EUR/USD Rises on US Data, Political Concerns

EUR/USD edged up today after US jobless claims rose more than was expected. The greenback moved lower versus the euro also because traders were concerned that US tax cut bill from the Senate due to release today will be different from the one proposed by the House of Representatives.
Initial jobless claims climbed from 229k to 239k last week, exceeding the median forecast of 232k. (Event A on the chart.)
Wholesale inventories rose 0.3% in September from August, matching analysts’ expectations exactly. The August increase was revised slightly from 0.9% to 0.8%. (Event B on the chart.)

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