The dollar recovered on Friday from steep losses in the previous session after a government report showed a reasonably healthy pace of U.S. job creation in May.
The dollar fell sharply against the yen and euro on Thursday, hitting levels not seen in months, as investors fretted that upcoming U.S. jobs data would disappoint.
The dollar weakened against most currencies on Wednesday after a report showed hiring in the U.S. private sector fell short of expectations last month.
The dollar recovered against the yen on Tuesday as investors sought to take advantage of the previous day's cheapening to buy back the U.S. currency.
The dollar plunged against a broad swath of currencies on Monday as weak U.S. manufacturing data curbed expectations that the Fed will rein in its bond purchases soon.
The dollar rose Friday and was headed for its eighth straight month of gains against the yen on robust U.S. economic data.
The U.S. dollar fell to a three-week low against the euro after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data boosted expectations the Fed will keep its monetary stimulus in place.
Chris Tedder, Research Analyst at FOREX.com is expecting further action from the Bank of Japan to spur growth which could weaken the yen further.
The dollar retreated on Wednesday as U.S. Treasury yields eased from more than one-year highs, although most investors are convinced the greenback's upward trend is intact.
The dollar rebounded against the euro and yen Tuesday after robust U.S. economic data reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve may start unwinding its stimulus program.
The dollar rose against the euro on Friday, recovering from an early swoon after better-than-expected U.S. durable goods data for April eased investor concerns about the U.S. economy.