Currency traders at mid-week trading session increased their buying pressure on the safe-haven currency greenback, as they turned away in masses from riskier fiat currencies. This is so, given the prevailing geopolitical uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic – particularly in Europe, and coupled with sentiments surrounding the very close U.S presidential election.
What you should know
- At the time of writing, the U.S. Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six global currencies, gained 0.5%.
- Also at the time of writing EUR/USD was down 0.4% at 1.1749, falling for the third consecutive trading day.
The dollar has gained traction of late on the bias that the COVID-19 virus seems to be going out of hand; thereby, leading traders to increase their long bets on the U.S dollar – as the virus spreads in key markets, in places like Europe and the United States. This has fanned concerns that pre- COVID-19 economic growth is not happening anytime soon.
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