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Ballooning federal deficits threaten Fed independence, and give an opening to Chinese yuan

The Fed's monetary-policy independence is gone, massive federal deficits threaten the dollar’s status as the global currency, and the Chinese yuan is waiting in the wings. 6:00 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020

Asian markets inch higher despite Wall Street slump, coronavirus fears

Asian shares were slightly higher Friday despite some investor attention shifting again to the uncertainties in global economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, as reflected in the overnight fall on Wall Street. 11:41 p.m. Sept. 17, 2020

Asian markets retreat as Fed envisions staying put for the next few years

Asian stock markets declined Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated its benchmark interest rate will stay close to zero at least through 2023 but announced no additional stimulus plans. 11:46 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020

Today in Commodities

Oil ends lower on weak demand outlook, but storm disruptions to Gulf output limit losses

Oil futures end lower on Monday, undercut by continued demand worries as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries further reduces its outlook for demand growth. A storm in the Gulf of Mexico, however, is disrupting energy output in the region, limiting losses for oil and lifting prices for natural gas.

3:06 p.m. Sept. 14, 2020

Today in Bonds

Treasury yields retreat amid fear of new COVID-19 restrictions in Europe

U.S. Treasury yields fall Monday as a slump in global equity values bolster trading for safe-haven assets such as government bonds, amid renewed fears of the COVID-19 pandemic.

4:52 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020

Currencies Headlines

Why Ray Dalio sees ‘a threat’ to the U.S. dollar’s role as global reserve currency

The dollar's demise as the global reserve currency isn't imminent, but a threat looms as the Federal Reserve and global central banks increasingly monetize government debt, warns billionaire investor Ray Dalio.

11:31 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020
What’s the story with Yoshihide Suga, the next prime minister of Japan?

Incoming Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga gained a reputation for ruthlessly controlling the bureaucracy and stonewalling the media at daily press conferences.

1:55 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020
Bull trend intact: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from major support

Technically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are back on offense, rising in the wake of an aggressive September downdraft, writes Michael Ashbaugh.

12:42 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020

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Many Predicted the Dollar's Demise. Coronavirus Proved Them Wrong.

Despite many pundits predicting that the U.S. dollar would lose its global dominance, the coronavirus pandemic has only served to demonstrate how vital it remains to the international financial system. WSJ explains why this isn’t the first crisis to do so. Photo: Scott Eells/Bloomberg video content

Key Cross Rates

United States DollarUSD United Kingdom PoundGBP European EuroEUR Japanese YenJPY
United States DollarUSD /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled0.7801 /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled0.8516 /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled104.5520
United Kingdom PoundGBP /zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled1.2819 /zigman2/quotes/210561278/realtime/sampled1.0917 /zigman2/quotes/210561291/realtime/sampled134.0400
European EuroEUR /zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled1.1743 /zigman2/quotes/210561278/realtime/sampled0.9160 /zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled122.7800
Japanese YenJPY /zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled0.0096 /zigman2/quotes/210561291/realtime/sampled0.0075 /zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled0.0081

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Key Currencies

Symbol Bid Ask High Low Time(ET)
USDJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561789/realtime/sampled 104.5470 104.5570 104.7510 104.4580 05:02:56
USDCHF/zigman2/quotes/210561981/realtime/sampled 0.9156 0.9160 0.9174 0.9139 05:02:54
GBPUSD/zigman2/quotes/210561263/realtime/sampled 1.2818 1.2820 1.2838 1.2717 05:02:59
EURUSD/zigman2/quotes/210561242/realtime/sampled 1.1741 1.1744 1.1776 1.1720 05:02:57
AUDUSD/zigman2/quotes/210560947/realtime/sampled 0.7205 0.7209 0.7236 0.7178 05:02:57
USDCAD/zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled 1.3311 1.3316 1.3348 1.3298 05:02:57
EURCHF/zigman2/quotes/210561153/realtime/sampled 1.0753 1.0756 1.0773 1.0746 05:02:57
EURJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561215/realtime/sampled 122.7600 122.8000 123.2967 122.6500 05:02:57
NZDJPY/zigman2/quotes/210561685/realtime/sampled 69.6910 69.7604 69.9500 69.4667 05:02:59
AUDCHF/zigman2/quotes/210560928/realtime/sampled 0.6594 0.6604 0.6622 0.6571 05:02:58
AUDNZD/zigman2/quotes/210560938/realtime/sampled 1.0797 1.0817 1.0853 1.0798 05:02:06
CADJPY/zigman2/quotes/210560992/realtime/sampled 78.5123 78.5493 78.7700 78.3635 05:02:59
EUR= European Euro CHF= Swiss Franc NZD= New Zealand Dollar
USD= United States Dollar JPY= Japanese Yen GBP= United Kingdom Pound
AUD= Australian Dollar
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