The US dollar reasserted itself Thursday as it cruised to gains against the yen and pound while beating up on commodity FX. The euro kept pace and was the top performer while CHF lagged. A full slate of tier 1 Japanese data is due next.. After the last of our 2 AUDJPY shorts hit its final target of 91.40, totalling +230 pips, we issue 1 trade on USDJPY with 3 charts. Full detail found in the latest Premium Insights.
The Fed didn't send any particularly strong signals yesterday but the US dollar proved that the status quo continues to be enough. Initial jobless claims fell to 265K compared to 300K expected and even though it was probably skewed by a US holiday it added to the USD bid.