The US dollar spiked up against major currencies in New York trading on Friday.
Extending previous session upward trading, the greenback advanced further against the euro and the British pound in today’s mid-day deals. At 11:15 am ET, the greenback climbed to a 17-day high of 1.3504 versus the euro and a 3-day high of 1.4999 versus the pound, compared to yesterday’s New York session close of 1.3609 and 1.5245, respectively.
The dollar traded higher against the Swiss franc in today’s mid-day deals and hit a high of 1.0637 at around 10:30 am ET from Thursday’s close of 1.0583.
After touching a new multi-month low of 1.0064 at about 8:45 am ET, the greenback reversed its direction against the Canadian dollar in North American mid-day session today. The greenback-loonie pair that closed yesterday’s New York session at 1.0142, is currently trading near 1.0163.
The US currency also edged up against the Australian dollar and the New Zealand dollar in today’s New York deals. At 11:15 am ET, the greenback rose to fresh multi-day highs of 0.9131 against the Aussie and 0.7069 versus the kiwi, which may be compared to Thursday’s closing values of 0.9209 and 0.7149, respectively. At present, the dollar is worth 0.9156 against the Aussie and 0.7088 versus the kiwi.