Euro gains on action from central banks, 30th November 2011Trading Setups / Chart in Focus:
The EURUSD pushed dramatically higher today as major central banks around the world collaborated to help ease the mounting pressure of the euro-zone debt crisis. This worked to ignite fresh risk appetite and as a result global markets soared.
In the currency markets today, the EURUSD pushed significantly higher as the central banks of the U.S., Euro-zone, Britain, Canada, Japan, and Switzerland, took collaborative action to ease pressure on European banks.
The EURUSD moved to $1.3440 in late-day New York trading, up from $1.3315 on Wednesday.
The U.S. dollar was lower against the other major currencies too. The GBPUSD moved to $1.5690 from $1.5594. The greenback moved to 77.54 yen from 77.91, the Australian dollar, New Zealand dollar, and Canadian dollar also posted significant gains against the U.S. dollar today.
In the U.S. markets today, stocks rocketed dramatically higher with the Dow posting its best one day gain since March of 2009. The gains came after the U.S. Federal Reserve bank and other central banks extended help to banks affected by the euro-zone debt crisis.
The Dow gained 490.05 points, or 4.2%, the S&P 500 added 51.77 points, or 4.3%, and the Nasdaq rose 104.83 points, or 4.2%.
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