Forex trading picks on Friday

Trading volumes declined sharply in the Jamaica foreign currency market on Friday, but the average trading rate against the US dollar fell, with inflows of US$38.7 million of all currencies and sale of US$33.34 million.
On Thursday, the market closed with the equivalent of US$27.57 million bought by dealers of all currencies, while they sold US$34.96 million.
The amounts of foreign currencies traded by dealers during the past week fell from the prior week. Dealers bought US$191 million in all currencies, down from US$239 million bought in the previous week. Dealers sold US$210 million, compared to US$240 million in the prior week. Actual US dollar purchases by dealers amounted to US$166 million down from US$211 million in the prior week and they sold US$184 million compared to US$222 million previously.
The Jamaica dollar gained modestly in value against the US dollar, at the close of foreign currency trading, with dealers selling US$30.55 million for 19 cents less than on Thursday with the US dollar selling rate closing at J$125.19, compared to J$125.37 in the sale of US$31.29 million at the close, on Thursday. Purchases of the US currency by dealers, amounted to US$35.32 million, with the average rate rising 35 cents to $124, compared to US$23.18 million, with the average rate of $123.65 on Thursday.
At mid-day on Friday dealers purchased US$12.59 million at an average rate of J$124.63 and sold $11.54 million at an average of J$125.15. At mid-day on the previous trading day, dealers purchased US$7.34 million at an average rate of J$124 and sold $9.8 million at an average of J$125.37.
The Jamaican dollar closed trading, with the selling rate for the Canadian dollar, inched lower to J$99.06 from J$99.57 at the close on Thursday. The selling rate for the British Pound declined to J$175.94 from J$178.11 previously and the euro declined versus the Jamaican dollar to J$156.23 to buy the European common currency, versus the prior selling rate of J$156.55.

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